Monday, June 1, 2015

Today in History: Monday, June 01, 2015

AP Highlight in History: 
On June 1, 1967, the album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" by the Beatles was released.
 
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On this date in:
1792Kentucky became the 15th state.
1796Tennessee became the 16th state.
1868James Buchanan, the 15th president of the United States, died near Lancaster, Pa., at age 77.
1925Baseball Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig's streak of playing in 2,130 consecutive games began when he entered a game as a pinch hitter for the New York Yankees.
1926Actress Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jeane Mortensen in Los Angeles.
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1958Charles de Gaulle became premier of France.
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1968Deaf and blind author and educator Helen Keller died at age 87.
1980CNN made its debut. 
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2009Air 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.
2009General Motors filed for Chapter 11, becoming the largest U.S. industrial company to enter bankruptcy protection.
2009Conan O'Brien debuted as host of NBC's "Tonight Show." (He stepped down in January after a dispute with the network.)
2010Former Vice President Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, announced their separation after 40 years of marriage.
 
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Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Actor Morgan Freeman turns 78 years old today.
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NameProfessionAge
Pat BooneSinger81
Rene AuberjonoisActor75
Jonathan PryceActor68
Ron WoodRock musician (Rolling Stones)68
Powers BootheActor67
Ronnie DunnCountry singer (Brooks and Dunn)62
Lisa Hartman BlackActress59
Paul CoffeyHockey Hall of Famer54
Teri PoloActress46
Alanis MorissetteRock singer41
Morena BaccarinActress ("V")36
Santana MossFootball player36
Damien FaheyTV host ("Total Request Live")35
Justine HeninTennis player33
Model and TV host Heidi Klum ("Project Runway") turns 42 years old today.
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