Tag Archive: On this day


>~ On This Day ~ and Miscellanea

>Pedicab Safety Rules Were Never Put Into Effect
By MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM
An accident that seriously injured a pedicab driver in New York highlighted the lack of city enforcement.

~The New York Times~

I knew these things were dangerous!

~ ON THIS DAY ~

On June 12, 1987, during a visit to the divided German city of Berlin, President Ronald Reagan publicly challenged Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev to “tear down this wall.”

~The New York Times~

>~ On This Day ~ and miscellanea

>Shooting at Holocaust Museum Kills a Guard
By DAVID STOUT
An 88-year-old white supremacist is suspected of opening fire in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
~The New York Times~

Some people don’t get mellow with age. They just get crankier.

~ ON THIS DAY ~

On June 11, 1942, the United States and the Soviet Union signed a lend lease agreement to aid the Soviet war effort in World War II.

~The New York Times~

>~ On This Day ~ and miscellanea

>Poll Finds Paterson Deeply Unpopular
By DAVID M. HALBFINGER and DALIA SUSSMAN
New Yorkers expressed little confidence that Gov. David A. Paterson could bring new jobs to the state, reduce property taxes or deal with a serious crisis.

~The New York Times~

Yeah, I should say so, especially those who work for him. It stops just short of saying he’s a freaking idiot.

~ ON THIS DAY ~

On June 10, 1967, the Six-Day War ended as Israel and Syria agreed to observe a United Nations-mediated cease-fire.

~The New York Times~

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>On June 9, 1954, Army counsel Joseph N. Welch confronted Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy during the Senate-Army Hearings over McCarthy’s attack on a member of Welch’s law firm, Frederick G. Fisher. Said Welch: “Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?”

~The New York Times~

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>On June 8, 1968, authorities announced the capture in London of James Earl Ray, the suspected assassin of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

~The New York Times~

>~ QUOTATION OF THE DAY ~

“I tell her, ‘All your life you were afraid to talk.’ I don’t want to live that way.”
– SERGEI KANEV, an investigative reporter in Russia, on his mother’s warning that his job is too dangerous.

~The New York Times~

~ On This Day ~

On June 7, 1929, the sovereign state of Vatican City came into existence as copies of the Lateran Treaty were exchanged in Rome.

~The New York Times~

Saturday, June 6, 2009 — 6:34 PM ET

Summer Bird Wins the Belmont Stakes

Summer Bird, ridden by Kent Desormeaux, won the 141st Belmont Stakes on Saturday, denying the jockey Calvin Borel a sweep of the Triple Crown.

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~The New York Times~

>Paterson and Unions Agree on Limits for New Pensions
By DANNY HAKIM
A compromise between Gov. David A. Paterson and unions limits benefits for future state employees in an attempt to control ballooning costs for retirees.

~The New York Times~

Big freaking deal, this is a joke.

~ ON THIS DAY ~

On June 6, 1944, the D-Day invasion of Europe took place during World War II as Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France.

~The New York Times~

>~ On This Day ~

>On June 5, 1968, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot and mortally wounded just after claiming victory in California’s Democratic presidential primary. Gunman Sirhan Bishara Sirhan was immediately arrested.

~The New York Times~

There was another link I was going to post, but I couldn’t get it to work on my computer, if I get it to work later I will put it up in another post.

>~ On This Day ~

>On June 4, 1989, Chinese army troops stormed Tiananmen Square in Beijing to crush the pro-democracy movement; hundreds – possibly thousands – of people died.

~The New York Times~

>~ On This Day ~

>On June 3, 1965, astronaut Edward White became the first American to “walk” in space, during the flight of Gemini 4.

~The New York Times~.