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From a couple days ago:





This is one of the best, if not the best, jazz recordings I've ever heard. Too bad the video does not match the audio (it's something different):

“Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
I Corinthians 10:31
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“Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
I Corinthians 10:31
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June 19:

325: The First Council of Nicaea adopted the original Nicene Creed, a statement of fundamental Christian beliefs.

1566: Birthday of James VI of Scotland I of the United Kingdom

1586: English settlers left Roanoke Island (in modern North Carolina) after failing to establish a permanent colony there.

1623: Birthday of Blaise Pascal, French mathematician and physicist

1834: Birthday of Charles Spurgeon, English pastor and author

1846: The first officially recorded, organized baseball game was played under Alexander Cartwright's rules in Hoboken, New Jersey. The New York Base Ball Club defeated the Knickerbockers 23-1.

1856: The first national convention of the brand new Republican Party concluded in Philadelphia with the nomination of John C. Fremont, the "Pathfinder", as their presidential candidate.

1862: Congress prohibited slavery in U.S. territories, nullifying the Supreme Court's Dred Scott decision.

1865: "Juneteenth": Slaves in Galveston, Texas received the official news that slavery had been abolished and they were free. It is a holiday in Texas and 41 other states and soon, possibly, nationally as a federal holiday.

1867: The "Emperor of Mexico" was executed on the orders of the president of Mexico. Austrian Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian had been installed by Napoleon III, emperor of France, a few years earlier.

1868: Jesuit Priest Pierre-Jean De Smet engaged in peace talks with Sitting Bull.

1903: Benito Mussolini, a radical Socialist, was arrested in Bern, Switzerland for advocating a violent general strike.

1943: The Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL merged for one season because of player shortages caused by WWII.

1944: The U.S. Navy won a major victory over Japan in the Battle of the Philippine Sea. Also known as the "Marianas Turkey Shoot", American carrier-based fighters devastated the Japanese fleet while suffering minimal casualties themselves in a very lopsided victory.

1953: Julius & Ethel Rosenberg were executed for espionage. They had been convicted of providing atomic secrets to the Soviets.

1960: NASCAR held its first Strictly Stock race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

1964: The Civil Rights Act of 1964 passed the Senate after surviving an 83-day filibuster by southern Democrats.

1990: Birthday of Brady Heslip, Baylor basketball player

1991: The last Soviet army units withdrew from Hungary.

2007: Islamofascist terrorists bombed the al_Khilani Mosque in Baghdad killing 78 and injuring 218.

2009: Mass riots broke out in Shishou, China involving over 10,000 rioters and 10,000 police after the suspicious death of a local chef.

2014: Felipe VI became king of Spain after the abdication of Juan Carlos I.
“Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
I Corinthians 10:31
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1623: Birthday of Blaise Pascal, French mathematician and physicist.

He also came up with Pascal's Gamble, the basest reason for faith in God. To paraphrase, if you believe in God and there isn't one, nothing is lost. If you don't believe in God, and there is one, you're looking at some long term problems.
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aka Pascal's wager

Or better yet, believe in God because it's foolish not to (Psalm 14:1), because He promises eternal life--but only through His Son Jesus Christ (John 14:6), and because He loves us enough to send Jesus to die for our sins (John 3:16).
“Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
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June 20:

451: After the inconclusive Battle of Chalons, Attla the Hun withdrew so the Romans interpreted it as a victory.

1631: The Irish village of Baltimare was sacked by Algerian pirates.

1782: Congress adopted the Great Seal of the United States.

1789: Tennis Court Oath: Shut out of the meeting room of the Estates General due to disagreements over voting procedures, France's Third Estate (representing most of the population) moved into an indoor tennis court and vowed not to disband until they could draft a new constitution. This was a major early step in the French Revolution.

1819: Birthday of Jacques Offenbach, German-French composer

1837: Accession of Queen Victoria to the British throne.

1840: Samuel Morse received a patent for the telegraph.

1863: West Virginia was admitted as the 35thstate. Originally part of Virginia, these western counties with few slaves chose to remain loyal to the Union after Virginia had seceded from the Union.

1877: Alexander Graham Bell installed the world's first commercial telephone service in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

1900: The Boxer Rebellion began in China as radical nationalists launched violent attacks against foreigners after decades of exploitation and mistreatment by Europeans in their own homeland.

1909: Birthday of Errol Flynn, Australian-American actor

1919: The German Cabinet resigned over their inability to agree on whether or not to agree to the Treaty of Versailles negotiated by the victors of WWI and presented to the defeated Germans with none of their input. This harsh treaty (or at least the Germans perceived at as such) was one of the reasons for the rise of Hitler.

1923: Birthday of Peter Gay, German-American historian and author

1925: Birthday of Audie Murphy, American army officer, Medal of Honor recipient, most decorated American soldier of WWII

1942: Kazimierz Pierchowski and three other prisoners dressed as SS-Totenkopfverbnde, stole a staff car, and escaped from Auschwitz concentration camp.

1944: Battle of the Philippine Sea: The "Great Marianas Turkey Shoot" was the largest carrier-to-carrier battle in history: the two navies deployed 24 aircraft carriers and 1,345 aircraft. The U.S. won a lopsided victory with the Japanese fleet decimated, several carriers sunk, and dozens of airplanes shot down.

1944: The Germans' experimental MW 18014 V-2 rocket reached an altitude of 176 km to become the first man-made object in space.

1945: The U.S. Secretary of State approved the transfer of Wernher von Braun and his team of German rocket scientists to the U.S. The would form the core of America's rocket and later space program.

1946: Birthday of Andre Watts, American pianist

1947: Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, responsible for bringing organized crime to the West Coast, was gunned down in the home of his mistress in Beverly Hills. Siegel also transformed Las Vegas into a major center for tourism and gambling.

1949: Birthday of Lionel Richie, American singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, and actor

1952: Birthday of John Goodman, American actor

1963: The U.S. and the Soviet Union agreed to create a nuclear "hot line" to provide direct communication during a future crisis. One of the major dangers of the recently concluded Cuban Missile Crisis was the lack of such communication and the reliance on third party intermediaries.

1965: Death of Bernard Baruch, American financier and politician

1972: AN 18.5 minute gap was discovered in the tape recording of conversations in Pres. Nixon's Oval Office during the Watergate investigation.

1975: The film Jaws was released in the U.S.

1991: The German Bundestag voted to move the capital of the former West Germany from Bonn to Berlin.
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June 21:

1377: Death of Edward III of England

1527: Death of Niccolo Machiavelli Italian historian and author

1621: 27 Czech noblemen were executed in Prague's Old Town Square as a consequence of the Battle of White Mountain during the Thirty Years' War.

1631: Death of John Smith, English admiral and explorer, one of the original settlers of Jamestown in the Virginia colony whose leadership helped to ensure their survival

1639: Birthday of Increase Mather, American minister and author

1732: Birthday of Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, German pianist and composer

1779: Spain declared war on Great Britain. Although unrelated to the American War for Independence and unallied, the Spanish war with Britain indirectly aided our cause.

1788: New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution, the minimum number needed for its implementation. Eventually, the rest of the states would follow but for some it would be years.

1791: King Louis XVI and his immediate family began the Flight to Varennes, an attempt to escape France fearing their lives were in danger. The failure of this attempt helped make those fear very real during the French Revolution.

1810: Future president Zachary Taylor married Margaret Smith.

1813: Napoleon's forces were defeated in Spain ending the Peninsular campaign.

1876: Death of Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, Mexican general and politician, victor in the Battle of the Alamo, loser in the Battle of San Jacinto

1892: Birthday of Reinhold Niebuhr, American theologian and academic

1905: Birthday of Jean-Paul Sartre, French philosopher

1908: Death of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian composer and educator

1916: America's controversial military expedition into Mexico to chase after Pancho Villawas attacked by Mexican forces suffering 22 casualties. Led by Gen. John J. Pershing, the expedition never succeeding in capturing the Mexican outlaw.

1940: Future president Richard M. Nixon married Patricia Ryan.

1942: Allied forces surrendered at Tobruk, Libya. Gen. Erwin Rommel, the "Desert Fox", again proved his cunning.

1964: A KKK lynch mob murdered 3 civil rights activists: Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman, and James Chaney near Meridian, Mississippi.

1978: The original production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Evitapremiered in London.

1982: John Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity for the attempted assassination of Pres. Ronald Reagan.

1989: Birthday of Nick Florence, Baylor quarterback

1990: A 7.7 earthquake struck northern Iran killing apx. 50,000 people.

2006: Pluto's newly discovered moons were officially named Nix and Hydra.

2018: Death of Charles Krauthammer, American columnist and political commentator
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June 22:

1611: English explorer Henry Hudson was set adrift by mutineers

1633: The Roman Inquisition forced Galileo Galilei to recant his heliocentric view of the heavens, that the earth orbited the sun instead of the geocentric view that held the earth was the center of the universe.

1767: Birthday of Wilhelm von Humboldt, German philosopher, academic, and politician

1774: Parliament passed the Quebec Act establishing rules for governing Quebec, recently a French colony.

1775: The U.S. Congress issued Continental collars to help finance the War for Independence.

1805: Birthday of Giuseppe Mazzini, Italian journalist, activist, and politician

1839: Cherokee leaders Major Ridge, John Ridge, and Elias Goudinot were assassinated for signing a treaty that resulted in the Trail of Tears.

1864: Union forces attempted to capture a railroad junction at Petersburg, Virginia but were thwarted by forces of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

1876: General Santa Anna died in Mexico City.

1898: Birthday of Erich Maria Remarque, author of All Quiet on the Western Front

1903: Birthday of John Dillinger, American gangster

1905: Death of Francis Lubbock, American colonel and politician, governor of Texas

1911: Coronation of George V and his wife Mary as King and Queen of the United Kingdom

1940: France was forced to sign the Second Compiegne armistice with Germany in the same railway car in which the Germans had surrendered to France in 1918.

1941: Operation Barbarossa: In the greatest invasion force in history, the Germans attacked their Soviet ally and quickly advanced hundreds of miles over the next few months reaching the outskirts of Moscow and besieging Leningrad and Stalingrad. They would never conquer any of those cities.

1943: Birthday of Brit Hume, American journalist and author

1944: Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the G.I. Bill into law. Designed to compensate returning soldiers from WWII, it provided sweeping social services to veterans including education and low-interest home and business loans.

1945: U.S. forces won the Battle of Okinawa.

1949: Birthday of Meryl Streep, American actress

1953: Birthday of Cindi Lauper, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress

1965: Death of David O. Selznick, American screenwriter and producer

1969: The Cuyahoga River in Cleveland, Ohio caught fire drawing attention to water pollution and leading to passage of the Clean Water Act.

1969: Death of Judy Garland, American actress and singer

1978: Charon, first of Pluto's satellites to be discovered, was first seen at the U.S. Naval Observatory.

1987: Death of Fred Astair, American actor and dancer

1990: Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin was dismantled.

2008: Death of George Carlin, American comedian, actor, and author

2015: Death of James Horner, American composer and conductor
“Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
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June 22:


1633: The Roman Inquisition forced Galileo Galilei to recant his heliocentric view of the heavens, that the earth orbited the sun instead of the geocentric view that held the earth was the center of the universe.

"Eppur si muove"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/And_yet_it_moves#:~:text=%22And%20yet%20it%20moves%22%20or,the%20Sun%2C%20rather%20than%20the
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June 23:

79: Death of Vespasian, Roman Emperor

1314: Beginning of the Battle of Bannockburn in the First War of Scottish Independence.

1534: Birthday of Oda Nobunaga, Japanese warlord instrumental in the early stages of unification

1683: William Penn signed a friendship treaty with local Native Americans.

1763: Birthday of Josephine de Beauharnais, French wife of Napoleon I

1794: Empress Catherine Ii of Russia granted Jews permission to settle in Kiev.

1865: The last Confederate forces surrendered at Doaksville near Fort Tawson in the Oklahoma Territory.

1898: Birthday of Edward VIII, King of the United Kingdom

1917: In a game against the Washington Senators, Boston Red Sox pitcher Ernie Shore retired 26 batters in a row after replacing Babe Ruth, who had been ejected for punching an umpire.

1926: The College Board administered the first SAT exam.

1940: Hitler toured Paris.

1947: The U.S. Senate followed the House of Representatives in passing the Taft-Hartley Act over Pres. Truman's veto.

1951: Launching of the ocean liner SSUnited States.

1956: Gamal Abdel Nasser was elected president of Egypt.

1961: The Antarctic Treaty System went into force setting aside Anarctica as a scientific preserve and limiting military activity there.

1972: The Title IX education amendments to the Civil Rights Act were enacted.

1972: Pres. Richard Nixon and White House Chief of Staff H. R. Haldeman were recorded talking about using the CIA to obstruct the FBI investigation of the Watergate break-in.

1992: Mafia boss John Gotti was sentenced to life in prison.

2011: Death of Peter Falk, American actor

2016: Brexit: In a national referendum, the people of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union.

2018: A Thai soccer team was trapped in a cave.

2019: Death of Dick Van Patten, American actor
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June 24:

217 BC: The Romans were ambushed and defeated by Hannibal at the Battle of Lake Trasimene.

109: Roman emperor Trajaninaugurated the Aqua Traiana, a 25-mile aqueduct that brought water to Rome.

1314: Scottish forces under Robert the Bruce won the Battle of Bannockburn.

1497: John Cabot landed in Newfoundland, leading the first European explorer of the region since the Vikings.

1509: Coronation of King Henry VIII and his wife Catherine of Aragon as King and Queen of England

1519:" Death of Lucrezia Borgia, Italian wife of Alfonso I d'Este, Duke of Ferrara

1532: Birthday of Robert Dudley, 1stEarl of Leicester, English politician

1535: The Anabaptist state of Mnster was conquered and disbanded.

1675: King Philip's War began with the massacre of English settlers in Massachusetts by a band of Indian warriors.

1783: Birthday of Johann Heinrich von Thnen, German economist and geographer

1793: Revolutionary France adopted the country's first Republican constitution to begin the First Republic.

1812: Napoleon's Grande Arme crossed the Neman river to begin the invasion of Russia. This would be the beginning of the end for the French emperor.

1813: Birthday of Henry Ward Beecher, American minister and reformer

1850: Birthday of Herbert Kitchener, 1stEarl of Kitchener, Irsh field marshal and politician

1859: Sardinia and France defeated Austria in the Battle of Solferino in northern Italy, early in the process of Italian unification.

1908: Death of Grover Cleveland, American lawyer, politician and president of the U.S.

1916: Mary Pickford became the first female film star to sign a million dollar contract.

1922: The American Professional Football Association was renamed the National Football League.

1922: Death of Walther Rathenau, German businessman and politician

1948: Berlin Blockade: The Soviets blockade West Berlin in an attempt to force the western powers out and stem the "brain drain" of educated East Berliners to freedom in the west.

1970: The Senate repealed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolutionthat had authorized the use of military force in Vietnam 6 years earlier.

1997: US Air Force released a 231 page report debunking the silly claims of a UFO crashing in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947.

2013: Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was found guilty of abusing power and engaging in sex with an underage prostitute and was sentenced to seven years in prison.
“Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
I Corinthians 10:31
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historian said:

June 24:

1997: US Air Force released a 231 page report debunking the silly claims of a UFO crashing in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947.

If the real thing don't do the trick
You better make up something quick
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June 25:

1530: At the Diet of Augsburg the Augsburg Confession was presented to the Holy Roman Emperor by the Lutheran princes and Electors.

1678: Venetian Elena Cornaro Piscopiabecame the first woman awarded a doctorate of philosophy graduating from the University of Padua.

1788: Virginia became the 10thstate to ratify the U.S. Constitution.

1822: Death of E. T. A. Hoffman, German composer, critic, and jurist

1848: A photograph of the June Days uprising became the first known example of photojournalism.

1876: The Battle of Little Big Horn: A combined force of Sioux and Cheyenne Indians led by Crazy Horse & Sitting Bull annihilated Gen. George Armstrong Custer's 600 man army.

1910: Igor Stravinsky's ballet The Firebird premiered in Paris.

1943: Maj. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower took command of US forces in Europe.

1947: The Diary of Anne Frank was published under the title The Diary of a Young Girl.

1860: Birthday of Gustave Charpentier, French composer

1903: Birthday of George Orwell, British novelist, essayist, and critic

1945: Birthday of Carly Simon, American singer-songwriter

1950: The Korean War began when the North Korean army invaded South Korea.

1976: Death of Johnny Mercer, American singer-songwriter, co-founder of Capitol Records

1950: The US defeated England to win the World Cup.

1995: Death of Warren Burger, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

1996: Islamofascist terrorists bombed the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia killing 19 US airmen.

1997: Death of Jacques Cousteau, French oceanographer and explorer

2009: Death of Michael Jackson, American singer-songwriter, producer, dancer, and actor

2009: Death of Farrah Fawcett, American actress
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June 26:

4: Emperor Augustus adopted Tiberius.

363: Death of Julian the Apostate, Roman emperor

1409: The Great Schism worsened during the Council of Pisa as Pope Alexander V began his papacy to replace rival popes in Rome & Avignon, neither of which stepped down.

1483: Richard III became King of England.

1541: Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro, conqueror of the Incas, was assassinated in Lima by Spanish rivals.

1830: Death of George IV of the United Kingdom

1843: In the Treaty of Nanking, Hong Kong Island was ceded to the British.

1848: The June Days uprising in Paris was put down.

1904: Birthday of Peter Lorre, Slovak-American actor and singer

1906: The first Grand Prix motor race was held at Le Mans.

1917: The American Expeditionary Force arrived in France during WWI.

1918: Allied forces under Gen. John J. Pershingdefeated the Germans in the Battle of Belleau Wood.

1927: The Cycloneroller coaster opened on Coney Island.

1933: Birthday of Claudio Abbado, Italian conductor

1934: Birthday of Dave Grusin, American pianist and composer

1945: The UN Charter was signed by 50 Allied nations in San Francisco.

1948: Berlin Airlift: In response to the Soviet blockade of West Berlin, the U.S. began to airlift supplies to the city of 2 million. This continued for a year until the Soviets finally backed down.

1953: Lavrentiy Beria, head of the MVD, was arrested by Nikita Khrushchev and other members of the Politburo.

1956: Congress passed the Federal Highway Act, authorizing the appropriation of funds for the construction of the interstate highway system.

1959: St. Lawrence Seaway opened

1963: Pres. John F. Kennedy declared his solidarity with the people of West Berlin during a visit there by delivering a speech with the famous line, "Ich bin ein Berliner" ("I am a Berliner").

1974: The Universal Product Code was scanned for the first time for a package of chewing gum at a supermarket in Ohio.

1975: The divorce of Sonny & Cher was finalized.

1977: Elvis Presley held his final concert in Indianapolis, Indiana.

1993: Pres. Bill Clinton punished Iraq for their plot to assassinate former president George H.W. Bush by using Tomahawk cruise missiles to destroy the headquarters of Iraqi intelligence in Baghdad.

2003: Death of former US Senator Strom Thurmond, who holds the record for the longest time in office46 years.

2007: Death of Liz Claiborne, Belgian-American fashion designer, founder of Liz Claiborne

2015: Five different terrorist attacks in France, Tunisia, Somalia, Kuwait, and Syria killing and injuring about 750 people in unrelated attacks.
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June 27:

1462: Birthday of Louis XII of France

1550: Birthday of Charles IX of France

1829: English scientist James Smithson established the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

1844: Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon religion, was killed by a mob in Carthage, Illinois.

1880: Birthday of Helen Keller, American author, academic, and activist

1898: The first solo circumnavigation of the globe was completed by Joshua Slocum from Nova Scotia.

1905: During the Russo-Japanese War, sailors started a mutiny on the Russian battleship Potemkin.

1940: The Germans used the Enigma coding machine for the first time.

1941: Pogrom in Iasi: Romanian authorities launched one of most violent pogroms in Jewish history killing over 13,000 Jews in the city of Iasi.

1950: Pres. Truman ordered U.S. military forces to Korea to help defend South Korea after they were invaded by the communists of the north.

1954: The Soviets opened their first nuclear power plant in Obninsk, near Moscow.

1966: Birthday of J. J. Abrams, American director, producer, and screenwriter

1974: Pres. Richard Nixon visited the Soviet Union.

1976: Air France Flight 139 was hijacked en route from Tel Aviv to Athens to Paris by the PLO and redirected to Entebbe, Uganda.

1981: The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China blamed the disastrous Cultural Revolutionon Mao Zedong.

1994: Members of a radical cult released sarin gas in Matsumoto, Japan killing 7 and injuring 660.

1996: Death of Albert R. Broccoli, American film producer

2001: Death of Jack Lemmon, American actor

2005: Death of Shelby Foote, American historian

2007: Tony Blair resigned as British Prime Minister.
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historian said:

June 27:


1905: During the Russo-Japanese War, sailors started a mutiny on the Russian battleship Potemkin.



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June 28:

1461: Coronation of Edward IV of England.

1491: Birth of Henry VIII of England

1519: Charles I of Spain was elected the Holy Roman emperor as Charles V after bribing German electors. His ambitions to reunite the German states into a mighty empire were destroyed by the Protestant Reformation which had begun 1.5 years earlier.

1703: Birthday of John Wesley, English cleric and theologian, founder of Methodism

1734: Birthday of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, French philosopher

1778: The American Continental Army fought the Battle of Monmouth to a standstill. The British withdrew when darkness fell.

1836: Death of former president James Madison on his plantation in Virginia

1838: Coronation of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.

1902: The U.S. Congress passed the Spooner Act authorizing Pres. Theodore Roosevelt to acquire rights from Colombia to build a canal through the Isthmus of Panama.

1902: Birthday of Richard Rodgers, American playwright and composer

1914: The assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie while on a state visit in Sarajevo. This spark ignited a chain of events leading to the outbreak of the greatest war in human history at that time, WWI.

1919: The Treaty of Versailles was signed ending WWI between Germany and the Allies.

1919: John Maynard Keynes left the Paris Peace Conference in protest to the Treaty of Versailles. He became one of the most vocal critics of the treaty, publishing in December a scathing critique, "The Economic Consequences of the Peace", in which he argued that it would cause economic chaos.

1926: Mercedes-Benz was formed by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merging their two companies.

1928: Birthday of Mel Brooks, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter

1940: The British government recognized Gen. Charles de Gaulle as the leader of the Free French Forces.

1969: The Stonewall riots began in Greenwich Village in New York City.

1971: Birthday of Elon Musk, American entrepreneur

1972: Pres. Richard Nixon announced that draftees would no longer be sent to Vietnam, effectively ending the draft.

1973: Elections were held for the Northern Ireland Assembly which would involve power sharing between the two sides for the first time.

1975: Death of Rod Serling, American screenwriter and producer

1978: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Regents of the University of California v Bakkethat quota systems in college admissions were unconstitutional.

1992: Two powerful earthquakes hit southern California.

1997: During a fight with Evander Holyfield, Mike Tyson bit his opponent's ear.

2001: Slobodan Milosevic was extradited to The Hague to stand trial for war crimes.

2016: Death of Pat Summitt, American women's basketball coach
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Young Frankenstein.... such great memories of one particular summer session at BU so many years ago... still one of my favorite movies!

So many great lines / scenes-

Put ze candle

Abbey someone. Abbey who? Abbey Normal.

Could be worse... could be raining!
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LIB,MR BEARS said:




Young Frankenstein.... such great memories of one particular summer session at BU so many years ago... still one of my favorite movies!

So many great lines / scenes-

Put ze candle

Abbey someone. Abbey who? Abbey Normal.

Could be worse... could be raining!

My favorite comedy, by far.
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For the longest time, Blazing Saddles was my favorite western.
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June 29:

1534: Jacques Cartier became the first European on Prince Edward Island.

1613: The Globe Theatre, where most of Shakespeare's plays had their premiere, burned down.

1801: Birthday of Frederic Bastiat, French economist

1849: Birthday of Sergei Witte, Russian politician responsible for construction of the Trans-Siberian Railroad and the 1905 October Manifesto which granted certain rights and produced an elected assembly, the Duma

1852: Death of Henry Clay, American lawyer and politician, Secretary of State, three time presidential candidate

1861: Birthday of William James Mayo, American physician and surgeon, co-founder of the Mayo Clinic

1911: Birthday of Bernard Hermann, American composer and conductor

1912: Birthday of John Toland, American historian

1914: Birthday of Rafael Kubelik, Czech-American conductor and composer

1919: Birthday of Slim Pickens, American actor

1941: The advancing German armies captured Lvov in the Ukraine and began murdering thousands of its citizens.

1951: Birthday of Craig Sager, American sportscaster

1956: Pres. Dwight D. Eisenhower signed into law the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956 which started the Interstate Highway System.

1958: Brazil defeated Sweden to win the World Cup under the leadership of Pel.

1967: Actress Jayne Mansfield died in a car wreck.

1972: Furman v Georgia: The Supreme Court declared the death penalty unconstitutional as it was then operating under Georgia & federal law.

1974: Mikhail Baryshnikov defected from the Soviet Union to Canada while on tour with the Kirov Ballet.

1975: Steve Wozniak tested his first prototype of the Apple I computer.

1995: The space shuttle Atlantisdocked with the Russian Mir space station to create the largest man-made satellite that has orbited the earth.

2002: Death of Rosemary Clooney, American singer and actress

2003: Death of actress Katharine Hepburn

2007: Apple released the first iPhone.

2020: Death of Carl Reiner, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
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June 29:


1919: Birthday of Slim Pickens, American actor




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June 29:


1919: Birthday of Slim Pickens, American actor





white thrash beat me to it.
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Not exactly my favorite scene, but it is funny in a tacky sort of way. Heck, most of the humor in that film is tacky!
“Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
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June 30:

1559: Henry II of France was mortally wounded in a jousting match.

1785: Death of James Oglethorpe, English general and politician, founder of British colony of Georgia

1805: Congress organized the Michigan territory.

1859: Jean Francois Gravelet crossed Niagara Falls on a tightrope.

1882: Charles Guiteau was hanged in Washington, D.C. for the assassination of Pres. James Garfield.

1892: Beginning of the Homestead Strike near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

1893: Birthday of Walter Ulbricht, German soldier and politician, dictator of East Germany

1905: Albert Einstein sent an article for publication in Annalen der Physik which introduces his theory of special relativity.

1906: Congress passed the Meat Inspection Act and the Pure Food and Drug Act.

1917: Birthday of Susan Hayward, American actress

1917: Birthday of Lena Horne, American actress, singer, and activist

1921: Pres. Warren G. Harding appointed former President William H. Taft as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. He is the only former president to sit on the court, the job he preferred over the presidency.

1930: Birthday of economist Thomas Sowell

1934: Night of the Long Knives: Hitler's purge of the SA led by his friend Ernst Rhm. Rhm was getting to powerful and independent for Hitler's tastes so his friend and ally had to goalong with the entire organization. Hundreds of Nazis died as a result, including Rhm.

1936: Publication of Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind.

1953: The first Chevrolet Corvette rolled off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan.

1966: Birthday of Mike Tyson, American boxer

1977: The Southeast Asia Treaty Organization disbanded.

1985: 39 passengers from the hijacked TWA Flight 847 were freed in Beirut after being held for 17 days.

1990: West Germany and East Germany merged the two economies.

2013: Protests began across Egypt against Pres. Mohamed Morsi and his Freedom and Justice Party, leading to their overthrow in a coup d'tat.

2019: Donald Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to visit North Korea.
“Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
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July 1:

1520: Spanish conquistadors led by Hernan Cortes fought their way out of Tenochtitlan after dark.

1523: Jan van Essen and Hendrik Vos became the first Lutheran martyrs, burned at the stake by Catholic authorities in Brussels.

1766: Franois-Jean de la Barre, a young French nobleman, was tortured and beheaded before his body was burnt on a pyre along with a copy of Voltaire's Philosophical Dictionaryfor the crime of not saluting a Catholic religious procession in Abbeville, France.

1770: Lexell's Comet was seen closer to the Earth than any other comet in recorded history, within 1.36 million miles.

1804: Birthday of Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin (akaGeorge Sand), French author and playwright

1807: Birthday of Thomas Green Clemson, American politician and educator, founder of Clemson University

1846: Adolphe Sax patented the saxophone.

1863: Beginning of the Battle of Gettysburg: Union & Confederate forces clashed near the small town in southern Pennsylvania when southern forces went looking for shoes.

1867: Canadian Independence Day: Great Britain recognized the autonomous Dominion of Canada. Canadians would have an independent government but still maintain ties to the British.

1881: The world's first international telephone call was made between New Brunswick in Canada and Maine.

1896: Death of Harriet Beecher Stowe, American author and abolitionist

1898: American forces fought the Spanish at El Caney & San Juan Hil lin Cuba. Theodore Roosevelt and the Rough Riders were an important part of the fight.

1903: Start of the first Tour de France bicycle race.

1908: SOS was adopted as the international distress signal.

1911: Germany sparked the Agadir Crisis by sending a gunship to Morocco.

1916: Beginning of the Battle of the Somme. The British launched a major offensive against German positions on the western front, partly to provide some relief for the French who were bogged down at Verdun. The British suffered horribly on this first daywith apx 19,000 killed and 40,000 wounded. To make matters worse, after 4 months of bitter fighting, they would gain only a small territory while continuing to suffer huge casualties with similar no real gains at Verdun.

1916: Birthday of Olivia de Havilland, British-American actress

1925: Death of Eric Satie, French pianist and composer

1942: Beginning of the Battle of El Alamein: British forces under Gen. Bernard Montgomery began a fight in North Africa against German forces under Field Marshal Erwin Rommel. The British would succeed in driving the Germans out of Egypt and thus denying them control of the vital Suez Canal.

1942: Birthday of Andrae Crouch, American singer-songwriter, producer, and pastor

1946: The first postwar nuclear weapons test in the South Pacific.

1947: Prestigious journal Foreign Affairs published an article by "X" (George F. Kennan) about the aims of the Soviets in postwar Europe. The essay called for a policy of containment which became America's policy during the early years of the Cold War.

1961: Birthday of Diana, Princess of Wales

1967: The European Community was formally created from the merger of the Common Market, the European Coal & Steel Community, and the European Atomic Energy Commission.

1979: Sony Walkman went on sale for the first time.

1991: Death of Michael Landon, American actor, director, and producer

1997: Hong Kong reverted back to Chinese control and their nightmare began. The city was granted special privileges but the communist dictators were never happy with that as recent events have made clear.

1997: Death of Robert Mitchum, American actor

2000: Death of Walter Matthau, American actor

2003: Over 500,000 people in Hong Kong protested against new proposed anti-sedition legislation.

2004: Death of Marlon Brando, American actor

2009: Death of Karl Malden, American actor

2020: The United StatesMexicoCanada Agreement replaced NAFTA.
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July 2:

419: Birthday of Valentinian III, Roman emperor in the west

437: Beginning of the reign of Valentinian III over the Western Roman Empire.

1489: Birthday of Thomas Cranmer, English archbishop, theologian, Reformation leader

1492: Birthday of Elizabeth I of England

1494: Spain ratified the Treaty of Tordesillas.

1566: Death of Nostradamus, French astrologer

1698: Thomas Savery patented the first steam engine.

1714: Birthday of Christoph Willibald Gluck, German composer

1776: The Continental Congress voted to declare independence from Great Britain.

1778: Death of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Swiss philosopher

1809: Shawnee Chief Tecumseh called on Native Americans to unite to fight against further encroachments of white settlers into their lands.

1822: 35 slaves, including Denmark Vesey, were hanged in South Carolina after being accused of organizing a slave rebellion.

1839: Mutiny on the Amistad: Africans aboard the Spanish ship Amistad, seized control of the vessel rather than accept their fate to be slaves in Cuba.

1850: Death of Robert Peel, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

1863: Battle of Gettysburg: In the second day of the battle, Col. Joshua Chamberlain and his 20thMaine volunteers held off an attack of the 15thAlabama on Little Round Top. His daring leadership saved the Union Army and perhaps the Union itself.

1881: Pres. James A. Garfield was shot by a disgruntled office seeker, Charles J. Guiteau. He died soon after.

1890: Congress passed the Sherman Antitrust Act.

1900: Premiere of Finlandiaby Jean Sibelius in Helsinki.

1908: Birthday of Thurgood Marshall, American lawyer, first black Supreme Court Justice

1915: Death of Porfirio Diaz, Mexican general and politician, President of Mexico

1925: Birthday of Medgar Evers, American soldier, civil rights activist and martyr

1934: The Knight of Long Knives ended with the death of Ernst Rhm.

1937: Amelia Earhart disappeared near Howland Island in the Pacific while attempting to fly around the world.

1942: Birthday of Vincente Fox, Mexican president

1947: The Soviet Union rejected America's offer of Marshall Plan financial aid to rebuild after WWII.

1961: American novelist, short story writer, and journalist Ernest Hemingway committed suicide.

1962: The first Wal-Mart store opened in Rogers, Arkansas.

1964: Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law. This is one of the most important pieces of legislation in U.S. history.

1997: Death of James Stewart, American actor

1999: Death of Mario Puzo, American author and screenwriter

2000: Vincente Fox was elected the first President of Mexico from an opposition party after 70 years of one party rule.

2007: Death of Beverly Sills, American operatic soprano and television personality

2016: Death of Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor, activist, author

2019: Death of Lee Iacocca, American automotive executive, developer of the Ford Mustang
“Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
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historian said:

July 2:



1566: Death of Nostradamus, French astrologer


I'll bet he never saw that coming.
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Read a book called "Guns of the South" - fiction, written by a UCLA History Professor Turtledove

A mysterious stranger equips Robert E Lee's forces with AK-47s - interesting yarn, the history prof weaves real historical people and places with his version of alterative sci-fi history

His multi book World War - crosses WWII with alien invasion of Earth (at the wrong time)
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For June 30, 1953:

“Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
I Corinthians 10:31
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Beverly Sills with the Muppets:

“Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
I Corinthians 10:31
 
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