June 1 in Pop Culture History

June 1 Fun Facts, Trivia and History

June 1 History Highlights

  • 1792 – Kentucky became the 15th US state.
  • 1796 – Tennessee became the 16th US state.
  • 1812 – US President James Madison asked Congress to declare war on the United Kingdom, starting the War of 1812..
  • 1938 – Superman debuted in Action Comics #1
  • 2009 – General Motors filed for bankruptcy
  • If you were born on June 1st,
    You were likely conceived the week of… September 8th (prior year)

Say Something Nice Day

The originators of this day were inspired by Mitchell Carnell’s book Say Something Nice- Be a Lifter @ Work in Charleston, South Carolina The idea that negative language has a more powerful effect on the human psyche than positive words is nothing new. In 2011, Mitchell Carnell published his book, which was all about how lifting others up instead of tearing them down benefits your health as well as theirs.

June 1 is…

Dare Day
Flip A Coin Day
Hazelnut Cake Day
Say Something Nice Day

June 1 Birthday Quotes

“I firmly believe that in every situation, no matter how difficult, God extends grace greater than the hardship, and strength and peace of mind that can lead us to a place higher than where we were before.”
– Andy Griffith

“Cutting negative people from my life does not mean I hate them, it simply means I respect me.”
– Marilyn Monroe

“The most important thing, in anything you do, is always trying your hardest because even if you try your hardest and it’s not as good as you’d hoped, you still have that sense of not letting yourself down.”
– Tom Holland

“I’m not sure I’ll ever be famous by anyone’s definition. I can only hope to be allowed by the audience to continue my life’s work.”
– Brandi Carlile

“Challenge yourself- it’s the only path which leads to growth.”
– Morgan Freeman

June 1 Birthdays

1890 – Frank Morgan, American character actor (died in 1949)
1915 – John Randolph, American character actor (died in 2004)
1921 – Nelson Riddle, American composer and bandleader (died in 1985)
1926 – Andy Griffith, American actor (died in 2012)
1926 – Marilyn Monroe, American actress (died in 1962)
1934 – Pat Boone, American singer-songwriter
1937 – Morgan Freeman, American actor and narrator
1974 – Alanis Morissette, Canadian-American singer-songwriter
1981 – Amy Schumer, American comedic actress
1981 – Brandi Carlile, American singer-songwriter
1996 – Tom Holland, English actor

June 1 History

1495 – John Cor made a note referring to the first known batch of Scotch whisky.

1533 – Anne Boleyn was crowned Queen of England.

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 initially set 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.

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

1990 – George H.W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev signed a treaty to end chemical weapon production.

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

2008 – A fire on the backlot of Universal Studios broke out, destroying a large archive of master tapes for music and film, the full extent of which was not revealed until 2019.

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.

Today’s Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts

I was having a nice tour of the dagoba system and then I saw this chump bullseyeing whomp rats, I mean who does that?

TV Quotes… “Welcome to the O.C., bitch” (Luke) on The O.C.

“Pardon me, would you have any Grey Poupon?” – Grey Poupon ad

What if Ghosthunter shows found ghosts but they only communicated through copyrighted songs, so they cant show it on TV?

When I was a kid thinking about what it would be like when I grow up, I vastly underestimated how much time I would spend doing dishes.

The Scary Statistic: Stroke odds: 1-in-23

What to do: Take an 81 mg aspirin daily, eat healthy foods. Don’t have long discussions with people who disagree with you politically.

Pi is infinite and when you cut off an infinite number you are supposed to round up, not down.

There is a mysterious sound in New Mexico called the “Taos Hum”. Only 2% of the population can hear it, and no one knows where the sound comes from.

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle

Churchill’s Commentary on Man: Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick himself up and continue on as though nothing has happened.

Why do we use “bee” in “spelling bee competition”?

The word bee, as used in a spelling bee, is one of those language puzzles that has never been satisfactorily accounted for. A fairly old and widely-used word, it refers to a community social gathering at which friends and neighbors join together in a single activity (sewing, quilting, barn raising, etc.) usually to help one person or family.

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