Friday, June 7, 2013

A Red Letter Day!

Today is the third anniversary of this blog.  Since I did "introspection week" not long ago, let's see what else noteworthy happened on 7 June....

Well, there's nothing t-worthy (except as I mentioned above :) ) but:

The Tony awards happen around this time, so every few years they collide with the 7th.  The Lion King and Les Miserables both won Tony's on this date.

The Belmont Stakes also happen on a Saturday in early June so Whirlaway and Gallant Fox (two great horses) both took the race on this date.

Cleveland broke ground for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Prince was born on June 7th and one year he celebrated by changing his name to a symbol.

In 1977, Anita Bryant led a successful crusade against Miami gay rights law.  She neglected to get the last laugh.

But in 1965, the Supreme Court rules Connecticut's 1879 ban of contraceptives is unconstitutional.

"Thank God I'm a Country Boy," by John Denver hit #1 in 1975.

Sony Corp introduced its home video tape recorder, priced at $995 in 1965.  Not a cassette.

In 1896, G Harpo and F Samuelson rowed across the Atlantic (it took 54 days).  Ten years later, the Lusitania launched.

And in 1989, it was 01:23:45, 6/7/89.  Here in the states anyway.  Brits had to wait 29 days. :)

In addition to Prince, Liam Neeson, Thurman Munson (Yankee catcher and Captain), Clarence White (guitarist for The Byrds), Tom Jones, Dean Martin, and Paul Gauguin share 7 June birthdays.

And Max Factor, Leo Gorcey (of The Bowery Boys), Dorothy Parker, and Zasu Pitts died on this day.

And in 2013, if the forecasts are correct, Tropical Storm Andrea will annoy Northern VA.

(by the way, I believe you can watch episodes of SheZow on the Hub online.

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