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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 StandJune 26, 2000: Human Genome MappedJune 26, 1974: 1st UPC Bar CodeJune 26, 1947: Computer PatentJune 26, 1916: Nissen Hut PatentJune 26, 1896: 1st Movie TheaterJune 26, 1284: Ratcatcher’s DayJune 27, 1998: 1st ’Weird Al’ DayJune 27, 1927: (b) Captain KangarooJune 27, 1854: Kerosene PatentJune 28: Double Pi DayJune 28: Hand Shake DayJune 28: Columnists DayJune 28: Adjustment DayJune 28, 1919: Treaty of VersaillesJune 28, 1914: Sarajevo

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