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June 4th In Pop Culture History

1784 - Elisabeth Thible was the first woman to fly in an untethered hot air balloon, flying for about 45 minutes.

1812 - Following Louisiana's admittance as a US state, the Louisiana Territory was renamed the Missouri Territory.

1876 - The Transcontinental Express arrived in San Francisco, California, in only 83 hours and 39 minutes after leaving New York City.

1895 - Joseph Lee was issued a patent (#540,553) for a "bread crumbing machine"

1912 - Massachusetts became the first state of the United States to call for a minimum wage, although it was non-specific, and for children under 18 and women.

1919 - The US Congress approved the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which guaranteed voting for women, and sent it to the individual states for ratification.

1937 - The first shopping carts were introduced at the Humpty Dumpty Supermarket in Oklahoma City, created by the store's owner, Sylvan Goldman.

1957 - The first U.S. commercial long-distance coal slurry pipeline, 108 miles long, began delivery from a coal mine, from the Georgetown Preparation Plant of the Hanna Coal Company in Cadiz, Ohio, to the Cleveland Illuminating Company power station, in Eastlake, Ohio.

1974 - During a 'Ten Cent Beer Night' inebriated Cleveland Indians fans started misbehaving, causing the game to be forfeited to the Texas Rangers.

1976 - 'The gig that changed the world.' A few dozen people saw the debut of the Sex Pistols at the Lesser Free Trade Hall in Manchester, England

1986 - Jonathan Pollard pled guilty to espionage for selling top secret United States military intelligence to Israel.

1989 - The 'Tank Man' halted the progress of a column of advancing tanks for over half an hour after the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.

2005 #1 Hit June 4, 2005 - July 1, 2005: Mariah Carey - We Belong Together

June 4th
Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Angelina Jolie (1975)
Noah Wyle (1971)
Bruce Dern (1936)
Wendi Pini (1951)
Rosalind Russel (1907)
Horation Sanz (1969)
The name Wendy was made up for the play 'Peter Pan'.


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