June 3 History, Trivia and Fun Facts
June 3 History Highlights
Casey at the Bat by Ernest Lawrence Taylor
|One of America’s most-known poems, it was first published in The San Francisco Examiner (then called The Daily Examiner) on June 3, 1888.
The outlook wasn’t brilliant for the Mudville nine that day;
A straggling few got up to go in deep despair. The rest
But Flynn preceded Casey, as did also Jimmy Blake,
But Flynn let drive a single, to the wonderment of all,
Then from 5,000 throats and more there rose a lusty yell;
There was ease in Casey’s manner as he stepped into his place;
Ten thousand eyes were on him as he rubbed his hands with dirt;
And now the leather-covered sphere came hurtling through the air,
From the benches, black with people, there went up a muffled roar,
With a smile of Christian charity great Casey’s visage shone;
“Fraud!” cried the maddened thousands, and echo answered fraud;
The sneer is gone from Casey’s lip, his teeth are clinched in hate;
Oh, somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright;
June 3 is…
|Chocolate Macaroon Day
June 3 Birthday Quotes
“You live in the present and you eliminate things that don’t matter. You don’t carry the burden of the past. I’m not impressed by the past very much. The past bores me, to tell you the truth; it really bores me. I don’t remember many movies and certainly not my own.”
“I just found it interesting to talk to adults I admired and to discover that the path they took was never all that clearly defined. It was comforting to me when I figured out that you don’t have to know what you want to do with your life; you just have to take a few steps in one direction, and other opportunities will open up.”
“It’s easy to create something that has a lot of luster, but it’s very hard to make something that has a lot of depth.”
“Surely the day will come when color means nothing more than the skin tone when religion is seen uniquely as a way to speak one’s soul; when birth places have the weight of a throw of the dice and all men are born free, when understanding breeds love and brotherhood.”
“Fifty percent of something is better than one hundred percent of nothing.”
June 3 Birthdays
|1906 – Josephine Baker, French actress, singer, and dancer, French Resistance operative (died in 1975)
1910 – Paulette Goddard, American actress and model (died in 1990)
1925 – Tony Curtis, American actor (died in 2010)
1926 – Allen Ginsberg, American poet (died in 1997)
1929 – Chuck Barris, American game show host and producer (died in 2017)
1946 – Penelope Wilton, English actress
1947 – John Dykstra, American special effects artist
1950 – Suzi Quatro, American-English singer-songwriter and actress
1954 – Dan Hill, Canadian singer-songwriter
1964 – James Purefoy, English actor
1967 – Anderson Cooper, American journalist
June 3 History
|1621 – The Dutch West India Company receives a charter for New Netherland (now the eastern US) and the Caribbean.
1888 – The poem Casey at the Bat by Ernest Lawrence Thayer, was published in the San Francisco Examiner.
1889 – The first long-distance electric power transmission line in the United States was completed, 14 miles between a generator at Willamette Falls and downtown Portland, Oregon.
1948 – The 200-inch reflecting Hale Telescope at the Palomar Mountain Observatory in California was dedicated.
1956 – Santa Cruz, CA authorities announced a total ban on rock and roll at public gatherings, calling the music “Detrimental to both the health and morals of our youth and community.”
1965 – Major Edward White II, a Gemini 4 crew member, performed the first American spacewalk.
1967 #1 Hit June 3, 1967 – June 30, 1967: Aretha Franklin – Respect
1968 – Valerie Solanas attempted to assassinate Andy Warhol by shooting him three times.
1971 – East End Show – No Sex Please, We’re British (Play) June 3, 1971
1972 #1 Hit June 3, 1972 – June 9, 1972: The Staple Singers – I’ll Take You There
1978 #1 Hit June 3, 1978 – June 9, 1978: Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams – Too Much, Too Little, Too Late
1989 #1 Hit June 3, 1989 – June 9, 1989: Michael Damian – Rock On
1992 – Presidential candidate Bill Clinton appeared on the Arsenio Hall Show and played the saxophone.
1995 #1 Hit June 3, 1995 – July 7, 1995: Bryan Adams – Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman?
1996 – Zenith introduced the first HDTV-compatible front projection TV in the U.S.
1989 – The government of China sent troops to force protesters out of Tiananmen Square after seven weeks of occupation.
2006 #1 Hit June 3, 2006 – June 16, 2006: Chamillionaire featuring Krayzie Bone – Ridin’
2010 – Long suspected of his involvement in the 2005 disappearance of Natalee Holloway, Joran van der Sloot was arrested for the murder of Stephany Flores in Lima, Peru.
Today’s Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts
|Hydrox was the original sandwich cookie, while Oreo is the more popular knockoff.
Arnold Sommerfeld, a German theoretical physicist was nominated for the Nobel Prize 84 times, more than any other physicist, but he never received the award.
There are only 32 satellites serving the world’s GPS needs.
The Seven Virtues #5- Justice is being fair and equitable with others.
Prior to his death, Roger Ebert enjoyed the film Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, calling it “without a doubt the best film we are ever likely to see on the subject”.
Saying you enjoy “people watching” is a lot less creepy than “watching people”
Tycho is the crater on the Moon, named after 16th century Danish astronomer, Tycho Brahe, where the monolith was found in 2001: A Space Odyssey.
In t-shirt sizes, XL > L > M, but it’s the opposite in Roman numerals.
US President #10 John Tyler (1841-1845) John became President with WHH’s untimely death. He was playing marbles when he found out. He also had 15 children! (he married twice). Don’t knock the “marbles” Washington and Jefferson played too!
“ALFA” (now Alfa Romeo) was an acronym for “Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili,” founded 1910.
The longest prison sentence ever given was 141,078 years, given to to Chamoy Thipyaso in 1989 for fraud. She only served 8 years of the sentence.
“I’ve got blistas on my fingas!” #songlyrics
“To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend you are.” – Muhammad Ali
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