6 JUNE
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • King John III Portugal, 1502
  • Diego Velasquez, 1599
  • Pierre Corneille, 1606
  • Nathan Hale, 1755
  • Alexandr Pushkin, 1799
  • Claude S.G. Montefiore, 1858
  • W. R. Inge, 1860
  • Thomas Mann, 1875
  • R. C. Sherriff, 1896
  • President Sukarno, 1901
  • Aram Khachaturian, 1903
  • Kirk Kerkorian, 1917
  • George Deukmejian, 1928
  • Billy Whitelaw, 1932
  • The 14th Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso), 1935
  • David Blunkett, 1947
  • Harvey Fierstein, 1954
  • Dana Carvey, 1955
  • Sandra Bernhard, 1955
  • Bjorn Borg, 1956

Died On This Day:

  • Marcus Licinius Crassus, 53 BC
  • King John III Portugal, 1557
  • Patrick Henry, 1799
  • Camillo Benso, conte di Cavour, 1861
  • Lillian Russell, 1922
  • Louis Chevrolet, 1941
  • James Agate, 1947
  • Louis Lumiere, 1948
  • Carl Gustav Jung, 1961
  • Robert F. Kennedy assassinated, 1968
  • J. Paul Getty, 1976
  • Jack Haley Sr., 1979
  • Kenneth Rexroth, 1982
  • Larry Kert AIDS, 1991
  • Stan Getz, 1991
  • Anne Bancroft, 2005
  • Billy Preston, 2006
  • Esther Williams, 2013
  • Tom Sharpe, 2013
  • Peter Shaffer, 2016
  • Viktor Korchnoi, 2016
  • Peter Shaffer, 2016

Today's Events:

  • 1520 - Henry VIII and Francis I confer at Field of the Cloth of Gold near Calais.
  • 1523 - Gustavus Vasa ascends throne of Sweden.
  • 1683 - Elias Ashmole opens the first public museum in Oxford, England - The Ashmolean.
  • 1716 - First black slaves arrive in French Louisiana imported by French adventurers two years before New Orleans founded.
  • 1816 - Ten inch snowstorm hits New England beginning 'Year of No Summer.'
  • 1833 - Andrew Jackson becomes first U.S. President to ride in a railroad train-to Baltimore.
  • 1844 - YMCA (Young Men's Christian Organization) founded in London.
  • 1882 - NY inventor Henry W. Weely receives first U.S. patent for an electric iron.
  • 1896 - Frank Samuelson and George Harbo set out from N.Y. and row across Atlantic in 56 days.
  • 1907 - The first household detergent goes on sale in Dusseldorf, Germany - Persil.
  • 1925 - First Chrysler automobile introduced by Walter Chrysler; expensive car to cost $1,500.
  • 1928 - Last installment of Oxford English Dictionary published. PM Stanley Baldwin hosts dinner.
  • 1933 - First drive-in movie opens for business in Camden, New Jersey.
  • 1934 - SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) created to control stock markets; led by Joseph Kennedy.
  • 1944 - D-Day Normandy. Allied troops under Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower in largest invasion in history. WWII
  • 1949 - George Orwell's 1984 published.
  • 1954 - First Eurovision song contest.
  • 1962 - Beatles meet producer George Martin for the first time.
  • 1971 - Ed Sullivan show on CBS TV plays last performance after 22 years 11 1/2 months.
  • 2009 - African American convert to Judaism, Alysa Stanton, becomes first black rabbi in history; will lead congregation at synagogue in North Carolina.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Norbert (died today in 1134)
  • Jarlath of Tuam

Holiday:

  • Memorial Day in Korea
  • Dragon Boat Festival in China
  • Flag Day in Sweden
  • D-Day - the Invasion of Normandy in 1944

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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