June 2 History, Trivia and Fun Facts
June 2 History Highlights
Queen Elizabeth II
Elizabeth was the elder daughter of Prince Albert, Duke of York, and his wife Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon. As a member of the Royal family, she actually had little chance for coronation until her uncle, Edward VIII abdicated, making her father, King George VI, on December 11th, 1936, at which time Elizabeth became the heir presumptive.
June 2 is…
Gun Violence Awareness Day
Rocky Road Day
June 2 Birthday Quotes
“You can’t please everyone. Just because I don’t behave a certain way, some folks will say you don’t have any street cred. I’ve pretty much had to put up with that since I was a little kid, just because I was raised to communicate in a certain fashion. Some people didn’t like it.”
“I am still determined to be cheerful and to be happy in whatever situation I may be, for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances; we carry the seeds of the one, or the other about with us, in our minds, wherever we go.”
“Music can make a difference. There is a global nature to music, which has the potential to bring all people together. Music is truly an international language, and I hope to contribute by widening communication as much as I can.”
“I’ve been to Hell. You’ve only read about it.”
“I stupidly ignored education completely. I found it dull and I preferred to cause chaos and have fun. I regret this massively now.”
June 2 Birthdays
|1731 – Martha Washington, First First Lady (died in 1802)|
1740 – Marquis de Sade, French philosopher and politician (died in 1814)
1840 – Tom Hardy English novelist (died in 1928)
1904 – Johnny Weissmuller, Hungarian-American swimmer and actor (died in 1984)
1941 – Stacy Keach, American character actor
1944 – Marvin Hamlisch, American composer and conductor (died in 2012)
1948 – Jerry Mathers, American actor
1958 – Lex Luger, American wrestler and football player
1960 – Kyle Petty, American race car driver and sportscaster
1972 – Wayne Brady, American actor, comedian, game show host, and singer
1978 – Justin Long, American actor
1978 – Dominic Cooper, English actor
1978 – Nikki Cox, American actress
June 2 History
|455 – The Sack of Rome: Vandals entered Rome, and plundered the city for several weeks.|
1098 – First Crusade: The first Siege of Antioch ended as Crusader forces take the city. The crusades were a result of Muslim conquests of the Christian holy lands.
1858 – The Donati Comet was first seen and named after its discoverer, Giovanni Battista Donati, in Florence.
1865 – Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith, a commander of Confederate forces, signed the surrender terms offered by Union negotiators, ending the US civil war.
1928 – Kraft’s Velveeta Cheese was made available.
1962 #1 Hit June 2, 1962 – July 6, 1962: Ray Charles – I Can’t Stop Loving You.
1966 – Surveyor 1 landed in Oceanus Procellarum on the Moon.
1973 #1 Hit June 2, 1973 – June 29, 1973: Paul McCartney and Wings – My Love
1979 #1 Hit June 2, 1979 – June 8, 1979: Donna Summer – Hot Stuff
1991 – Liquid Television debuted on MTV
1997 – Timothy McVeigh was convicted on 15 counts of murder and conspiracy for his role in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, in which 168 people died.
2001 #1 Hit June 2, 2001 – July 6, 2001: Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya, and Pink – Lady Marmalade
2004 – Ken Jennings began his 74-game winning streak on the syndicated game show Jeopardy.
June 2, 2011 (fiction) The Bifrost Bridge was destroyed in Asgard, Thor, Marvel Cinematic Universe
Today’s Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts
|The Capital of the Solomon Islands is Honiara|
Wocka Wocka Wocka! #TVCatchphrase
“How could this happen? I was so careful. I picked the wrong play, the wrong director, the wrong cast. Where did I go right?” – Max Bialystock
Water boiling and water freezing are 212-32=180 degrees apart, which makes sense because they are opposites.
“Yo, Adrian!” – Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) in Rocky, 1976
“Too often, we judge other groups by their worst examples while judging ourselves by our best intentions.”- GWB
Royal Crown (RC Cola) was the first company to sell soft drinks in a can (1954), and later the first company to sell a soft drink in an aluminum can.
I always stress out before a game of Paper Scissors Rock, as if I’m somehow bad at it.
Hannah Callowhill Penn is one of eight people to have been granted “Honorary Citizenship” by the United States
Useless Pronunciation: Q as in queue
“Everything here is edible; even I’m edible. But that, dear children, is cannibalism, and is in fact frowned upon in most societies.” – Johnny Depp (as Willy Wonka)
The Capital of Slovenia is Ljubljana
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