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Poor Gabriel's Almanac -- June 1

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Interesting things that happened June 1st:

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Birthdays on this date:
  In 1637 Jacques Marquette, French Jesuit travelled up the Mississippi
  In 1780 Carl von Clausewitz, Prussian general, author (On War)
  In 1801 Brigham Young, Mormon prophet
  In 1825 Brig. Gen. John Hunt Morgan, Confederate guerilla leader
  In 1831 John Hood, Confederate general (defender of Atlanta)
  In 1878 John Masefield (in England), poet
  In 1898 Molly Picon
  In 1921 Alexis Smith (in British Columbia, Canada)
  In 1926 Andy Griffith, actor (Matlock, Mayberry RFD)
        + Norma Jean Baker (Marilyn Monroe) (in Los Angeles, CA), actor
  In 1934 Pat Boone, singer
  In 1937 Morgan Freeman, actor (Driving Miss Daisy)
  In 1939 Cleavon Little, actor (Blazing Saddles)
  In 1945 Frederica von Stade, opera singer
        + Linda Scott
  In 1947 Ron Wood, rock guitarist (Faces, Rolling Stones)
  In 1961 Paul Coffey

Events worth noting:
  In 1495 First written record of Scotch Whiskey appears in the Exchequer
          Rolls of Scotland.  Friar John Cor is the distiller.
  In 1792 Kentucky becomes 15th state
  In 1796 Tennessee becomes 16th state
  In 1813 Capt. John Lawrence utters what became the U.S. Navy motto:  "Don't
          give up the ship."
  In 1831 James Clark Ross is the first to pin down the position of Earth's
          magnetic north pole.
  In 1861 U.S. and Confederacy simultaneously stop mail interchange.
  In 1862 Gen Robert E. Lee assumes command after Joe Johnston is injured at
          Seven Pines.
  In 1864 Battle of Cold Harbour, VA.
  In 1866 Irish Fenians invade Fort Erie Ontario from the U.S.
  In 1925 Lou Gehrig replaces Wally Pipp playing in the first of 2130
          consecutive games, a world record.
  In 1935 Yanks set solo HR record with 6 beating Boston 7-2.
  In 1939 First TV heavyweight boxing match - Max Baer vs Lou Nova.
  In 1949 First magazine on microfilm offered to subscribers - Newsweek.
  In 1951 First self-contained titanium plant opened Henderson, Nevada.
  In 1957 First U.S. runner breaks 4 minute mile - Don Bowden.
  In 1970 Soyuz 9 is launched
  In 1971 Ed Sullivan's final show.
  In 1989 House Speaker Jim Wright (D-Texas) resigns speakership in the face
          of an ongoing probe of ethics violations.

And remember ...
  National Adopt-a-Cat Month
  Gay and Lesbian Pride Month

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