1st June: Today In History

Today is Thursday, June 1, the 152nd day of 2017. There are 213 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlights in History:
Events:
1967:  That the Beatles album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” was released, as was David Bowie’s debut album, eponymously titled “David Bowie.”
1792: Kentucky became the 15th state.
1796:  Tennessee became the 16th state.
1813:  The mortally wounded commander of the USS Chesapeake, Capt. James Lawrence, gave the order, “Don’t give up the ship” during a losing battle with the British frigate HMS Shannon in the War of 1812.
1868:  James Buchanan, the 15th president of the United States, died near Lancaster, Pennsylvania, at age 77.
1917:  The song “Over There” by George M. Cohan was published by William Jerome Publishing Corp. of New York.
1927:  Lizzie Borden, accused but acquitted of the 1892 ax murders of her father, Andrew, and her stepmother, Abby, died in Fall River, Massachusetts, at age 66.
1943:  Acivilian flight from Portugal to England was shot down by Germany during World War II, killing all 17 people aboard, including actor Leslie Howard.
1957:  Don Bowden, a student at the University of California at Berkeley, became the first American to break the four-minute mile during a meet in Stockton, California, in a time of 3:58.7.
1977:  The Soviet Union formally charged Jewish human rights activist Anatoly Shcharansky with treason. (Shcharansky was imprisoned, then released in 1986; he’s now known by the name Natan Sharansky.)
1980:  Cable News Network made its debut.
1997:  Betty Shabazz, the widow of Malcolm X, was severely burned in a fire set by her 12-year-old grandson in her Yonkers, New York, apartment (she died three weeks later). The Chicago Tribune published a make-believe commencement speech by columnist Mary Schmich (shmeech) which urged graduates to, among other things, “wear sunscreen” (the essay ended up being wrongly attributed online to author Kurt Vonnegut).
2009:  Air France Flight 447, an Airbus A330 carrying 228 people from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, crashed into the Atlantic Ocean with the loss of everyone on board.

Birthdays:
Actor Richard Erdman is 92.
Singer Pat Boone is 83.
Actor-writer-director Peter Masterson is 83.
Actor Morgan Freeman is 80.
Actor Rene Auberjonois (oh-behr-juh-NWAH’) is 77.
Opera singer Frederica von Stade is 72.
Actor Brian Cox is 71.
Rock musician Ronnie Wood is 70.

Quotes Of The Day:
DISTANCE shouldn't matter because at the end of the day, we're all under the same sky.
Ma Sister and I could argue and fight but at the end of the day we both love and need each other more than anything else in the world. 

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