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6/7/2021 12:01:00 AM
Today In History - June 7

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Today in History in 1769 Daniel Boone began exploring the Bluegrass State of Kentucky; in 1864 Abraham Lincoln was re-nominated for U.S. President by the Republican Party; and in 1955 Eisenhower became the first President to appear on color TV.

Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 1628 - English King Charles I ratifies the Petition of Rights
  • 1654 - Louis XIV crowned King of France
  • 1769 - Daniel Boone begins exploring Bluegrass State of Kentucky
  • 1864 - Abraham Lincoln renominated for US President by Republican Party
  • 1909 - Mary Pickford made her screen debut at the age of 16.
  • 1912 - US army tests 1st machine gun mounted on a plane
  • 1916 - Theodore Roosevelt declines nomination of the Progressive Party and throws his support behind Republican Charles Evans Hughes
  • 1924 - George Leigh-Mallory disappears 775' from Everest's summit
  • 1929 - Vatican City becomes a sovereign state
  • 1955 - 1st President to appear on color TV (Eisenhower)
  • 1965 - The Supreme Court of the United States decides on Griswold v. Connecticut, effectively legalizing the use of contraception by married couples.
  • 1969 - Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash combine on a Grand Ole Opry TV special
  • 1975 - Sony introduces the Betamax videocassette recorder for sale to the public.
  • 1975 - "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" by John Denver hits #1

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1917 - Gwendolyn Brooks, US poet (Bean Eaters, Annie Allen, Pulitzer 1950)
  • 1917 - Dean Martin, Steubenville Ohio, American singer/actor (with Jerry Lewis)
  • 1940 - Tom Jones [Sir Thomas John Woodward], Pontypridd, Welsh singer (What's New Pussycat)
  • 1981 - Anna Kournikova, Russian tennis player, born in Moscow
  • 1988 - Michael Cera, Brampton, Ontario, Canadian actor (Arrested Development, Superbad)
  • 1989 - Michael Joseph Tamboli, Eldesburg Md, born 01:23:45 PM on 6-7-89

Famous Weddings

  • 421 - Eudocia A Athenais marries Oostromeins emperor Theodosius II
  • 1601 - Louis Gunther of Nassau weds countess Anna Margaretha of Manderscheid
  • 1925 - Three Stooges leader Moe Howard (28) weds Helen Schonberger
  • 1937 - Three Stooges member Curly Howard (33) weds Elaine Ackerman
  • 1974 - Actor Richard Harris (43) weds actress Ann Turkel (27)
  • 1975 - Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard (21) weds Cheryl Alley (21) at Magnolia Park United Methodist Church in Burbank, California
  • 1980 - Actor Mel Gibson (24) weds Robyn Moore (24) in Forestville, New South Wales
  • 1986 - Air Supply guitarist Graham Russell weds Jodi Varble
  • 1991 - Singer Jimmy Osmond weds Michelle Larson
  • 2003 - "Sidewalks of New York" actor-director Edward Burns (34) weds Calvin Klein model Christy Turlington (32) at St. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church in San Francisco, California
  • 2003 - "Dawson's Creek" actor Kerr Smith (31) weds actress Harmoni Everett (28) at The La Quinta Resort and Club in Palm Springs, California
  • 2013 - "Client List" actress Alicia Lagano (34) weds manager Hector Rendon at the Malibu Lake Mountain Club in Agoura Hills, California
  • 2014 - Playwright Tom Stoppard (76) weds brewery heiress Sabrina Guinness on an intimate register office ceremony in East Dorset, England
  • 2014 - Good Morning America's meteorologist Ginger Zee (33) weds NBC news correspondent Benjamin Aaron at beachfront ceremony in Petoskey, Michigan

Famous Divorces

  • 2013 - Russian President Vladimir Putin announces his divorce with from his wife on national TV

Famous Deaths

  • 1631 - Mumtax Mahal, wife of Shah Jahan of India, her tomb (Taj Mahal)
  • 1871 - Thomas Jackson Rodman, American military inventor of the rodman gun and perforated-cake gunpowder, dies on duty at 54
  • 1876 - George Sand, writer, dies at 71
  • 1965 - Judy Holliday, comedienne (Born Yesterday, Adam's Rib), dies at 42
  • 1967 - Dorothy Parker, US writer (Enough Rope), dies at 73
  • 1980 - Henry Miller, American artist/author, dies at 88
  • 1994 - Barry Sullivan, actor (Streets of SF, Oh, God!), dies at 81

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