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This Day in History, June 1

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On June 1st, 1954, Linus of "Peanuts" was shown with his security blanket for the first time.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Leo Tolstoy said, It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.

Other Notable Events for May 31

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On this date in history:

In 1790, President George Washington signed a bill creating the first U.S. copyright law.

In 1889, a flood in Johnstown, Pa., left more than 2,200 people dead.

In 1902, Britain and South Africa signed a peace treaty ending the Boer War.

In 1916, the Battle of Verdun passed the ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for May 31

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Those born on this date include:

- Genghis Khan, leader of the Mongol Empire, in 1162
- poet Walt Whitman in 1819
- surgeon William Mayo, founder of the Mayo Clinic, in 1819
- radio humorist Fred Allen in 1894
- clergyman/author Norman Vincent Peale in 1898
- actor Don Ameche in 1908
- actor Denholm ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Tuesday, May 31, the 152nd day of 2016 with 214 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Uranus, Venus and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter and Mars.

Statue of Lady Godiva

This Day in History, May 31

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On May 31st, 1678, the Godiva procession through Coventry began.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: Ninety percent of the politicians give the other 10 percent a bad reputation. -- Henry Kissinger

Other Notable Events for May 30

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On this date in history:

In 1431, Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in Rouen, France, at age 19. She had been convicted of sorcery.

In 1783, the Pennsylvania Evening Post became the first daily newspaper published in the United States.

In 1806, future U.S. President Andrew Jackson took part in a duel, killing ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for May 30

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Those born on this date include:

- Film director Howard Hawks in 1896
- movie executive Irving Thalberg in 1899
- Mel Blanc, the voice of Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig and many other cartoon characters, in 1908
- bandleader/clarinet virtuoso Benny Goodman in 1909
- restaurant executive Bob Evans in 1918
- ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Monday, May 30, the 151st day of 2016 with 215 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Uranus, Venus and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter and Mars.

Henry III

This Day in History, May 30

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On May 30th, 1574, Henry III became King of France.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie -- deliberate, contrived and dishonest -- but the myth -- persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. -- John F. Kennedy

Other Notable Events for May 29

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On this date in history:

In 1660, Charles II was restored to the English throne.

In 1790, Rhode Island became the last of the original 13 states to ratify the U.S. Constitution.

In 1914, the Canadian Pacific Transatlantic liner Empress of Ireland sank in the early morning hours following a collision with the ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for May 29

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Those born on this date include:

- King Charles II of England in 1630
- patriot Patrick Henry in 1736
- Ebenezer Butterick, inventor of the tissue paper dress pattern, in 1826
- English novelist G.K. Chesterton in 1874
- movie composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold in 1897
- entertainer Bob Hope in 1903
- ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Sunday, May 29, the 150th day of 2016 with 216 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Uranus, Venus and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter and Mars.

Sir Edmund Hillary

This Day in History, May 29

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On May 29th, 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary became the first person to reach the top of Mt. Everest.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: When the rich wage war, it's the poor who die. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

Other Notable Events for May 28

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On this date in history:

In 1798, the U.S. Congress empowered President John Adams to recruit an American army of 10,000 volunteers.

In 1892, the Sierra Club was founded by naturalist John Muir.

In 1934, the Dionne sisters, Emilie, Yvonne, Cecile, Marie and Annette, first documented set of quintuplets to survive,...Read more

Notable Birthdays for May 28

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Those born on this date include:

- British statesman William Pitt (the Younger) in 1759
- Swiss naturalist Louis Agassiz in 1807
- all-around athlete Jim Thorpe in 1888
- British novelist Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond, in 1908
- biologist/politician Barry Commoner in 1917
- musician Pappa John Creach ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Saturday, May 28, the 149th day of 2016 with 217 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Uranus, Venus and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter and Mars.

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