Monthly Archives: June 2013

June 29, 1613

On June 25, 1613 the first neighborhood insurance company is formed by the Garducci family, recent Sicilian immigrants to the Southwark Bridge Road Neighborhood. On June 28, Antonio Garducci went to the majority shareholders (brothers Richard and Cuthbert Burbage) of … Continue reading

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June 28, 1859

On June 28,1859 – The first conformation dog show was held in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England. Six years later the swimsuit competition section of the pageant was discontinued when the Welsh were caught trying to enter a shaved pig as an ‘Extemely … Continue reading

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June 27, 1358

In 1358 – the Republic of Dubrovnik was founded and lasted until 1808, when Napoleon ran over to it in his large scale game of RISK and pushed down its walls (since it was really just a City-State in present … Continue reading

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June 25, 1606

On this day in 1606 St. Jansday is forbidden. I’m pissed. No one knows what St. Jansday was celebrating or why it was forbidden. Marcia, Marcia, Marcia. It had to be the day when whines were allowed and the beautiful … Continue reading

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June 24, 1846/1947

It’s June 24 and in 1846 the saxophone is patented by Adolphe Sax in Paris, France.  101 years later in 1947, Kenneth Arnold makes the first widely reported UFO sighting near Mount Rainier, Washington. Coincidence? I think not.

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