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6/17/2021




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>>  Noted Birthdays on Thursday, June 17  <<


Igor Stravinsky
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1832 – William Crookes, English chemist, physicist, Crookes-pipe, thallium (d.1919)
1867 – John Robert Gregg, Ireland, inventor, shorthand (d.1948)
1870 – George Cormack, cereal inventor, Wheaties
1882 – Igor Stravinsky, Oranienbaum, Russia, composer, Rite of Spring, (d.1971)
1895 – Louise Fazenda, Lafayette, Indiana, actress, comedienne, Almost an actress (d.1962)
1898 – M. C. Escher [Maurits Cornelis Escher], born in Leeuwarden, Netherlands, graphic artist who made mathematically inspired woodcuts, lithographs, mezzotints (d.1972)
1900 – Martin Bormann, propoganda minister, Nazi Germany (under Hitler) (d.1945)
1903 – Ruth Wakefield, inventor of the Toll House Cookie, the first chocolate chip cookie (d.1977)
1904 – Ralph Bellamy, born in Chicago, actor, Air Mail, Dive Bomber, Trading Places (d.1991)

M.C. Escher
c. 1971
1908 – Frank Sully, born in St. Louis, Missouri, actor, Along Came Jones, Phantom Thief (d.1975)
1910 – Red Foley [Clyde Julian Foley], born in Blue Lick, Kentucky, singer, musician, radio, TV personality, Uncle Cooter – Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1962-63) (d.1968)
1915 – "Stringbean", David Akeman, Kentucky, banjoist, comedian, Hee Haw (d.1973, murdered)
1919 – Beryl Reid, actress, Joseph Andrews, Psychomania, Yellowbeard (d.1996)
1924 – Keith Larsen, born in Salt Lake City, Utah, actor, Hunter, Brave Eagle (d.2006)
1929 – Tigran Petrosyan, U.S.S.R., world chess champion, 1963-69 (d.1984)
1932 – Peter Lupus, actor, Mission Impossible
1943 – Burt Rutan [Elbert Leander Rutan], born in Estacada, Oregon, inventor, aerospace engineer, created the Voyager, the first plane to fly around the world without stopping or refueling, SpaceShipOne, which entered space two times in fourteen days
1943 – Barry Manilow, born in Brooklyn, New York, singer, pianist, Mandy, I Write the Songs

Ruth Wakefield
Toll House Cookie
1944 – Bill Rafferty, born in Queens, New York, comedian, Laugh-In, Real People (d.2012)
1944 – Chris Spedding [Peter Robinson], born in Staveley, Derbyshire, England, musician, singer, guitarist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, record producer, considered the most versatile session guitarist in the U.K.
1945 – Eddy Merckx, Belgium, cyclist, five time winner of Tour de France
1951 – Joe Piscopo [Joseph Charles John Piscopo], born in Passaic, New Jersey, comedian, SNL, Miller Lite commercials
1954 – Mark Linn-Baker, born in St. Louis, actor, Larry Appleton – Perfect Strangers
1958 – Dan McVicar, born in Independence, Missouri, actor, Clarke Garrison – Bold and Beautiful
1963 – Greg Kinnear, actor, talk show host, Talk Soup, Sabrina, Later
1964 – Diane Murphy, actress, Tabitha Stevens – Bewitched
1964 – Erin Murphy, actress, Tabitha Stevens – Bewitched
1965 – Kami Cotler, born in Long Beach, California, actress, Elizabeth – Waltons
1975 – Joshua Leonard, American Actor

Red Foley
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David Akeman
"Stringbean"
Barry Manilow
c. 1979
Joe Piscopo
c. 2009
* * * Vet completed May 12, 2018. (Dated, edited, and corrected): Photos sized May 16, 2018
(Conceived Around September 24)

>>  Noted Events On Thursday, June 17  <<

2021 – NOTE: – "Not All Verified": If no hyperlink, event not verified or vetted. [1] Could not corroborate date, may be conflicting data on multiple sites, or exact date could not be verified. Hyperlinks are generally verification of year, month, date, and event. [bh] Brainy History, not vetted elsewhere, take their word for it at this time, a valid citation would be nice. Error 403 links corrected when found.
Maurits Cornelis Escher
born today in 1898
"Relativity" is a lithograph print
2015 – Nine people are shot and killed inside Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, by a twenty-one year old gunman
2015 – U.S. Treasury announced that the image of Alexander Hamilton will be replaced from the U.S. ten dollar bill by the image of a woman, say what?
2008 – First day of legal same-sex marriage in California
1994 – After refusing to surrender to authorities in connection with his wife's murder, O.J. Simpson took off in a white Ford Bronco, pursued by police, stations interrupted coverage of the 1994 NBA Finals
1991 – The body of Zachary Taylor, Twelfth President of the USA, is exhumed to test how he died; rumours had persisted since his death in 1850 of arsenic poisoning - no evidence of this was found
1988 – Women sentenced to ninety years in first product tampering murder case
1985 – On board Space Shuttle Discovery, Sultan bin Salman Al Saud became the first Arab, the first Muslim, and the first astronaut of royal blood to fly in outer space
1972 – Five White House plumbers apprehended after second burglary of Democrat National Headquarters, Watergate
1970 – Edwin Land patents Polaroid camera
1967 – "Somebody To Love" by Jefferson Airplane peaks at number five (Video)
1963 – Supreme Court rules (Abington School District v. Schempp) against Bible reading or prayer in public schools, yet today they teach Islam
1957 – Tuskegee boycott begins (Blacks boycotted city stores)
1954 – Televised Senate Army–McCarthy hearings ends
1953 – U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas stays executions of spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg scheduled for next day, their fourteenth anniversary
1950 – First successful kidney transplant (Chicago)
1947 – Pan Am Airways chartered as first worldwide passenger airline [1]
1946 – SW Bell inaugurates mobile telephone commercial service, St Louis [bh]
1936 – German Secret State Police (Gestapo - Geheime Staats Polizei) established by Hermann Goering
1933 – Kansas City Massacre: One FBI agent, four cops and one gangster killed by mob
1928 – Amelia Earhart leaves Newfoundland to become first woman (passenger) to fly Atlantic (as a passenger in a plane piloted by Wilmer Stultz)
1915 – The League to Enforce Peace is organised at Independence Hall in Philadelphia with William Howard Taft as president; its program anticipates the League of Nations
1902 – U.S. Congress pass the Newlands Reclamation Act, which establishes a fund from sale of public lands to build irrigation dams for arid Western lands
1901 – The College Board introduces its first standardized test, the forerunner to the SAT
1898 – The United States Navy Hospital Corps is established
1895 – U.S. Ship Canal (W 225th St) in the Bronx completed; cutting Marble Hill off from Manhattan
1894 – First U.S. poliomyelitis epidemic breaks out, Brooklyn, New York
1885 – Statue of Liberty arrived in New York City aboard French ship `Isere'
1882 – Tornado kills one hundred and thirty in Iowa
1877 – Indian Wars: Battle of White Bird Canyon – the Nez Perce defeat the U.S. Cavalry at White Bird Canyon in the Idaho Territory
1876 – Battle of the Rosebud between the United States Army and its Crow and Shoshoni allies against a force consisting mostly of Lakota Sioux and Northern Cheyenne Indians
1864 – Battle of Lynchburg, Virginia
1861 – Battle of Vienna, Virginia and Secessionville, South Carolina (James Island)
1856 – Republican Party opens its first national convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1850 – Paddle-wheeler "SS G. P. Griffith" burns (two hundred and six die)
1839 – In the Kingdom of Hawaii, Kamehameha III issues the Edict of toleration which gives Roman Catholics the freedom to worship in the Hawaiian Islands. The Hawaii Catholic Church and the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace is later established as a result [1]
1837 – Charles Goodyear obtains his first rubber patent
1824 – U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs established [1]
1788 – After a lengthy stay in Europe, future U.S. President John Adams and his wife Abigail Adams return to Boston
1775 – Battle of Bunker Hill (actually it was Breed's Hill)
1745 – American colonials captured Louisbourg, Cape Breton Island from French [1]
1700 – Massachusetts orders priest to leave the colony in three months on penalty of death
1631 – Mumtaz Mahal, wife of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, died in childbirth; Jahan spent the next seventeen years constructing her mausoleum, the Taj Mahal
1579 – Sir Francis Drake lands on coast of California at Drakes Bay, names it "Nova Albion"


D I S C L A I M E R S – N O T E S - C O M M E N T S

(Disclaimer Revised: 2/7/2019) Originally I set this up as a point of reference for home schooling. I have also noted, that history is being rewritten right under our noses. The JFK, Jr. death is one that has the information on the net altered. This has turned into a monumental project. There is no discrimination on these pages. This site is designed using the KISS Principle. Anything that came out of the Lockheed Skunk Works always got my attention.

This is the final revision. I recently realized that I was stressing over getting days done before they came up. I ended that with a simple note on events that if they did not have a hyperlink, they were not verified and vetted. When this is completed sometime next year (2020), then all that will be needed will be updates to deaths and additions to births and events each day. Counts on time show each day has an investment of between thirty-five and forty-nine hours (working up September 11 events). Clicking a photo will lead to a page for more information on the person or event depicted in the photo. Events are getting done, but it is a lot of mining for data. I noted that I spent close to one half hour on one event finding data to complete it. If the mining shows month and year, but not the date, I add [1] to the end. If you don't see a [1] that means that the hyperlink shows somewhere in the text that the date, month, and year are verified. Note: I have found numerous events with conflicting dates, in duplicate locations. There are links to "Brainy History" that I can find no mention anywhere else on the net about the event. I left them for now, and may research further, but is "Brainy History" a good place for a source? (Not happy about time in the public library.) Another quick note, I have removed a lot of events because of no verification. I have moved many to the correct date (Surprised? Again, BH.). There may still be incorrect dates, if you have the time to mine them, fine. The same holds true for events. But just so you know, I will not lose sleep over them. I have also found myself to prove my humanity, with an error. When found they will be corrected. Almost all links associated with the photos are through Wikipedia or IMDb.com, at times, the birthday boys or girls will have a link to their home page, if available and active at the time of creation. If they go out of service? On occasion, links will be available on birthdays of special note not worthy of a photo to help you notice them. Some times locating a decent photo is very difficult. Maybe Wikipedia will make an offer on the data I can't refuse?

Actors, actresses, singers, country and rock music will be on the page. If you did nothing in English, automatic rejection! No Rappers! If they can't sing, they should not be in front of the microphone. It is called poetry, read it at a sitting like you are supposed to do. The other thing about rap "music", are the foul mouths I have found associated with it. I don't have the time to police them. Go ahead, be offended, I don't care!

Sports legends only. If they are playing outfield for the Bugtussle Bucks, nope. If they are in the HOF (Hall Of Fame, for the acronym challenged), and I know it or have researched it, they will be there. If their name has passed in front of me what I consider, enough times to notice their work or accomplishments, yes. (Quick Note: Most Yankees fit that description) There are no cricket, rugby, dart throwing, pool playing, English football, you get the drift here. Willie Mosconi and Minnesota Fats made the cut, just so you know...

Authors that a teacher made me read or study, yes. Nobel Prize laureates of noted social advancements to society, yes. I have been dismissive of Nobel Peace Prize winners after seeing who they have recently awarded this "Prize". If they make my list, there is reason, so be it. Questions on this? See this page to get a reason. —> (Irena Sendler) Now, recently, I noted that the inventor of DDT won a Nobel Prize. Really? I got my chops busted by a guy that follows me, telling me that DDT was wonderful in stopping mosquitoes and malaria. I pointed to the bee population.

Just a quick note on original construction. I might adjust it all day. I add, sometimes vet, for a few hours, until I am happy with it. I go over them and ask myself, what would I like to see here, to help remind me of our history? If there is music, I put in a link. Then, that way, I can click on a link and listen to it. Usually albums and songs. This way you can open in a new tab, and then listen as you go about surfin' or whatever. I researched the songs that are linked. Imagine my surprise when I found a song linked to a performer, and the performer was not with the group when the song was released. Time again becomes a factor. I hope you use these links, as I do and enjoy them. If you notice, I may get slack on this aspect near the end of the month. It piles up on me to get the next month done before it is "due!" I then keep tweaking it to satisfy me. I do this for me, if it pleases you, so be it.

Another note on original construction. I started in March, bits and pieces, data collection issues, technique, were all being assembled for construction. Some days are a bit scarce, but I am trying to keep up.

Events will try to be related to the United States, Israel, or related directly to United States diplomacy, or have benefited the world, as I see fit. You should be able to copy and paste for searching from this page. Most will have links, as I get time.

Copyright. Most photos are copyrighted, and noted within the .JPG property details. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 2.0 or later. Many are considered public domain. So you lawyers can get off your high horse. My guess is most will be happy with the publicity plug. That is all. I still find typos.


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