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
- 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:
- Angela of Brescia
- Nirvana of the Buddhists
- Nadaraka Day in Kenya
- 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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