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August West

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I thought it might be interesting to start a 'This Day In History" thread on B&B.


On this day in history, June 2, 1975, the first recorded June snowfall in London, England.



Feel free to add, comment, and/or post tomorrow another unique event in the B&B "This Day In History" thread.
 

August West

Moderator Emeritus
Thanks Edgar. I hope it gains traction and the members enjoy it. I was thinking Famous Birthdays and the like could be included.
 

August West

Moderator Emeritus
Any member can feel free to add or take the lead on any given day. I hope you enjoy and I appreciate the support.
 
The BILLBOARD Hot 100 #1 records for 6/2...
1960-Cathy's Clown, The Everly Brothers
1961-Travelin' Man, Ricky Nelson
1962-I Can't Stop Loving You, Ray Charles
1963-It's My Party, Leslie Gore
1964-Love Me Do, The Beatles
1965-Help Me Rhonda, The Beach Boys
1966-When A Man Loves A Woman, Percy Sledge
1967-Groovin', The Young Rascals
1968-Mrs. Robinson, Simon & Garfunkel
1969-Get Back, The Beatles w/ Billy Preston
1970-Everything Is Beautiful, Ray Stevens
1971-Brown Sugar, The Rolling Stones
1972-Oh Girl, The Chi-Lites
1973-My Love, Paul McCartney & Wings
1974-The Streak, Ray Stevens
1975-Before The Next Teardrop Falls, Freddy Fender
1976-Love Hangover, Diana Ross
1977-Sir Duke, Stevie Wonder
1978-With a Little Luck, Wings
1979-Hot Stuff, Donna Summer
1980-Funkytown, Lipps Inc
1981-Bette Davis Eyes, Kim Carnes
1982-Ebony and Ivory, Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder
1983-Flashdance...What a Feeling, Irene Cara
1984-Let's Hear It For The Boy, Deniece Williams
1985-Everything She Wants, Wham!
1986-Greatest Love Of All, Whitney Houston
1987-With or Without You, U2
1988-Anything For You, Gloria Estefan and The Miami Sound Machine
1989-Forever Your Girl, Paula Abdul
1990-Vogue, Madonna
1991-I Don't Wanna Cry, Mariah Carey
1992-Jump, Kriss Kross
1993-That's The Way Love Goes, Janet Jackson
1994-I Swear, All-4-One
1995-This Is How We Do It, Montell Jordan
1996-Tha Crossroads, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
1997-MMMBop, Hanson
1998-Too Close, Next
1999-Livin' La Vida Loca, Ricky Martin
2000-Maria Maria, Santana w/ The Product G&B

(I know this is long, but I find the diversity of music fascinating as the years roll on. I'll provide this feature every few weeks or so.)
 

August West

Moderator Emeritus
The BILLBOARD Hot 100 #1 records for 6/2...
1960-Cathy's Clown, The Everly Brothers
1961-Travelin' Man, Ricky Nelson
1962-I Can't Stop Loving You, Ray Charles
1963-It's My Party, Leslie Gore
1964-Love Me Do, The Beatles
1965-Help Me Rhonda, The Beach Boys
1966-When A Man Loves A Woman, Percy Sledge
1967-Groovin', The Young Rascals
1968-Mrs. Robinson, Simon & Garfunkel
1969-Get Back, The Beatles w/ Billy Preston
1970-Everything Is Beautiful, Ray Stevens
1971-Brown Sugar, The Rolling Stones
1972-Oh Girl, The Chi-Lites
1973-My Love, Paul McCartney & Wings
1974-The Streak, Ray Stevens
1975-Before The Next Teardrop Falls, Freddy Fender
1976-Love Hangover, Diana Ross
1977-Sir Duke, Stevie Wonder
1978-With a Little Luck, Wings
1979-Hot Stuff, Donna Summer
1980-Funkytown, Lipps Inc
1981-Bette Davis Eyes, Kim Carnes
1982-Ebony and Ivory, Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder
1983-Flashdance...What a Feeling, Irene Cara
1984-Let's Hear It For The Boy, Deniece Williams
1985-Everything She Wants, Wham!
1986-Greatest Love Of All, Whitney Houston
1987-With or Without You, U2
1988-Anything For You, Gloria Estefan and The Miami Sound Machine
1989-Forever Your Girl, Paula Abdul
1990-Vogue, Madonna
1991-I Don't Wanna Cry, Mariah Carey
1992-Jump, Kriss Kross
1993-That's The Way Love Goes, Janet Jackson
1994-I Swear, All-4-One
1995-This Is How We Do It, Montell Jordan
1996-Tha Crossroads, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
1997-MMMBop, Hanson
1998-Too Close, Next
1999-Livin' La Vida Loca, Ricky Martin
2000-Maria Maria, Santana w/ The Product G&B

(I know this is long, but I find the diversity of music fascinating as the years roll on. I'll provide this feature every few weeks or so.)
That's great. Absolutely. Musical milestones are an excellent idea.
 
1763 - Pontiac's Rebellion: At what is now Mackinaw City, Michigan, Chippewas capture Fort Michilimackinac by diverting the garrison's attention with a game of lacrosse, then chasing a ball into the fort.
 

cleanshaved

The Meat Poisoner
Moderator
1936 - Colin 'Pinetree' Meads born.
He was a NZ All Black player and would be our equivalent of Babe Ruth in stature.
 
1665 – James Stuart, Duke of York (later to become King James II of England), defeats the Dutch fleet off the coast of Lowestoft.

The war would be won by the Netherlands. But it was soon followed by the 3rd war at sea, and that (plus internal political struggles) would prove too much for the country. I think the 3rd sea war marked the end of the Netherlands as a world power (but decline had started already much earlier).
 
June 3


1098Christian Crusaders of the First Crusade seize Antioch, Turkey.
1539Hernando De Soto claims Florida for Spain.
1861Union troops defeat Confederate forces at Philippi, in western Virginia
1864Some 7,000 Union troops are killed within 30 minutes during the Battle of Cold Harbor in Virginia.
1888The classic baseball poem "Casey at the Bat," written by Ernest L. Thayer, is published in the San Francisco Examiner.
1918The Finnish Parliament ratifies a treaty with Germany.
1923In Italy, dictator Benito Mussolini grants women the right to vote.
1928Manchurian warlord Chian Tso-Lin dies as a result of a bomb blast set off by the Japanese.
1938The German Third Reich votes to confiscate so-called "degenerate art."
1940The German Luftwaffe hits Paris with 1,100 bombs.
1942Japanese carrier-based planes strafe Dutch Harbor in the Aleutian Islands as a diversion of the attack on Midway Island.
1952A rebellion by North Korean prisoners in the Koje prison camp in South Korea is put down by American troops.
1965Astronaut Edward White becomes the first American to walk in space when he exits theGemini 4 space capsule.
196974 American sailors died when the destroyer USS Frank E. Evanswas cut in two by an Australian aircraft carrier in the South China Sea.
1974Charles Colson, an aide to President Richard Nixon, pleads guilty to obstruction of justice.
1989The Chinese government begins its crackdown on pro-democracy activists in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. Hundreds are killed and thousands are arrested.
 
I love this idea Tony!!!

For all you sports Buffs out there.......

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY JUNE 3


2008 Randy Johnson passes Roger Clemens as #2 all time with 4,673 strikeouts – ends with 4,875
2004 Julio Franco hits a grand slam for
Atlanta – oldest to do so – born August 23, 1958
2003 Sammy Sosa shatters his bat revealing cork in it
1999 Karl Malone named NBA MVP – 23.8 points, 9.4 rebounds, 4.1 assists
1998 Roger Clemens beats
Detroit 5-1 – record now 6-6 – will end season 20-6 with next loss June 6, 1999 – 19 straight
1995 Expos Pedro Martinez has his perfect game broken up in the 10[SUP]th[/SUP] by a double – wins 1-0
1993
Seattle chooses Alex Rodriguez #1 in MLB draft
1992 In game 1 of NBA finals, Michael Jordan scores 39 including35 in a half and six 3 point field goals – both finals records
1989 Nolan Ryan pitches a one hitter – 11[SUP]th[/SUP] of his career
1989 Astros beat Dodgers in 22 innings – 7 hours 14 minutes
1987 Cubs beat Astros 22-7 – teams tie MLB record by combining for 3 grand slams
1985 Detroit Tigers take John Smoltz in the 22[SUP]nd[/SUP] round of MLB draft – 213 wins, 154 saves, 3.33 ERA in 21 seasons
1984 Magic Johnson has NBA finals record 21 assists in win over
Boston
1980 NY Mets choose Darryl Strawberry #1 in MLB draft
1978 Davey Johnson of
Philadelphia hits his 2[SUP]nd[/SUP] pinch hit grand slam of the season – only one ever to do so
1977 Baltimore Orioles complete a triple play to end the game
1971 Ken Holtzman of
Chicago throws a no hitter vs. Red – 2[SUP]nd[/SUP] of his career
1969 Montreal Expos lose their 17[SUP]th[/SUP] straight game
1955 Stan Musial hits his 300[SUP]th[/SUP] HR – ends with 475
1932 Lou Gehrig hits 4 straight HRs in a 20-13 win
1930 Grover Cleveland Alexander released by
Philadelphia – 373 wins, 2.56 ERA, 437 complete games in 20 seasons

 
The 3rd of June:
Billie Joe McAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge

 
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