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June First

June 1st:

The official start of the hurricane season.

Events:
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.

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

For some reason, I didn’t make the list. 🧙🏻‍♂️

4 comments

1 hipparchia { 06.01.21 at 8:14 pm }

well… i *have* kind of wondered if that 1st batch of scotch whisky was any good…. 🙂

oh, and…. https://www.sandraboynton.com/sboynton/hippobirdiecards.html

2 Bryan { 06.02.21 at 10:26 am }

It had alcohol in a cold climate among people who ate haggis – it was GREAT!

Thank you. I love her cats.

3 hipparchia { 06.02.21 at 8:46 pm }

cold climate… haggis…. yes, i think GREAT! might even be an understatement.

i love all her critters, and yes i’ve had cats that look just like hers. and i had only read snippets of her autobiography before now, but i have to say, i do admire her business plan 🙂

https://www.sandraboynton.com/sboynton/boyntonography.html

4 Bryan { 06.04.21 at 8:02 pm }

Some of the stuff we drank in the military defy description. All of reported started as fruit [not bananas, don’t use bananas], sugar, and water, anything close to scotch has to be better.

Her attitude shows in her work 😸

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