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History: The version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.
I can’t understand why I flunked American history. When I was a kid there was so little of it.
Historian: A prophet looking backwards.
If some countries have too much history, we have too much geography.
In which period of history did nerds rule the world?




June 2017


This Day In History  
June 1: ShavuotJune 1, 1980: CNN DebutJune 1, 1974: 1st Heimlich ManeuverJune 1, 1959: 1st HovercraftJune 1, 1939: 1st Televised Boxing MatchJune 1, 1880: 1st Pay TelephoneJune 2: Donut DayJune 2, 1947: Tupperware PatentJune 2, 1857: (b) ElgarJune 2, 1692: Salem Witch TrialsJune 3: National Kids DayJune 3: National Repeat DayJune 3: Hug Your Cat DayJune 3, 1880: 1st Wireless Telephone MessageJune 4: Pentecost (Whit Sunday)June 4: Old Maid’s DayJune 4, 1989: Tiananmen SquareJune 4, 1942: Battle of MidwayJune 4, 1937: 1st Shopping CartJune 4, 1935: Invisible Glass PatentJune 4, 1917: 1st Pulitzer PrizeJune 5: Whit MondayJune 5: Gingerbread DayJune 5: World Environment DayJune 5, 1968: Robert Kennedy AssassinatedJune 5, 1783: 1st Public Hot-Air Balloon FlightJune 6: Yo-Yo DayJune 6, 1944: D-DayJune 6, 1933: 1st Drive-In MovieJune 6, 1930: BathysphereJune 6, 1844: YMCA FoundedJune 7: National Chocolate Ice Cream DayJune 7, 1940: (b) Tom JonesJune 7, 1917: (b) Dean MartinJune 7, 1913: 1st Successful Ascent of Mt. McKinleyJune 7, 1848: Paul GauguinJune 8: Oceans DayJune 8, 1887: Punched Card Calculator PatentJune 8, 1810: (b) SchumannJune 8, 1786: 1st Ice CreamJune 9: Full Strawberry MoonJune 9, 1934: Donald Duck DebutJune 9, 1928: 1st Airplane Trip Across Pacific OceanJune 9, 1672: (b) Peter the GreatJune 10: Portugal DayJune 10, 1943: Ballpoint Pen PatentJune 10, 1935: Alcoholics Anonymous FoundedJune 10, 1902: Window Envelope PatentJune 10, 1752: Franklin’s KiteJune 11: Trinity SundayJune 11: Kamehameha DayJune 11, 1954: Scrabble PatentJune 11, 1910: (b) Jacques CousteauJune 11, 1864: (b) R. StraussJune 12-18: 117th U.S. Open GolfJune 12: Russia DayJune 12: Crowded Nest Awareness DayJune 12, 2014: 2014 FIFA World CupJune 12, 1898: Philippine IndependenceJune 12, 1897: Penknife PatentJune 13, 1966: Miranda DecisionJune 13, 1944: Wire Recorder PatentJune 13, 1893: 1st British Ladies Golf ChampionshipJune 14: Flag Day (U.S.)June 14, 1951: 1st Univac Computer (dedicated)June 14, 1938: 1st Issue of Action ComicsJune 14, 1909: (b) Burl IvesJune 14, 1894: 1st Sport Filmed (Boxing)June 14, 1775: U.S. Army FormedJune 15: Corpus ChristiJune 15, 1843: (b) GriegJune 15, 1667: 1st Human Blood TransfusionJune 15, 1215: Magna CartaJune 16, 1963: Tereshkova - 1st Woman in SpaceJune 16, 1904: BloomsdayJune 16, 1903: Ford Motor Company IncorporatedJune 16, 1829: (b) GeronimoJune 17: Sierpinski DayJune 17: Bunker Hill DayJune 17: Eat Your Vegetables DayJune 17, 1950: 1st Kidney TransplantJune 17, 1948: Transistor PatentJune 17, 1882: (b) StravinskyJune 17, 1818: (b) GounodJune 18: Father’s DayJune 18, 1927: Rapid Freezing of Food PatentJune 18, 1815: Napoleon Defeated at WaterlooJune 19: Juneteenth DayJune 19, 1958: Hula HoopJune 19, 1846: 1st Recorded Baseball GameJune 19, 1623: (b) Blaise PascalJune 20: Royal AscotJune 20, 1945: Anne MurrayJune 20, 1924: Chet AtkinsJune 20, 1909: Errol FlynnJune 20, 1840: Telegraph & Morse Code PatentsJune 21: Summer SolsticeJune 21: Blackjack DayJune 21: Aboriginal Day (Canada)June 21, 1967: Computer Mouse PatentJune 21, 1756: Black Hole of CalcuttaJune 22: Desmond DayJune 22: 1st U.S. Water-Ski TournamentJune 22, 1847: Doughnut CreatedJune 23: Let It Go DayJune 23, 1868: 1st Typewriter PatentJune 23, 1848: Saxophone PatentJune 24: Midsummer DayJune 24: St. Jean-Baptiste DayJune 24, 1812: 1st Commercial LocomotiveJune 25, 2009: (d) Michael JacksonJune 25, 1973: Snowboard PatentJune 25, 1950: Korean WarJune 25, 1903: (b) George OrwellJune 25, 1876: Custer’s Last Stand

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