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A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first. -- U.S. President Ronald Reagan

Other Notable Events for June 5

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On this date in history:

In 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt signed a bill abolishing the gold standard.

In 1950, the Supreme Court ruled 8-0 that segregation of African Americans in railroad dining cars violated the Interstate Commerce Act.

In 1967, the Six-Day War began between Israel and the Arab states of ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for June 5

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Those born on this date include:

- British furniture maker Thomas Chippendale in 1718
- Scottish economist Adam Smith in 1723
- Lincoln County, N.M., Sheriff Pat Garrett, who shot Billy the Kid, in 1850
- Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa in 1878
- actor William Boyd (Hopalong Cassidy) in 1895
- Italian ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Friday, June 5, the 157th day of 2020 with 209 to follow.

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

Pope Clement V

This Day in History, June 5

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On June 5th, 1305, Clement V was elected Pope.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: The American character is both idealistic and realistic: Why can't our government reflect both? -- U.S. first lady/Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Other Notable Events for June 4

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On this date in history:

In 1783, the first public demonstration of a hot-air balloon occurred at Annonay, France.

In 1784, France's Marie Thible of Lyons became the first woman to fly in a hot-air balloon.

In 1896, Henry Ford wheeled his first car from a brick shed in Detroit and drove it around darkened streets...Read more

Notable Birthdays for June 4

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Those born on this date include:

- George III, king of England during the American Revolutionary War, in 1738
- actor Rosalind Russell in 1907
- actor Dennis Weaver in 1924
- radio/TV host Ruth Westheimer in 1928 (age 92)
- actor Bruce Dern in 1936 (age 84)
- singer Freddy Fender in 1937
- publisher/...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Thursday, June 4, the 156th day of 2020 with 210 to follow.

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

Quadricycle

This Day in History, June 4

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On June 4th, 1896, Henry Ford took his first automobile - the Quadricycle - for a test drive.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: "I improvised, crazed by the music ... Even my teeth and eyes burned with fever. Each time I leaped I seemed to touch the sky, and when I regained the Earth it seemed to be mine alone. -- American singer/dancer/actor Josephine Baker

Other Notable Events for June 3

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On this date in history:

In 1888, the comic baseball poem Casey at the Bat was published in the Sunday edition of the San Francisco Examiner.

In 1937, the Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII, married divorcee Wallis Warfield Simpson of Baltimore after abdicating the British throne.

In 1940, waves of German...Read more

Notable Birthdays for June 3

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Those born on this date include:

- Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy during the Civil War, in 1808
- automaker Ransom Olds in 1864
- British King George V in 1865
- British actor Maurice Evans in 1901
- jazz dancer/singer Josephine Baker in 1906
- actor Paulette Goddard in 1910
- actor ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Wednesday, June 3, the 155th day of 2020 with 211 to follow.

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

Canadian Pacific Railway

This Day in History, June 3

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On June 3rd, 1889, the Canadian Pacific Railway was completed.

A thought for the day

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A thought for the day: There is no room in baseball for discrimination. It is our national pastime and a game for all. -- American baseball legend Lou Gehrig

Other Notable Events for June 2

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On this date in history:

In 1865, the Civil War officially came to an end when Confederate Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith, commander of Confederate forces west of the Mississippi, signed the surrender terms offered by Union negotiators.

In 1886, U.S. President Grover Cleveland, 49, married Frances Folsom, the 21-year-old daughter ...Read more

Notable Birthdays for June 2

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Those born on this date include:

- Pope Leo XI in 1535
- Martha Washington, the first U.S. first lady, in 1731
- French writer Marquis de Sade in 1740
- Pope St. Pius X in 1835
- English novelist Thomas Hardy in 1840
- English composer Edward Elgar in 1857
- first lady Helen Taft in 1861
- ...Read more

Astronomy

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Today is Tuesday, June 2, the 154th day of 2020 with 212 to follow.

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

Barnum's Circus

This Day in History, June 2

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On June 2nd, 1835, P.T. Barnum and his circus began their first tour of the United States.

 

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