Monthly Archives: June 2019

June 30, 2004

On June 30, 2004, the international Cassini spacecraft entered the orbit of the planet Saturn. It took the spacecraft nearly seven years to reach the second biggest planet in our Solar System. Charon, the moon of Pluto, was heard to … Continue reading

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June 29, 1940

On June 29, 1940, New York mobsters assassinated the acrobatic highwire act, the Flying Graysons. The husband and wife team, ‘The Graysons’ were the main draw of Haly’s Circus and their trapeze act was sabotaged by a young and on-the-rise … Continue reading

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June 28, 1975

On June 28, 1975, American screenwriter and producer, Rod Serling was rumored to have passed away at the age of 50. It was said that he’d died from a heart attack caused by smoking 3 to 4 packs of cigarettes … Continue reading

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June 27, 1964

On June 27, 1964 Ernest Borgnine and Ethel Merman were married. It only lasted 38 days. When Borgnine was asked why the marriage floundered so quickly, he said that he was fat and she was ugly, and when they sobered … Continue reading

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June 26, 2015

On June 26, 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled 5-4, that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marriage under the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution. The Supreme Court Justices said that gay men and women had the … Continue reading

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June 25, 1910

On June 25, 1910, the Mann Act was passed in the United States. In its original form, the act made it a felony to transport white women across state lines for the purpose of prostitution or debauchery, or for any … Continue reading

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June 24, 1947

On June 24, 1947, Kenneth Arnold made the first widely reported UFO sighting near Mount Rainier, Washington. This was also the first case of piloting a spacecraft while under the influence. Craxx, a Grey from Alpha Centauri, had left the … Continue reading

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June 23, 1961

On June 23, 1961, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Chile, France, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States and USSR signed the Antarctic Treaty. This treaty ensured that Antarctica would only be used for peaceful purposes. Countries would act … Continue reading

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June 22, 1978

On June 22, 1978, James W. Christy and Robert S. Harrington discovered, at that time, the only known moon of Pluto. They named it Charon. In August 2006, when Pluto lost its planetary status, Charon asked for a divorce. It … Continue reading

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June 21, 1915

On June 21, 1915, the US Supreme Court handed down its decision in Guinn vs United States and struck down Oklahoma’s grandfather clause which had the effect of denying the right to vote to black people. When Oklahoma was admitted … Continue reading

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