1 JUNE
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Brigham Young, 1801
  • John Masefield, 1878
  • Molly Picon, 1898
  • John Van Druten, 1901
  • Nelson Riddle, 1921
  • Joan Caulfield, 1922
  • Marilyn Monroe, 1926
  • Andy Griffith, 1926
  • Edward Woodward, 1930
  • Pat Boone, 1934
  • Gerald Scarfe, 1936
  • Morgan Freeman, 1937
  • Cleavon Little, 1939
  • René Auberjonois, 1940
  • Ronnie Wood, 1947
  • Jonathan Pryce, 1947
  • Lisa Hartman, 1956
  • Jason Donovan, 1968
  • Heidi Klum, 1973
  • Alanis Morissette, 1974
  • Justine Henin-Hardenne, 1982

Died On This Day:

  • Siddhartha Gautama Shaka, 543 BC
  • Tokugawa Ieyasu, 1616
  • Pope Gregory XVI, 1846
  • James Buchanan, 1868
  • Lizzie Borden, 1927
  • Hugh Walpole, 1941
  • Leslie Howard killed, 1943
  • Don Herold, 1966
  • Helen Keller, 1968
  • Jan Kadar, 1979
  • David Ruffin OD, 1991
  • Sir Christopher Cockerell, 1999
  • Tito Puente, 2000
  • William Manchester, 2004
  • Yves Saint Laurent, 2008

Today's Events:

  • 1599 - Shakespeare's Globe Theatre opens in Southwark, London having just moved from Shorditch.
  • 1638 - Pilgrims record first earthquake felt in New World in Plymouth, MA.
  • 1792 - Kentucky becomes 15th state admitted to Union.
  • 1794 - British victory over French in naval battle off Ushant 'Glorious first of June.'
  • 1796 - Tennessee is 16th state admitted to Union.
  • 1813 - British frigate Shannon beats U.S. Chesapeake in War of 1812 as Capt cries 'Don't give up the ship.'
  • 1857 - Royal Navy destroys Chinese fleet in 2nd Anglo-Chinese War.
  • 1869 - Thomas Alva Edison patents his electric vote recorder but it is not used until Jan. 11,1917.
  • 1883 - Beginning of 2 1/2 year French war with Madagascar.
  • 1888 - First seismograph exhibited at Lick Observatory, University of California.
  • 1909 - W. E. B. Du Bois, Jane Adams and John Dewey found Nat'l Negro Committee; renamed NAACP next yr.
  • 1938 - Action comics publish first Superman comic.
  • 1944 - Colossus II, the first working computer by Alan Turing, goes into operation and cracks Nazi code.
  • 1979 - Intel launches its 8088 processor with 29,000 transistors and a maximum speed of 8MHz
  • 1980 - Ted Turner's CNN 24 hour news channel goes on the air; based in Atlanta, GA.
  • 2001 - Crown Prince Dipendra of Nepal kills parents, brother sister, 4 royals, self in biggest since Russia.
  • 2009 - General Motors files for bankruptcy with pre-bankruptcy assets of $91 billion.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Nicomedes
  • Pamphilus
  • Angela of Brescia

Holiday:

  • Nirvana of the Buddhists
  • Nadaraka Day in Kenya

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • SAVITRI-VRATA, Hindu Festival for women
  • TANO FESTIVAL (Korea) on 5th day of 5th lunar month.
  • TUAN WU CHIEH or Dragon Boat Festival (China) 5th day of 5th lunar month.
  • SHAVUOT or Feast of Weeks (Jewish), on 6th or 7th of lunar month Sivan.
  • ASCENSION (Christian) 40th day after Easter.
  • PENTECOST (Christian) or Whitsunday (Anglican) 50 days after Easter.
  • TRINITY SUNDAY (Christian), Sunday after Pentecost.
  • CORPUS CHRISTI (Christian), Thursday after Trinity Sunday.
  • FATHER'S DAY (U.S.) Third Sunday in June.
  • ARANYA SHASHTI, Hindu Festival honoring god of the forest
  • RATHA YATRA, Hindu Festival of Car Procession of Vishnu
  • CHI HSI, Festival of the Milky Way in China (seventh day of the seventh moon)
  • CHUNG YÜAN, Festival of the Dead in China (fifteenth day of the seventh moon)
  • GAY AND LESBIAN PRIDE DAY - Last Sunday in June
  • CHAGU-CHAGU UMAKKO or horse Festival in Morioka celebrated second Saturday in June
  • HARE KRISHNA RATHA YATRA CHARIOT CARNIVAL celebrated 3rd week in June.
  • AMBUBACHI MELA Festival at Kamakhya temple in Guwahati, India celebrated third week in June for 5 days

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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