June 7 in Pop Culture History

June 7 Facts, Fun Trivia and History

June 7 History Highlights

  • 1776 – Richard Henry Lee presented the “Lee Resolution” to the Continental Congress.
  • 1862 – The United States and the United Kingdom agreed in the Lyons-Seward Treaty to suppress the African slave trade.
  • 1914 – The Alliance was the first vessel to pass through the Panama Canal.
  • If you were born on June 7th,
    You were likely conceived the week of… September 14th (prior year)

Chocolate Ice Cream Day

The history of chocolate is as old and rich as the flavor itself. The first frozen recipes were published in Naples, Italy back on 1693 by Antonio Latini’s “The Modern Steward.” Chocolate was one of the earliest flavors created during this time period before vanilla became popular ice cream favorite when it came to being turned into a dessert based drink like hot cocoa or coffee.

Chocolate ice cream has a long history in America, with records dating back to 1777, when ice cream maker Philip Lenzi announced that ice cream was officially available “almost every day”. It was not until the late nineteenth century that it became popular for all Americans and even more recently becoming available as an everyday dessert. Chocolate is one of the five most popular ice cream flavors in the United States and is second only to vanilla.

June 7 is…

Chocolate Ice Cream Day
Doughnut Day
VCR Day

June 7 Birthday Quotes

“It’s not like you get up on stage and you’re immediately a genius. It takes a long time. So, don’t be discouraged.”
– Bill Hader

“Fashions come and go; bad taste is timeless.”
– Beau Brummell

“Compassion is an action word with no boundaries.”
– Prince

“If you see a tree as blue, then make it blue.”
– Paul Gauguin

“It’s a crazy, crazy, beautiful world.”
– Johnny Clegg

“I think it’s good that I had some experience of the real world before I became successful. You know, having to get up in the morning and going to work in construction.”
– Tom Jones

“I turned down the lead role in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, because that idiot Oliver Stone didn’t think the character should play the alto sax.”
– Michael Cera

June 7 Birthdays

1778 – Beau Brummell, English fashion designer (died in 1840)
1848 – Paul Gauguin, French painter and sculptor (died in 1903)
1906 – James Braddock, American boxer (died in 1974)
1909 – Jessica Tandy, English-American actress (died in 1994)
1917 – Dean Martin, American singer and actor (died in 1995)
1917 – Gwendolyn Brooks, African-American poet (died in 2000)
1940 – Tom Jones, Welsh singer and actor
1952 – Liam Neeson, Irish-American actor
1953 – Johnny Clegg, English- born South African singer-songwriter, and anthropologist (died in 2019)
1958 – Prince, American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and actor (died in 2016)
1972 – Karl Urban, New Zealand actor
1978 – Bill Hader, American comedic actor
1988 – Michael Cera, Canadian actor

June 7 History

1099
First Crusade: The Siege of Jerusalem began.

1692
(Earthquake) Port Royal, Jamaica, over 1,000 people were killed.

1753
The British Museum was founded, starting the collections of Sir Hans Sloane.

1755
(Earthquake) Tabriz, Iran

1776
Richard Henry Lee presented the “Lee Resolution” to the Continental Congress. The motion is seconded by John Adams and will lead to the United States Declaration of Independence.

1893
Mohandas Gandhi committed his first act of civil disobedience.

1899
American Temperance crusader Carrie Nation began her campaign of vandalizing alcohol-serving establishments

1913
Denali (Mount McKinley) – 20,310 ft (6,190 m) – Alaska, USA – First ascent: June 7, 1913, by Hudson Stuck, Harry Karstens, Walter Harper, and Robert Tatum

1954
Rutgers Institute of Microbiology opened the second dedicated microbiology laboratory in the world.

1955
The $64,000 Question debuted on CBS.

1962
Credit Suisse (then known as Schweizerische Kreditanstalt) opened the first drive-through bank in Switzerland at St. Peter-Strasse 17, near Paradeplatz in downtown Zurich.

1965
The Supreme Court of the United States gave its decision in Griswold v. Connecticut, prohibiting the states from criminalizing the use of contraception by married couples.

1972
Broadway – Grease (Musical) opened on June 7, 1972

1975
#1 Hit June 7, 1975June 13, 1975: John Denver – Thank God I’m a Country Boy

1976
The Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night by journalist Nik Cohn was published in New York Magazine. It was the inspiration for the film Saturday Night Fever.

1977
Five hundred million people watched the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II on television.

1981
The Israeli Air Force destroyed Iraq’s Osiraq nuclear reactor during Operation Opera.

1982
Priscilla Presley opened Graceland to the public.

1986
#1 Hit June 7, 1986 – June 13, 1986: MadonnaLive to Tell

1989
East End Show – The Woman in Black (Play) June 7, 1989

1990
Universal Studios Florida opened in Orlando, Florida.

2000
The United Nations defined “The Blue Line” as the border between Israel and Lebanon.

2002
Kim Possible premiered on The Disney Channel.

2014
#1 Hit June 7, 2014July 25, 2014: Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX – Fancy

Today’s Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts

I would pay good money to watch a pokémon Broadway musical and a lot of other people would too.

“Bandaids don’t fix bullet holes.” #songlyrics

Useless Pronunciation: S as in ‘see’

My friend drowned in a boating accident a few days ago.
At his funeral, we placed a lifejacket on his coffin.
It’s what he would have wanted…

A group of Pheasants (at rest) is called a Nest or Nye or Nide. A group of Pheasants (in flight) is called a Bouquet.

J.R.R. Tolkien’s real name was John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, and he was a close friend of C.S. Lewis and W. H. Auden.

If you do what you love, success is almost guaranteed.

A week’s worth of Jeopardy shows is filmed in just one day.

The reason aliens haven’t contacted us is probably because of the Prime Directive.

Rizzo’s real name in “Grease” was Betty.

“Not everybody gets corrupted. You have to have a little faith in people.” – Tracy in Manhattan  #moviequotes

If The Sixth Sense was filmed now, ghosts would be asking Cole to delete their browser history.

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