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June First

June 1st:

The official start of the hurricane season [Invest 93 off the coast of South Carolina].

1495 – Friar John Cor records the first known batch of scotch whisky.
1660 – Mary Dyer is hanged in Boston, Massachusetts, for defying a law banning Quakers from the colony. She is considered by some to be the last religious martyr in what would become the United States.
1890 – The United States Census Bureau begins using Herman Hollerith’s tabulating machine to count census returns.
1967 – The Beatles album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is released.
1980 – The Cable News Network (CNN) begins broadcasting.

1563 – Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury, English statesman and spymaster (d. 1612)
1780 – Carl von Clausewitz, Prussian general (d. 1831)
1804 – Mikhail Glinka, Russian composer (d. 1857)

For some reason I didn’t make the list.


1 Steve Bates { 06.01.11 at 9:18 am }

You made our list, Bryan. Have a happy one!

2 Anya { 06.01.11 at 7:28 pm }

Happy Birthday, Cousin!

Oh, I think today is the start of tornado season in Massachusetts. It’s been an uncomfortable evening.


3 Bryan { 06.01.11 at 8:09 pm }

I thank you.

It looks like 3 confirmed along I-90 around Springfield and Worchester. It’s the same system that has been plaguing the center of the US for a couple of weeks, finally getting pushed out.

It has been a nasty piece of work from start to finish. The pressure lines are very similar to a tropical storm with a central low and bands spinning out from there.

Stay safe. They are reporting hail at an inch and larger.

4 Steve Bates { 06.01.11 at 9:35 pm }

What they showed on the evening news looked nasty. Stay safe, Anya, if you are in that vicinity. I need to call an old school buddy; I’m not sure how close to the tornadoes he lives…

5 Kryten42 { 06.02.11 at 12:04 am }

Oh! Stay safe Anya!! And I hope your friend is safe also Steve, and everyone else in those areas! Be smart, stay safe all!

It’s a bit crazy here, we’ve had sightings of several waterspouts off the coast of Vic, and Tornado’s inland (though thankfully, neither has been very strong and damage has been minimal). We rarely have them this far South, Very weird.

Weather is crazy all over!

6 Anya { 06.02.11 at 2:01 am }

The really bad weather stayed well to the south of us, but the thunderstorm we did have was blustery and loud. It was at least 4 hours before the cats decided it was safe to come out from under the bed.

7 Bryan { 06.02.11 at 2:45 pm }

The system that went through your area last week, Anya, dropped South and became Invest 93 which is currently South of me in Gulf. That is not supposed to happen.

Weird, just bloody weird.

8 ellroon { 06.02.11 at 5:26 pm }

Happy Birthday, Bryan, a day late and a dollar short as they say. But cheers all the same.

9 Bryan { 06.02.11 at 10:37 pm }

Thank you, Ellroon, and there was no hurry that I am was aware of.