16 JUNE
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • King Gustav V Sweden, 1858
  • Lady Ottoline Morrell, 1873
  • Stan Laurel, 1890
  • Jack Albertson, 1910
  • Irving Penn, 1917
  • Katherine Graham, 1917
  • Eileen Atkins, 1934
  • Jim Dine, 1935
  • Erich Segal, 1937
  • Joyce Carol Oates, 1938
  • Billy 'Crash' Craddock, 1939
  • Lamont Dozier, 1941
  • Joan Van Ark, 1946
  • Roberto Duran, 1951
  • Phil Mickelson, 1970
  • Tupac Shakur, 1971

Died On This Day:

  • John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, 1722
  • Imre Nagy hanged, 1958
  • George Reeves suicide/murder?, 1959
  • Mel Allen, 1966
  • Wernher von Braun, 1977
  • Helmut Kohl, 2017

Today's Events:

  • AD 632 - Persian Era of Yezdegird III begins.
  • 1288 - Share dealings in oldest company recorded-Great Copper Mountain Mining Corp of Falun, Sweden.
  • 1755 - Boston troops capture French fort at Nova Scotia.
  • 1858 - Abraham Lincoln accepts nomination for Senate saying 'A house divided against itself cannot stand.'
  • 1883 - Free admission for women to New York Giant's baseball game inaugurates first Ladies' Day.
  • 1890 - Astronomers compute that van Gogh painted his White House at Night this evening at 8:00 p.m.
  • 1897 - Great Alaska gold rush begins with news of first discovery at Bonanza Creek.
  • 1903 - Pepsi-Cola registered with U.S. Patent office.
  • 1903 - Henry Ford forms Ford Motor Company in Detroit with James Couzzens and Dodge Brothers.
  • 1922 - Henry Adler Berliner makes first successful helicopter flight at College Park, Md.
  • 1930 - Mixed bathing is permitted for the first time in Hyde Park, London.
  • 1933 - FDR's "New Deal," pledged last year, opens with bank, rail, industry bills and farm aid initiatives.
  • 1963 - Valentina Tereshkova becomes first woman in space.
  • 1976 - Student uprisings in township of Soweto, South Africa begin.
  • 1987 - Species extinct - last dusky seaside sparrow dies at Walt Disney World.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • John Regis
  • Lutgard
  • Cyricus and Julitta
  • Tikhon of Amathus

Holiday:

  • Bloom's Day celebrated in Dublin Ireland commemorating the day in 1904 in which events of novel 'Ulysses' by James Joyce occurred.

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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