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Births, Deaths, and Events for 5 June

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Thought For The Day

     "Clean mind, clean body: take your pick."



1718   Thomas Chippendale - England, furniture maker (baptized)
1723   Adam Smith - Kirkcaldy, Scotland, economist (Wealth of Nations) (baptized)
1819   John Couch Adams - co-discover (Neptune)
1823   George Thorndike Angell - MA, lawyer (ASPCA)
1878   Francisco (Pancho) Villa - San Juan Del Rio, Durango, Mexico, revolutionary/guerrilla leader
1883   John Maynard Keynes - Cambridge, England, economist/math/journalist
1895   William Boyd - Hendrysburg, OH, cowboy (Hopalong Cassidy)
1898   Federico Garcia Lorca - Spain, poet/dramatist (Blood Wedding)
1900   Dennis Gabor - inventor (holography [3D laser photography])
1932   Christy Brown - Dublin, Ireland, novelist (My Left Foot, Down All the Days)
1934   Bill D. Moyers - Hugo, OK, news commentator (Bill Moyers' Journal)
1937   Waylon Jennings - Littlefield, TX, country singer (Dukes of Hazzard)
1938   Marion Chapman - smallest known premature baby to survive (280 g)
1949   Ken Follett - Cardiff, Wales, spy author (Eye of the the Needle)
1968   Ron Livingston - Cedar Rapids, IA, actor (Office Space, Band Of Brothers)
1971   Mark Wahlberg - Dorchester, MA, actor (Perfect Storm, Three Kings, Boogie Nights)
1977   Kristin Gore - Carthage, TN, writer (SNL)



1864   Gen William E "Grumble" Jones - killed at Piedmont
1916   Horatio H Kitchener - British General (Sudan), dies at 65
1970   Jay Irving - cartoonist (Draw Me a Laugh), dies at 69
1988   Clarence M Pendleton - chairman of comm on Civil Rights (1981-88) dies
1993   Conway Twitty - country singer, dies at 59 of complications from surgery
1999   Mel Tormé - singer, dies at 73 from a stroke
2004   Ronald Reagan - actor/governor (CA)/president (40th) dies at 93 after a long battle with Alzheimer's



   Festival Of Popular Delusions Day
1661   Isaac Newton admitted as a student to Trinity College, Cambridge
1794   Congress prohibits citizens from serving in foreign armed forces
1805   1st recorded tornado in "Tornado Alley" (Southern Illinois)
1833   Ada Lovelace (future 1st computer programmer) meets Charles Babbage
1875   Pacific Stock Exchange formally opens
1876   Bananas become popular in US, at Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia
1912   US marines invade Cuba (3nd time)
1917   10 million US men begin registering for draft in WW I
1920   1st rivet driven on Bank of Italy headquarters at 1 Powell, San Francisco (later Bank of America)
1933   US goes off gold standard
1940   1st synthetic rubber tire exhibited Akron, OH
1940   Battle of France begins in WW II
1944   1st B-29 bombing raid; 1 plane lost due to engine failure
1945   USA, UK, USSR and France (honorary title) declare supreme authority over Germany
1946   Fire at LaSalle Hotel cocktail lounge kills 61 (Chicago, IL)
1947   Secretary of State George C. Marshall outlines "The Marshall Plan"
1950   US Supreme Court undermines legal foundations of segregation
1956   Federal court rules racial segregation on Montgomery buses anti-Constitutional
1967   Murderer Richard Speck sentenced to death in the electric chair
1968   Sirhan Sirhan (maybe) shoots Bobby Kennedy, who dies the next day
1972   UN Conference on the Human Environment opens in Stockholm
1975   Suez Canal reopens (after 6 Day War caused it to close)
1976   Teton Dam in Idaho bursts, causing $1 billion damage (14 die)
1977   Coup in Seychelles (National Day)
1977   1st personal computer, the Apple II, goes on sale
1980   Soyuz T-2 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6 space station
1981   TODAY/PC runs for 1st time
1981   Center of Disease Control reports of a pneumonia affecting gays (AIDS)
1982   Waterfront streetcar begins operating in Seattle
1983   Yannich Noah becomes 1st Frenchman to win French Open since WW II
1984   Indira Gandhi orders attack on Sikh's holiest site (Golden Temple)
1987   "Nightline" presents it's 1st "Town Meeting"; the subject is AIDS
1991   Space Shuttle STS 40 (Columbia 12) launched



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