Tuesday June 1 Notable Quotes, Events, Deaths & Births

June 2, 2010
By Vannini

This is the 152nd day of the year, with 213 days remaining in 2010…

Births

1801 – Brigham Young, religious leader and colonizer of Utah.

1921 – Nelson Riddle, American Grammy Award-winning orchestra leader, arranger.

1926 – Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jean Baker Mortenson), American actress and sex symbol.

1926 – Andy Griffith, American actor.

1934 – Pat Boone (Charles Eugene Boone), American singer, actor.

1974 – Alanis Morissette, Canadian singer-songwriter.

Deaths

1868 – James Buchanan, 15th President of the United States of America.

1968 – Helen Keller, American author and lecturer.

1979 – Eric Partridge, British lexicographer.

1981 – Arthur Nielsen, American market analyst.

1996 – Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, sixth President of India.

2001 – Hank Ketcham, American cartoonist who created the “Dennis the Menace” comic strip.

2006 – Rocío Jurado (born María del Rocío Trinidad Mohedano Jurado), Spanish singer and actress.

2008 – Yves Saint Laurent, French fashion designer.

Notable Quotes from Some of History’s Figures Born Today

Helen Keller

  • All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.
  • Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
  • Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
  • College isn’t the place to go for ideas.
  • Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there’s a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see.

Alanis Morissette

  • A good man often appears gauche simply because he does not take advantage of the myriad mean little chances of making himself look stylish. Preferring truth to form, he is not constantly at work upon the facade of his appearance.
  • Anything I do has to be directly related to my music. If it isn’t, I don’t really see a point to it.
  • I see my body as an instrument, rather than an ornament.
  • I was born in ‘74, so I missed out on all the great early ’60s and early ’70s.
  • The person who knows HOW will always have a job. The person who knows WHY will always be his boss.

Events

1485 – King Matthias of Hungary took Vienna in his conquest of Austria (from Frederick III) and made the city his capital.

1796 – Tennessee became the 16th state.

1813 – The Navy gained its motto as the mortally wounded commander of the frigate Chesapeake, Capt. James Lawrence, said, “Don’t give up the ship.”

1869 – Thomas Edison of Boston, Massachusetts, received a patent for his electric voting machine.

1938 – Protective baseball helmets were worn by batters for the very first time.

1938 – The first issue of “Action Comics” was published.

1943 – A civilian flight from Lisbon to London was shot down by the Germans during World War II, killing all aboard, including actor Leslie Howard.

1958 – Charles de Gaulle became premier of France.

1980 – Cable News Network (CNN) begins broadcasting.

1990 – President George H.W. Bush and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev signed an agreement to end production of chemical weapons and begin destruction of the reserves.

2001 – The king, queen, and seven other members of Nepal’s royal family were slain by Crown Prince Dipendra, who then shot himself, dying three days later.

2003 – The People’s Republic of China begins filling the reservoir behind the Three Gorges Dam.

2005 – Dutch voters rejected the European Union constitution.

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