Sunday Open Thread:June 3 is World Bicycle Day also Mabo Day in Australia
and it is also Prickle-Prickle, Confusion 8, 3184 YOLD
(for you Discordians out there)
Last and far, far least, it is Confederate Memorial Day in Kentucky, Louisiana, and Tennessee,
World History this day
1326 – The Treaty of Novgorod established the Russia - Norway border
1539 – Hernando de Soto claimed Florida for Espana
1885 – Cree leader Big Bear, escaped the North-West Mounted Police.
1940 – The Luftwaffe bombed Paris.
1963 – South Vietnamese troops attacked protesting Buddhists with chemical weapons
1979 – A blowout at the Ixtoc I well in the Gulf of Mexico spilled at least 3,000,000 barrels
1984 – Indian troops launched a 3 day attack on the Sikh Golden Temple, killing over 5,000
1992 – Aboriginal land rights were granted in Australia in Mabo v Queensland (No 2)
2006 – Montenegro declared independence from Serbia
US History this day
1621 – The Dutch West India Company landed a charter for New Netherland.
1781 – Jack Jouett began a midnight ride to warn Jefferson and the Virginia legislature of a British raid
1916 – The National Defense Act increased the National Guard by 450,000 men
1943 – The Zoot Suit Riots. Sailors, Marines and cops attacked Latino youths in L.A.
2013 – Chelsea Manning's trial for ratting out war criminals began
Science & Technology this day
1889 – The first US long-distance electric power line ran 14 miles between Willamette Falls and downtown Portland
1965 – The launch of Gemini 4, the first multi-day NASA space mission
1973 – A Soviet supersonic Tupolev Tu-144 crashed, the first crash of a supersonic passenger aircraft.
The Arts this day
Misc. this day
1140 – Peter Abelard was found guilty of heresy. Good on him.
Birthdays of Note this day
1603 –- Pietro Paolini, painter
1853 -- Flinders Petrie, archaeologist and egyptologist
1873 -- Otto Loewi, psychobiologist and pharmacologist
1877 -- Raoul Dufy, painter
1897 -- Memphis Minnie, singer, songwriter and guitarist
1906 -- Josephine Baker, singer, dancer, actress, resistance operative, andactivist
1924 -- Jimmy Rogers, singer, guitarist, harmonica player, blues legend
1926 -- Allen Ginsberg, poet, who is with you in Rockland.
1927 -- Boots Randolph, saxophonist, composer and soundtrack
1930 -- Marion Zimmer Bradley, author and poet
1930 -- Dakota Staton, singer
1936 -- Larry McMurtry, author and screenwriter
1939 -- Ian Hunter, singer, songwriter, and guitarist
1942 -- Curtis Mayfield, singer, songwriter and producer
1946 -- Michael Clarke, drummer, byrd, burrito
1952 -- Billy Powell, keyboards and songwriter, confederate
1961 -- Lawrence Lessig, author, attorney, founder of creative commons
Deaths of Note this day
1657 -- William Harvey, physician, anatomist, physiologist
1875 -- Georges Bizet, pianist and composer
1899 -- Johann Strauss II, composer
1975 -- Ozzie Nelson, actor and bandleader
2009 -- Koko Taylor, queen of the blues
2016 -- Muhammad Ali, The Greatest
So now some music
Johann Strauss II
Photo: is author's own
It's an open thread, so do your thing