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June 1st History

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June 1st In Pop Culture History

495 - John Cor made a note referring to the first known batch of Scotch whisky.

1813 - James Lawrence, the mortally-wounded commander of the USS Chesapeake, gave the now famous line: "Don't give up the ship!"

1831 - James Clark Ross discovered the Magnetic North Pole.

1886 - Thomas Edison received his first patent (#90646). It was for an "electrographic vote recorder."

June 1, 1926 Birthday (fictional) Don Draper, Mad Men, TV

1946 - The BBC started to grant television licenses, for legal access to broadcast TV, costing £2 annually.

1947 - The Doomsday Cock first appeared, on the cover of Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. It was initiallys et at 7 minutes until midnight.

1959 #1 Hit June 1, 1959 - July 12, 1959: Johnny Horton - The Battle of New Orleans

1961 - Regular FM stereo radio broadcasting with a multiplexed signal began in Schenectady, NY, on WGFM.

1963 #1 Hit June 1, 1963 - June 14, 1963: Lesley Gore - It's My Party

1965 (Explosion) A coal mine explosion in Fukuoka, Japan at the Yamano mine killed 236 people.

1967 - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by the Beatles was released.

1968 - Blind and Deaf popular icon Helen Keller died. (born June 27, 1880)

June 1 Birthday (fictional) Oscar the Grouch, Sesame Street, TV

1968 #1 Hit June 1, 1968 - June 21, 1968: Simon & Garfunkel - Mrs. Robinson

1974 - The Heimlich maneuver, named after Dr. Henry Heimlich, was published in the journal Emergency Medicine.

June 1, 1979 - The Apple II Plus was released.

1980 - The Cable News Network (CNN) began broadcasting

1991- The Comedy Network became Comedy Central

1994 - FX Network made its debut. It was the first cable TV network owned by FOX.

1996 - Major League Baseball debuted for the first time on FOX

June 1, 2009 (fiction) An EMP weapon, The Pulse, destroyed much of the computer infrastructure in the US, setting the stage for Dark Angel, TV

2009 - The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien premiered on NBC

2009 - General Motors filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

June 1st
Celebrity Birthdays

Klingon For Dummies:

Sarah Wayne Callies (1977)
Heidi Klum (1973)
Morgan Freeman (1937)
Pat Boone (1934)
Alanis Morissette (1974)
Andy Griffith (1926)
Ron Wood (1947)
Lisa Hartman (1956)
Marilyn Monroe (1926 - 1962)
Oliver James III (1980)
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