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This Day in History – June 1, 2011

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1495 1st written record of Scotch Whiskey appears in Exchequer Rolls of Scotland. Friar John Cor is the distiller 1638 1st earthquake recorded in US, at Plymouth, Mass 1792 Kentucky admitted as 15th US state 1796 Tennessee admitted as 16th US state 1843 Sojourner Truth leaves NY to begin her career as antislavery activist 1845 Homing pigeon completes 11,000 km trip (Namibia-London) in 55 days 1855 US adventurer Wm Walker conquers Nicaragua, reestablishes slavery 1861 1st skirmish in the Civil War, Fairfax Court House, Va 1861 US & Confederacy simultaneously stop mail interchange 1868 Texas constitutional convention meets in Austin 1869 Voting Machine patented by Thomas Edison 1888 California gets its 1st seismograph 1938 Superman Comics launched 1966 2,400 persons attend White House Conference on Civil Rights 1968 Helen Keller blind & deaf, dies at 87 1969 Tobacco advertising is banned on Canadian radio & TV 1971 Ed Sullivan’s final TV show 1975 Ron Woods replaces Mick Taylor as Rolling Stone guitarist 1980 Ted Turner’s Cable News Network begins broadcasting 1991 Mount Pinatubo (Phillipines) erupts for 1st time in 600 years]]]]> ]]>

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