Sunday, June 03, 2007

Yesterday was birthday #42

Yup, June 2, 1965, a date which will live in infamy. I was born at 10:56 pm in Cedar City, Utah. Here are some other things that have happened on June 2nd in history (courtesy of Wikipedia).

Events:
455 - The Vandals enter Rome, and plunder the city for two weeks.
575 - Benedict I becomes Pope.
657 - St. Eugene I becomes Pope.
1098 - Crusader forces breach the city walls of Antioch.
1774 - Intolerable Acts: The Quartering Act, requiring American colonists to let British soldiers into their homes, is reenacted.
1793 - Jean-Paul Marat recites the names of 29 people to the French National Convention. Almost all of these are guillotined, followed by 17,000 more over the course of the next year during the Reign of Terror.
1800 - First smallpox vaccination in North America, at Trinity, Newfoundland.
1835 - P. T. Barnum and his circus begins their first tour of the United States.
1855 - The Portland Rum Riot occurs in Portland, Maine.
1886 - U.S. President Grover Cleveland marries Frances Folsom in the White House, becoming the only president to wed in the executive mansion.
1896 - Guglielmo Marconi receives a patent for his newest invention: the radio.
1924 - U.S. President Calvin Coolidge signs Indian Citizenship Act into law, granting citizenship to all Native Americans born within the territorial limits of the United States.
1953 - Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, the first to be televised.
1965 - Vietnam War: The first contingent of Australian combat troops arrives in South Vietnam. 1966 - Surveyor program: Surveyor 1 lands in Oceanus Procellarum on the Moon, becoming the first US spacecraft to soft land on another world.
1967 - The Beatles release their landmark Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album in the USA, a day after it is released in the UK.
1979 - Pope John Paul II visits his native Poland, becoming the first Pope to visit a Communist country.
1990 - Lower Ohio Valley Tornado Outbreak spawns 88 confirmed tornados in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio, killing 9. Petersburg, Indiana was the hardest-hit town in the outbreak, with 6 deaths.
1995 - United States Air Force Captain Scott O'Grady's F-16 is shot down over Bosnia while patrolling the NATO no-fly zone.
1998 - The CIH computer virus is discovered in Taiwan.
2003 - Europe launches its first voyage to another planet, Mars. The European Space Agency's Mars Express probe launches from the Baikonur space centre in Kazakhstan.

Births:

926 - Murakami, Emperor of Japan (d. 967)
1535 - Pope Leo XI (d. 1605)
1731 - Martha Washington, First American first lady (d. 1802)
1740 - Marquis de Sade, French author (d. 1814)
1743 - Count Alessandro di Cagliostro, Sicilian Occultist (d. 1795)
1773 - John Randolph, U.S. Senator from Virginia (d. 1833)
1835 - Pope Pius X (d. 1914)
1840 - Thomas Hardy, English writer (d. 1928)
1904 - Johnny Weissmuller, American swimmer and actor (d. 1984)
1930 - Pete Conrad, American astronaut (d. 1999)
1936 - Sally Kellerman, American actress
1937 - Jimmy Jones (singer), American singer and songwriter
1940 - King Constantine II of Greece
1941 - Stacy Keach, American actor
1943 - Charles Haid, American actor
1948 - Jerry Mathers, American actor
1955 - Dana Carvey, American actor and comedian
1960 - Kyle Petty, American race car driver
1972 - Wayne Brady, American actor and comedian

Deaths:
829 - Saint Nicephorus, Patriarch of Constantinople (b. 758)
910 - Richilde of Provence, Queen of Western Francia
1418 - Katherine of Lancaster, wife of Henry III of Castile
1567 - Shane O'Neill, Irish chieftain
1581 - James Douglas, 4th Earl of Morton, regent of Scotland
1941 - Lou Gehrig, American baseball player (b. 1903)
1979 - Jim Hutton, American actor (b. 1934)
1990 - Jack Gilford, American actor (b. 1908)
1990 - Rex Harrison, English actor (b. 1908)
1992 - Phillip Dunne, American film director (b. 1908)
2001 - Imogene Coca, American actress (b. 1908)
2006 - Vince Welnick, musician, keyboardist (The Grateful Dead) (b. 1951)
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