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Post  SaintMike on Thu 02 Jun 2011, 10:56 am

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2nd June 1985 : European football's governing body banned English clubs from playing in Europe indefinitely, following a riot by Liverpool fans who were blamed for the tragedy at Brussels' Heysel stadium in which 39 people died.


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Post  SFC Forever on Thu 02 Jun 2011, 7:49 pm

At the time I was married to my second wife and our oldest son was there and nothing was done about the fact that an Italian was running aroiund with a handgun and that the Italians were lobbing all sorts at the Liverpool fans. Typical blinkered Europeans.
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Post  SaintMike on Fri 03 Jun 2011, 10:10 am

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3rd June 1937 : The former King of England King Edward VIII married Wallis Warfield Simpson, the American divorcee for whom he abdicated the British throne in December 1936.


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Post  SaintMike on Sat 04 Jun 2011, 6:42 pm

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4th June 1940 : The evacuation of Allied forces from Dunkirk ends as German forces capture the beach. The nine-day evacuation, the largest of its kind in history and an unexpected success, saved 338,000 Allied troops from capture by the Nazis.


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Post  SaintMike on Sun 05 Jun 2011, 12:37 pm

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5th June 1956 : Elvis Presley introduces his new single, "Hound Dog," on The Milton Berle Show. and scandalized the audience with his suggestive hip gyrations.


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Post  SaintMike on Mon 06 Jun 2011, 12:11 pm

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6th June 1944: D-Day marks start of Europe invasion

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Post  SaintMike on Tue 07 Jun 2011, 8:47 am

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7th June 1968 Matt Busby was knighted.

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Post  SaintMike on Wed 08 Jun 2011, 9:01 am

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8th June 1985 Barry McGuigan beat Eusebio Pedroza of Panama to win the WBA featherweight title.


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Post  SaintMike on Thu 09 Jun 2011, 8:24 am

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9th June 1934 Donald Duck made his debut in Little Wise Hen
9th June 1964 Bob Dylan recorded Mr Tambourine Man
9th June 1982 the 20p coin went into circulation

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Post  SaintMike on Fri 10 Jun 2011, 12:11 pm

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1770 Captain James Cook runs aground on the Great Barrier Reef.

1909 The SOS distress signal was used for the first time, when the liner SS Slavonia was wrecked off the Azores.

1935 Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in Akron, Ohio by William G. Wilson and Dr. Robert Smith.

1972 Elvis Presley played his first New York concert. The event was recorded and later released as the album 'Elvis as Recorded at Madison Square Garden'.

1991 England beat the West Indies at home for the first time in 22 years, with a 115 run victory.

1993 Les Dawson dies.

2011 HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh celebrates his 90th birthday.

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Post  SaintMike on Sat 11 Jun 2011, 12:43 pm

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On June 11, 1825 Daniel D. Tompkins the 10th Vice President of the USA drank himself to death in New York.

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Post  SFC Forever on Sat 11 Jun 2011, 12:49 pm

11th JUne 1921 Prince Philip was born
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Post  StuRomseySaint on Sat 11 Jun 2011, 12:51 pm

SFC Forever wrote:11th JUne 1921 Prince Philip was born

Mike had that yesterday for the 10th!
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Post  SFC Forever on Sat 11 Jun 2011, 6:24 pm

Typical. I was doing yesterdays date. Must have lost a day somewhere.

Constable the painter was born today


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Post  SaintMike on Sat 11 Jun 2011, 11:22 pm

SFC Forever wrote: Constable the painter was born today



He's a mighty clever baby!! Rolling Eyes

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Post  SaintMike on Sun 12 Jun 2011, 12:21 pm

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June 12, 1665 England installs a municipal government in New York City (the former Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam).

My how things change!!

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Post  SaintMike on Mon 13 Jun 2011, 8:30 am

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13th June 1944 The first V-1 flying bomb landed in England, hitting a house in Southampton, killing 3 people.


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Post  SaintMike on Tue 14 Jun 2011, 9:40 am

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1789 Mutiny on the Bounty: Bounty mutiny survivors including Captain William Bligh and 18 others reach Timor after a nearly 7,400 km (4,000-mile) journey in an open boat.

1839 The first Henley Regatta took place on the Thames.

1938 Action Comics issue one is released, introducing Superman.

1942 Anne Frank begins to keep a diary.

1970 Bobby Charlton played his 106th and final football game for England, during the World Cup in Mexico City as England were beaten 3-2 by West Germany and knocked out of the World Cup.

1982 Argentinean forces surrendered to British troops in the Falkland Islands.

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Post  SaintMike on Wed 15 Jun 2011, 8:20 am

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1215 King John stamped the Royal seal on the Magna Carta

1860 Florence Nightingale opened her nurses' school at St. Thomas' Hospital in London.

1869 America's Mike McCoole beat England's Tom Allen in the first bare-knuckle prizefight

1905 James Robertson Justice was born

1910 Captain Scott set out on his ill-fated expedition to the South Pole.

1978 Dire Straits self-titled debut album was released in the UK.

1988 In Dusseldorf, Peter Shilton played his 100th game for England, in the European Championship game against Holland.

1996 Ella Fitzgerald died.

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Post  SaintMike on Thu 16 Jun 2011, 8:42 am

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1890 Stan Laurel was born

1903 Henry Ford formed his motor manufacturing company with himself in the position of Chief Engineer and holding a quarter of the company shares.

1903 A one-year old soft drinks company registered its trade name as Pepsi- Cola.

1912 Enoch Powell was born

1955 Disney's 'Lady and the Tramp' opened at cinemas across the US.

1958 Yellow 'No Waiting' lines were introduced in Britain.

1960 Alfred Hitchcock's 'Psycho' opened at cinemas across the US.

1973 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' written by Richard O'Brien and starring Tim Curry, premiered in London.

1974 According to the cartoon, Homer J. Simpson and Marge Bouvier were married.

1978 'Grease' starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton John, opened in the 'US

1980 'The Blues Brothers' opened at cinemas across the US

1993 An inquest was told that football fan David Bruce died after he drank a pint of whisky in only 20 seconds for a dare.


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16th June 1884 saw the opening of the very first roller coaster at Coney Island.
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Post  SaintMike on Fri 17 Jun 2011, 9:02 am

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17th June....

1961 Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev breaks free from security guards at Paris airport and asks for asylum in France

1970 'Babes in the Wood' bodies found. Detectives investigating the disappearance of two children are at the site of a shallow grave in Essex where two bodies have been found.

1974 An IRA bomb explodes at the Houses of Parliament, causing extensive damage and injuring 11 people.





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Post  SaintMike on Sun 19 Jun 2011, 2:15 am

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1815 The Battle of Waterloo took place south of Brussels, where Napoleon was defeated by Wellington and Blucher.

1829 Metropolitan Police force was established.

1928 Amelia Earhart became the first woman to cross the Atlantic by air, as the passenger to pilot Wilmar Stulz.

1963 Henry Cooper knocked down Cassius Clay in the fourth round of their fight at Wembley Stadium, only for the fight to be stopped in a later round after Cooper suffered a badly cut eye.

1983 Sally Ride became the first woman in space when she took off from Cape Canaveral in the shuttle Challenger. With her were ants and radishes to go into orbit

1997 Two women were slightly injured after being knocked down by a car driven by a bull terrier. While its owners were visiting friends in Dorchester the dog jumped into the front seat, knocking off the hand-brake and bumping the car out of gear.


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Post  SaintMike on Sun 19 Jun 2011, 2:18 am

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1910 Father's Day was celebrated for the first time in Washington, after being suggested by Mrs. John B. Dodd.

1995 The film 'Batman Forever' earned $53.3 million at the US box office in its first weekend, passing the record set by Steven Spielberg's 'Jurassic Park'.

1997 Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Cats' became the longest running Broadway musical upon its 6,138th performance. 'A Chorus Line' previously held the record.


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Post  SFC Forever on Sun 19 Jun 2011, 11:20 pm

June 19th 1978 - Garfield began his life as a comic strip character.
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