INTERPREP ★ JUNE 1, 2016

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DATEBOOK: JUNE 1, 2016

This is day 153 of 2016. There are 213 days remaining.

BIRTHDAYS

• Pat Boone is 86

• Morgan Freeman is 79

• Rene Auberjonois (Odo on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) is 76

• Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones is 69

• Jonathan Pryce (the High Sparrow on Game of Thrones) is 69

• Teri Polo is (Meet the Parents movies) 47

• Heidi Klum is 43

• Alanis Morissette is 42

• Sarah Wayne Callies (Colony, The Walking Dead) is 39

• Willow Shields (The Hunger Games) is 16

IT HAPPENED TODAY

• 1925: Baseball Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig’s streak of playing in 2,130 consecutive games began when he pinch hit for shortstop Pee Wee Wanniger.

• 1926: Actress Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jeane Mortensen in Los Angeles.

• 1944: The British Broadcasting Corp. aired a coded message intended to inform the French resistance that the D-Day invasion was imminent.

• 1967: The album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” by the Beatles was released.

• 1980: CNN made its debut.

• 2007: Assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian walked out of a Michigan prison, where he’d spent eight years for ending the life of a man suffering from Lou Gehrig’s disease.

• 2008: Presidential candidate Barack Obama announced he had resigned his 20-year membership in the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago in the aftermath of inflammatory remarks by his longtime pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

• 2009: General Motors filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy. It was the fourth largest United States bankruptcy in history.

SPECIAL EVENTS

• June is Adopt-A-Shelter Cat Month, Dairy Month, Fireworks Safety Month, International Accordion Awareness Month, International Men’s Month, International People Skills Month, June is Perennial Gardening Month, National Candy Month, National Iced Tea Month, National Rose Month, National Seafood Month, National Soul Food Month, National Steakhouse Month, Potty Training Awareness Month, Prevent Cancer From The Sun Month, Turkey Lover’s Month.

• Global Day of Parents

• Heimlich Maneuver Day

• Go Barefoot Day

• Olive Day

• Running Day

• Say Something Nice Day

UPCOMING

• June 19: Father’s Day

• June 20: Summer begins at 6:34 AM EDT.

• July is Cell Phone Courtesy Month, Family Reunion Month, Fireworks Safety Month, National Baked Bean Month, National Bison Month, National Blueberries Month, National Culinary Arts Month, National Doghouse Repairs Month, National Grilling Month, National Horseradish Month, National Hot Dog Month, National Ice Cream Month, National Purposeful Parenting Month, National Recreation & Parks Month, National Water Gardening Month, Roots and Branches Month, Smart Irrigation Month, Social Wellness Month

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NUMBER FOR THE DAY

1,100: Lies told by the average guy each year.


NEWS ATTACK!

Have you seen that video of that giant alligator crossing a Florida golf course? [How in the world did that thing learn to drive a golf cart?]

Physicist and genius Stephen Hawking says that he can’t explain Donald Trump. [I’m not sure if he meant Donald’s political success or his ability to marry models.]

Physicist and genius Stephen Hawking says that he can’t explain Donald Trump. [But Hawking does maintain that the thing on Trump’s head may be living proof of the existence of aliens.]

The NBA Finals will match the Golden State Warriors against the Cleveland Cavaliers. It’s a repeat of last year’s championship. [I’m not surprised. Everything else these days seems to be a sequel.]

Adele stopped her concert to berate a fan for videotaping the concert. [When he could simply just purchase the $49.99 video for sale in the lobby.]

Someone hacked Katy Perry’s Twitter and released a new song. [Along with several of Hillary Clinton’s emails.]

Monsanto has applied for a patent for a process that allows you to train your flowers to only bloom on command. [You can also housetrain them to only drop their leaves in the litter box.]

A court ruled that a woman may be liable to pay $2 million for an apartment building fire. It started when her boyfriend was using a blowtorch to burn the fur off the squirrel he wanted for dinner [while Granny and Ellie May were setting the table].

Someone hacked a Texas electric traffic sign to read “Donald Trump is a shift-shaping lizard.” [I’m confused. Is the hacker for or against Donald?]

Christies set a new world record when it auctioned a handbag for $300,000. [The only way I’d pay $300,000 for a handbag is if it contained $400,000.]


NEWS & NUGGETS

FORGET FOMO, EMBRACE JOMO – THE JOY OF MISSING OUT _ By now you’ve heard of FOMO — Fear of Missing Out — the official acronym of the insecure. The term has existed for almost a decade but rose to prominence around two years ago when everyone started to freak out that their friends on social media were having way more fun than them at any given moment.

… Now there exists FOMO’s opposite — JOMO. Joy of Missing Out. With food and booze available for almost instant delivery and the availability of internet streaming, more and more of us are content — if not downright delighted — to be propped up on our couches with an oversized glass of wine, binging on TV and junk food. Pants strictly optional.

GENERAL MILLS RECALLS 10 MILLION POUNDS OF FLOUR _ General Mills is recalling 10 million pounds of flour after 38 people across 20 states contracted E. coli. The E. coli cases were reported between December 21, 2015 and May 3, 2016. The recall includes Gold Medal, Signature Kitchens, and Gold Medal Wondra flour sold at Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Shaws, Jewel, United, Randalls, and Acme.

TOWN UPSET OVER SELFIE STATUE _ Sugar Land, Texas has become the center of scrutiny over a statue recently erected in front of the city’s town hall. The statue features two smiling woman, slightly hunched over as one of them snaps a selfie with a phone. Outrage grew over the statue, and many were upset because they considered it a waste of taxpayer money, but the statue was actually donated by a town resident. The statue is part of a ten piece collection. All 10 sculptures “will be of people representing activities…” For example, another statue is of a guy playing guitar. • IMAGE

SMARTPHONE USERS OVERLOADED WITH APPS THEY DON’T USE _ We’ve got a new study (from mobile app developer Delvv) on how users interact with apps and notifications.

… In the survey, 45 percent checked their smartphone 11 to 50 times per day, 12 percent checked 51 or more times per day and 23 percent said it was too many times to count.

… More than 65 percent of respondents have 25 apps or fewer on their phones, 22 percent have up to 50 apps and 4 percent have more than 75 apps. However, more than 95 percent of respondents said they use fewer than 25 apps on a daily basis.

… 70 percent of respondents receive fewer than 10 push notifications per day, 15 percent receive 11 to 20 per day and just 14 percent receive more than 21 per day. Many users opt out of push notifications, largely because they aren’t relevant or lead to frustration.

TRAFFIC TICKET REVENGE: PENNIES USED TO PAY FINE _ When Brett Sanders gets a traffic ticket, he also gets revenge with a couple of buckets of pennies. The Frisco, Texas man was furious when he was pulled over and cited for speeding in a residential neighborhood. He fought the ticket in court but lost. A jury decided that, yes, 9 miles over the speed limit on a neighborhood street is speeding. Naturally.

… But Sanders thought the ticket was “unfair” because he didn’t injure anyone. So he paid his fine with 22,000 pennies.

$14,000 PHONE WILL PUT MILITARY-GRADE SECURITY IN YOUR POCKET _ The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge costs less than $800. The new Solarin Android smartphone costs $14,000. The team behind Solarin said Tuesday it’s phone is designed for international businesspeople who want to keep sensitive information private. According to the company’s press release, the phone uses the same communication encryption technology as the military.

TINY CAMERAS HIDDEN IN COAT HOOKS IN WOMEN’S RESTROOMS _ Miniature hidden cameras are popping up in public restrooms in the Florida Keys and the local sheriff wants everyone to be on the lookout. Since Thursday, three of the tiny devices — concealed in coat hooks on bathroom-stall walls — have been found in women’s restrooms at a convenience store (Circle K), a beach park and a local park.

‘BREASTFEEDING’ DAD _ One dad’s efforts to keep the breastfeeding going after his partner returned to work has gone viral. Florida father-of-three Chris Allen stepped in to assume feeding duties for his youngest child Destiny and took to the challenge with gusto. Dad hasn’t somehow starting producing milk — he took a much simpler, do-it-yourself approach. Allen simply cut a hole in a shirt and placed the baby’s bottle through it, simulating the breastfeeding position. Allen says in a short video, “I guess it’s like breastfeeding right? Got to love it.”

… The video was posted on the Breastfeeding Mama Talk Facebook page where more than 25,000 people commented on it. Most either saw the humor or offered their support, though there was also a mild degree of outrage also — of course. • VIDEO

STARBUCKS JOINS THE NITRO COFFEE TREND _ Starbucks is taking on the newest trend in bean brewing: coffee infused with nitrogen gas. More than 500 Starbucks locations will serve nitro coffee by the end of summer 2016. The drink will be made from a cold brew and infused with nitrogen which gives the coffee a creamier texture and sweeter taste.

… The nitro coffee trend began around 2011. By 2013, Stumptown Coffee Roasters, a Portland-based chain, began installing nitrogen taps in its various cafes, and in 2015, it started canning its nitro coffee, as well. Minnesota-based Caribou Coffee also introduced nitro coffee on tap in late 2015, as did the East Coast-based La Colombe, which offers nitro coffee, served black or as a latte.

A GINORMOUS ALLIGATOR TOOK OVER A FLORIDA GOLF COURSE _ A huge alligator took over a Palmetto, Florida, golf course last week. Video shows the beast to be at least 15 feet long. • VIDEO

TIRED AT WORK? SLEEP ON IT IN A NAP POD _ A handful of offices are letting their employees catch a little shut-eye when necessary. A few are even installing nap pods so workers can get 10 to 30 minutes of shuteye. Scientists say that amount of shut-eye in the middle of the day can be a perfect refresher for underslept employees. A study by NASA showed 54% improved alertness among airplane pilots when they were given the chance to nap for 40 minutes.

… While the sleep-pod industry was once cornered by MetroMaps, which makes Energy Pods used by Google, AOL, and others, a newcomer on the scene is the pod CalmSpace by a French designer.

… 34% of adults polled by the National Sleep Foundation last year said that their bosses let them nap at work.

CHINESE PARKING LOT CREATES ‘FEMALE ONLY’ SPACES _ A number of Chinese parking lots have sparked outrage after introducing “female only” parking spaces that happen to be much larger than typical spaces. The spaces, designated by pink paint lines and the international symbol for woman, are 50 percent wider than other spaces. One parking official said he decided to create women-only spaces after noticing that some female drivers were having trouble reversing into parking spots, or “parking carelessly.”

SOME TEXANS DON’T LIKE THE WEATHER TERM ‘HABOOB’ _ A wall of dust raced toward Lubbock, Texas, on Sunday, and the National Weather Service threw out a word of caution on its Facebook page: “A haboob is rapidly approaching the Lubbock airport and may affect the city as well.” The use of  the meteorological term “haboob,” a word with Arabic roots, didn’t sit well with some residents. One reader wrote: “Haboob!?! I’m a Texan. Not a foreigner from Iraq or Afghanistan. They might have haboobs but around here in the Panhandle of TEXAS, we have Dust Storms. So would you mind stating it that way. I’ll find another weather service.”

… Another reader wrote: “In Texas, nimrod, this is called a sandstorm. We’ve had them for years! If you would like to move to the Middle East you can call this a haboob. While you reside here, call it a sandstorm. We Texans will appreciate you.”

… Experts say the Weather Service’s use of ‘haboob’ was entirely appropriate. It describes a situation in which a collapsing thunderstorm exhales a burst of wind. This burst of wind, or outflow, collects dust in the surrounding arid environment. The dust can grow into a towering dark cloud, the so-called haboob, that sweeps across the landscape, cutting visibility to near zero.

TIRED OF YOUR AIRBNB NEIGHBORS? _ Airbnb is beloved by many travelers and is hated by many neighbors for creating disturbances next door. In a move toward improving its standing in some of those neighborhoods, Airbnb has announced Airbnb Neighbors — a place for people who live near Airbnb listings to report noise and other disturbances caused by guests.

… Neighbors of Airbnb properties can visit airbnb.com/neighbors and choose from one of four categories in which to file a report: noise and parties; an issue with a common space, such as parking or trash; personal safety or criminal activity; or general concerns with the listing.


WACKY-BUT-TRUE

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: HACKED CONSTRUCTION SIGNS CALL DONALD TRUMP A LIZARD _ Electronic construction signs in the Dallas area were hacked, displaying messages calling Donald Trump a reptile and imploring early morning commuters to take a day off work. The portable signs flashed messages early Tuesday including, “Donald Trump is a shape shifting lizard.”

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: TEENAGE PLANE STOWAWAY PLANNED TO BEG IN DUBAI _ A Chinese teen stood trial in Dubai the other day after he snuck into the city as a stowaway on flight with plans to seek out his fortune there as a beggar. The 16-year-old explained he had crept into the plane’s cargo hold under the cover of the night on May 25. There he spent the 9½ hour trip to Dubai. After being arrested by police in Dubai, he described his voyage in the cargo compartment as “quite comfortable, but there was nothing to eat or drink.”

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: MAN GETS HEAD STUCK IN WASHING MACHINE _ Firefighters in China were called to free a man from a washing machine after his head became wedged in the drum while attempting to fix it.  It took a team of six firefighters 40 minutes to rescue the man.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: SAUSAGE-WIELDING GANG ATTACKS VEGAN CAFE _ The owners of a vegan cafe in the country of Georgia say group of neo-Nazis threw grilled meat at customers. They pulled out grilled meat, sausages, fish and started eating them and throwing them at customers before starting to smoke, which is forbidden at the cafe. The attackers left before police arrived.


ON TELEVISION

SEASON PREMIERE: AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR (8p ET, NBC) — As season 8 begins, the contestants gear up for the qualifying round. New obstacles this season include floating steps, tic toc, escalator and ring jump.

FINALE: 500 QUESTIONS (8p ET, ABC) — The short season 2 ends with this 2-hour edition.

UNDERCOVER BOSS (8p ET, CBS) — Repeat

SEASON PREMIERE: MASTERCHEF (8p ET, FOX) — Gordon Ramsay teams with renowned pastry chef Christina Tosi to welcome 40 home cooks to begin season 11. Those 40 are competing for a spot in the next round.

IHEARTRADIO SUMMER POOL PARTY (8p ET, CW) — Performers in this new special include Flo Rida, DNCE, Hailee Steinfeld, Tinashe, Lukas Graham, Kygo, and Jason Derulo.

CRIMINAL MINDS (9p ET, CBS) — Repeat

WAYWARD PINES (9p ET, FOX) — Theo leverages his status as the only surgeon in town to get answers in this new episode. Season One’s Shannyn Sossamon, Charlie Tahan and Toby Jones guest star.

SUPERNATURAL (9p ET, CW) — Repeat

ROOTS (9p ET, History, A&E, Lifetime) — In Part 3, Tom Lea loses a wager with an Englishman and sells George to save his farm.

CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS (10p ET, CBS) — Repeat

SEASON PREMIERE: THE NIGHT SHIFT (10p ET, NBC) — Tanaya Beatty (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1) joins the cast for season 3 as a recent med-school graduate eager to prove herself.

MODERN FAMILY (10p ET, ABC) — This repeat is followed by a repeat of The Goldbergs.

ROYAL PAINS (10p ET, USA) — Hank finds romance in Hong Kong in this new episode.


ENTERTAINMENT

TOP TV SHOWS _ Delayed because of Memorial Day weekend.

LAWYERS SAY JOHNNY DEPP’S WIFE GAVE STATEMENT TO POLICE _ Attorneys for Johnny Depp’s estranged wife say she has given Los Angeles police a statement to support her account of an alleged domestic violence incident involving the actor.

… The attorney did not indicate when Amber Heard gave the statement and the Los Angeles Police Department says it has no information about Heard speaking with officers.

… Heard obtained a temporary restraining order against Depp on Friday, alleging the actor threw her cell phone at her face, striking her below the right eye during a fight on May 21. Los Angeles police have said they responded to the incident but found no evidence of a crime. Heard’s lawyers say she did not initially give a statement to police because she was trying to protect Depp’s reputation and career.

LAPD HOLDING FIRM IN AMBER HEARD CASE _ Amber Heard is now fighting her domestic violence battle on two fronts — the LAPD is sticking to its story the cops who responded to the 911 call saw no evidence of injury and no disarray in the apartment. Amber’s lawyer said Monday, “The LAPD officers viewed not only the disarray that Johnny had caused in the apartment but also the physical injuries to Amber’s face.” An LAPD official says they are sticking to their story.

EMILY BLUNT, LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA JOIN MARY POPPINS SEQUEL _ Walt Disney Studios announced Tuesday that Emily Blunt would be taking over the part of Mary Poppins in a sequel to the 1964 classic, with Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda joining as a new character, Jack, the street lamplighter.

… The film, to be titled Mary Poppins Returns, will center on a now-grown Michael Banks and his three children in the aftermath of a tragedy and the help they get from Mary Poppins and Jack in Depression-era London. It will be in theaters Christmas Day 2018.

LAUREN CONRAD CONFIRMS THE HILLS ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL _ Lauren Conrad is working on a Hills anniversary special with MTV. The television personality and designer confirmed her involvement Tuesday after teasing the project last week. Conrad starred on five seasons of The Hills. The special will premiere August 2.

JENA MALONE AND BOYFRIEND WELCOME SON _ Jena Malone and her boyfriend (Ethan DeLorenzo) are first-time parents. The actress announced she welcomed son Ode Mountain by sharing a first photo of the infant Tuesday on Instagram. • IMAGE

DISNEY ORDERS RESHOOTS FOR ROGUE ONE _ Star Wars standalone movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will undergo several weeks’ worth of additional shooting. The Hollywood Reporter shares that much of the cast and director Gareth Evans will regroup this month for a round of shooting. The move is happening after execs screened the movie and felt it was tonally off with what a “classic” Star Wars movie should feel like. The film has not yet been tested before audiences.

… An insider says the goal of the reshoots will be to lighten the mood, bring some levity into the story and restore a sense of fun to the adventure.

PITCH PERFECT 3 RELEASE PUSHED BACK TO DECEMBER _ Pitch Perfect 3” has been bumped from July 21, 2017 to December 22, 2017. Other movies scheduled for release that date are Mark Wahlberg‘s The Six Billion Dollar Man and The Croods 2.

AARON PAUL DESCRIBES HIS ‘AWFUL’ AUDITION IN FRONT OF J.J. ABRAMS _ Aaron Paul once allowed a magic trick to ruin his audition for J.J. Abrams. Paul says he went into the audition for Cloverfield and J.J. asked him to share a magic trick story he’d shared when they worked together on the set for Mission Impossible 3. Paul says, “[J.J.] brings up the magic trick story and I lose my train of thought. I have three pages of a monologue that I memorized. … He has me tell the story about a card trick [I performed for the MI3 cast] and now I’m super awkward. He’s like, ‘Now let’s get started,’ and I start doing this monologue and I completely lose my train of thought and I stop and I apologize to J.J. He’s like, “That’s okay. Thanks for coming in.'”

JODIE FOSTER SAYS SHE’S BEEN MISTAKEN FOR HELEN HUNT _ ( AUDIO) Recently Helen Hunt shared that a Starbucks employee mistook her for Jodie Foster. Over the weekend Jodie confessed that she’s been mistaken for Helen “many times.” In fact, it’s a topic of conversation every time they see each other. Jodie says, “It’s strange because she’s at least five inches taller than me and the only similarity is that we part our hair on the same side.”

DAVID BECKHAM SECURITY GUARD FILES SUIT _ David Beckham stirred up a New York City crowd so much, a security guard working the event got crushed by his adoring fans — according to a lawsuit. The security guard filed the suit saying she got crushed while working the Beckham appearance at the Times Square H&M store in February 2014. Beckham — an H&M spokesperson — was signing autographs for throngs of fans. She says she was outside the store awaiting the soccer superstar’s arrival and when he got there all heck broke loose. In the suit, she says the barricades set up to control the crowd “suddenly malfunctioned.” She says she was thrown to the ground, crushed by the barricade and trampled by the crowd rushing to get a piece of Becks. She doesn’t specify her injuries, but says they were severe.

GEORGE CARLIN HOLOGRAM TO HEADLINE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF COMEDY _ The National Museum of Comedy is being built in Jamestown, New York, where Lucille Ball was born. The $50 million-plus campus opens next year and will feature George Carlin as a hologram a la Tupac at 2012 Coachella. They’re building a fake comedy club and George will be onstage, performing like he used to.

BIGGEST LOSER UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR ALLEGED DRUG USE ON SET _ The L.A. County Sheriff’s Department is currently investigating The Biggest Loser over reports of illegal and prescription drug use on the set of NBC’s long-running reality show. The news comes on the heels of reports that former contestant Suzanne Mendonca was preparing to file a class action lawsuit against the show, alleging abuse on the part of the producers during filming. Mendonca said contestants were encouraged to take drugs, among other alleged indiscretions.

… In a statement to Deadline, the department said that authorities are “conducting an inquiry regarding the unsubstantiated allegations” from former contestants.


AUDIO

ON THE PRO AUDIO PAGE…

• WHICH IS WHICH: Jodie Foster says, yes, she’s often mistaken for Helen Hunt. Can you tell which is which? – June 1 Entertainment

• MYSTERY VOICE: Nick Offerman.

• MOVIE CLIP: Ghostbusters 2016. Dan Aykroyd saw an early screening and loved it. – May 31 Entertainment

• DROP: I’m not trying to be dramatic but I would rather be shot than eat this stupid food.


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BITS & BREAKS

WHICH COUNTRIES LEAVE THE MOST NEGATIVE REVIEWS?

American travelers may come off as spoiled and obnoxious, but when it comes to how pleased we (they) are, they leave fewer negative reviews than many other countries.

• About 11% of American traveler reviews are negative.

• More negative reviews come from South Korean travelers than travelers from any other country — 18.5% are negative.

• Mexico’s travelers leave the next largest number — 14.8% of that country’s reviews are negative.

• The most positive travelers come from Czech Republic.

WHAT’S YOUR DOG’S AWESOME DOG NAME?

FB icon We (you) saw online that some guy named his Corgi “Thorgi”. Thorgi the Corgi! What’s your dog’s awesome name?

Others…

• Achilles. “A guy I used to work with trained his dog to play dead when he said heel, which was pretty hilarious. He’d be walking him and say, “Achilles, heel!” and the dog would just drop.

• “I knew a family with the last name ‘Larkin’. Their dog was Barkin. Barkin Larkin.”

• “I grew up with a Dalmatian named Arson. I was always pretty proud of my firefighter dad for going with that.”

• “JD for Just Dog.”

• “We have two Bulldogs named Tomato and Potato.”

• “My sister is a teacher for a Kindergarten class and asked for a name for her Maltese puppy. Top names were Buddy and Monster Truck. So we named him Buddy the Monster Truck.”


FUN & GAMES

TRIVIA: Americans eat 210 billion calories worth of what each year? (Girl Scout cookies)

TRIVIA: The average one of these is worth about $3. (Tooth. That’s the average amount paid by the tooth fairy.)

MYSTERY VOICE

Question: Who is this?

Answer: Nick Offerman.


VIDEO OF THE DAY

Dads are awesome.


IMAGE OF THE DAY

Winter, don’t leave!


DATEBOOK: JUNE 2, 2016

This is day 154 of 2016. There are 212 days remaining.

BIRTHDAYS

• Sally Kellerman is 79

• Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones is 75

• Jerry Mathers (Leave It to Beaver) is 68

• Joanna Gleason (Tony award winner) is 66

• Dennis Haysbert (numerous TV shows, Allstate Insurance ads) is 62

• Dana Carvey is 61

• Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones) is 55

• Wayne Brady is 44

• Zachary Quinto (Star Trek movies) is 39

• Dominic Cooper (AMC’s Preacher, An Education, Captain America: The First Avenger) is 38

• Justin Long (Accepted, Dodgeball) is 38

IT HAPPENED TODAY

• 1835: P.T. Barnum and his circus began their first tour of the United States.

• 1886: Grover Cleveland married Frances Folsom in the White House, becoming the only president to wed in the executive mansion.

• 1896: Guglielmo Marconi received a patent for his newest invention: the radio.

• 1928: Employees at Kraft created a processed specialty cheese product they would call Velveeta.

• 1964: The Rolling Stones kicked off their first American tour at a high school football stadium in Lynn, Massachusetts.

• 1988: Singer James Brown’s wife Adrienne claimed “diplomatic immunity” in traffic court because she was the wife of the “official ambassador of soul.”

• 1997: In Denver, Colorado, Timothy McVeigh was convicted on 15 counts of murder and conspiracy for his role in the 1995 terrorist bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

• 2004: Ken Jennings began his 74-game winning streak on the syndicated game show Jeopardy.

• 2005: Georgia “runaway bride” Jennifer Wilbanks pleaded no contest to faking her own abduction and was sentenced to probation, community service and a fine.

• 2015: Seth Blatter, president of the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), resigned five days after his re-election to a fifth term.

SPECIAL EVENTS

• National Bubba Day

• Rotisserie Chicken Day

• Leave the Office Earlier Day

UPCOMING

• June 19: Father’s Day

• June 20: Summer begins at 6:34 AM EDT.

• July is Cell Phone Courtesy Month, Family Reunion Month, Fireworks Safety Month, National Baked Bean Month, National Bison Month, National Blueberries Month, National Culinary Arts Month, National Doghouse Repairs Month, National Grilling Month, National Horseradish Month, National Hot Dog Month, National Ice Cream Month, National Purposeful Parenting Month, National Recreation & Parks Month, National Water Gardening Month, Roots and Branches Month, Smart Irrigation Month, Social Wellness Month

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