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Day 134 June 2, 2011

oe Paulsen, the Advance Office site lead, holds the curtain for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama as they are introduced during the Pritzker Architecture Prize award ceremony at the Andrew Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C., June 2, 2011


10:10AM THE PRESIDENT receives the Presidential Daily Briefing Oval Office

12:00PM THE PRESIDENT meets with senior advisors Oval Office

2:30PM THE PRESIDENT meets with the House Democratic Caucus East Room

7:20PM THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at the Pritzker Architecture Prize Event; THE FIRST LADY also attends Andrew Mellon Auditorium


Cartoon character Sterling Archer said “lacrosse” is Algonquin for “blood sport.” That’s not true, but it’s still pretty fucking badass. It’s so badass, in fact, that during a Native American rebellion, the Ojibwe and Sauk used the game to distract a British garrison then capture their fort. And yes, there was plenty of blood on that day of sport.

--On This Day in History, Shit Went Down: June 2, 1763--

It was called Pontiac’s War, named such after an Odawa war chief. The British were being dicks—big surprise—and Pontiac led an armed uprising against them in the Great Lakes region that lasted three years. Early in that war there was this matter of a game of lacrosse.

The fort was called Michilimackinac, which is near Mackinaw City at the northern point of Michigan, the part that looks like a big mitten. The game the Ojibwe played against the Sauk was called baaga’adowe, which is a forerunner to what we now call lacrosse. The war was just beginning, and the fort commandant was pretty fucking clueless. There were hundreds of well-armed Native Americans outside the fort there to trade with French Canadians, who were warning the commandant that they were planning an uprising and the commandant literally said STFU or I’ll lock your ass up.

The players said to the commandant hey we’re playing this ball game in honor of King George III’s upcoming birthday come out and watch and the commandant said oh hell yeah garrison life is boring I love a good game of sports ball. He brought most of his soldiers out with him, unarmed, to watch the match.

About 500 sweaty, muscular men played the game of baaga’adowe as the commandant cheered. He paid no attention to the Native American women standing near the open gates wearing bulky blankets on such a hot day. The ball was whipped toward the open gate and the players ran toward it. The women whipped open their blankets to reveal knives and tomahawks, which the players grabbed and went on a killing spree of British soldiers.

Who says watching sports is boring?

More than two dozen Englishmen were killed, and another dozen taken captive. The French were not harmed in the attack. The Native Americans held the fort for a year, but they didn’t really want it and eventually abandoned Michilimackinac. Their goal had been to drive the English out of their hunting, fishing, and trapping grounds. And they were successful, for a time. The war, and this battle in particular, led to the Royal Proclamation of 1763 that forbade colonization west of the Appalachian Mountains in order to prevent further conflict with the Native Americans living there.

Well, the colonists were pissed because they wanted that land. It was one of the grievances against the British that began the American Revolutionary War a dozen years later. They weren’t just fighting for independence. That whole 1776 declaration thingy was also about fighting for the right to steal land from Native Americans.

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What Is Flag Day?

When the American Revolution broke out in 1775, the colonists weren’t fighting united under a single flag. Instead, most regiments participating in the war for independence against the British fought under their own flags. In June of 1775, the Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia to create the Continental Army𠅊 unified colonial fighting force—with the hopes of more organized battle against its colonial oppressors. This led to the creation of what was, essentially, the first 𠇊merican” flag, the Continental Colors.

For some, this flag, which was comprised of 13 red and white alternating stripes and a Union Jack in the corner, was too similar to that of the British. George Washington soon realized that flying a flag that was even remotely close to the British flag was not a great confidence-builder for the revolutionary effort, so he turned his efforts towards creating a new symbol of freedom for the soon-to-be fledgling nation.

On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress took a break from writing the Articles of Confederation and passed a resolution stating that “the flag of the United States be 13 stripes, alternate red and white,” and that “the union be 13 stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.”

Over 100 years later, in 1916, President Woodrow Wilson marked the anniversary of that decree by officially establishing June 14 as Flag Day. As you celebrate the anniversary of the Stars and Stripes, here are some fast facts about “Old Glory.”

1. Bernard Cigrand, a small-town Wisconsin teacher, originated the idea for an annual flag day, to be celebrated across the country every June 14, in 1885. That year, he led his school in the first formal observance of the holiday. Cigrand, who later changed careers and practiced dentistry in Illinois, continued to promote his concept and advocate respect for the flag throughout his life.

2. It is widely believed that Betsy Ross, who assisted the Revolutionary War effort by repairing uniforms and sewing tents, made and helped design the first American flag. However, there is no historical evidence that she contributed to Old Glory’s creation. It was not until her grandson William Canby held an 1870 press conference to recount the story that the American public learned of her possible role.

3. The lyrics of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” America’s national anthem since 1931, are taken from a patriotic poem written by Francis Scott Key after he witnessed the Battle of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812. His words were set to the tune of “To Anacreon in Heaven,” a popular British drinking song.

4. In the 1950s, when it seemed certain that Alaska would be admitted to the Union, designers began retooling the American flag to add a 49th star to the existing 48. Meanwhile, a 17-year-old Ohio student named Bob Heft borrowed his mother’s sewing machine, disassembled his family’s 48-star flag and stitched on 50 stars in a proportional pattern. He handed in his creation to his history teacher for a class project, explaining that he expected Hawaii would soon achieve statehood as well. 

Heft also sent the flag to his congressman, Walter Moeller, who presented it to President Eisenhower after both new states joined the Union. Eisenhower selected Heft’s design, and on July 4, 1960, the president and the high school student stood together as the 50-star flag was raised for the first time. Heft’s teacher promptly changed his grade from a B- to an A.

5. Unlike setting an intact flag on fire, flying one upside-down is not always intended as an act of protest. According to the Flag Code, it can also be an official distress signal.

6. The Flag Code stipulates that the Stars and Stripes should not be used as apparel, bedding or drapery.

7. The practice of draping coffins in the American flag is not reserved for military veterans and government officials. On the contrary, any burial may incorporate this tradition.

8. Etiquette calls for American flags to be illuminated by sunlight or another light source while on display.

9. During the Vietnam War era, some demonstrators burned American flags as an act of protest. The Flag Protection Act of 1968 was enacted in response, making it illegal to burn or otherwise deface the Stars and Stripes. In two landmark decisions 20 years later, the Supreme Court ruled that the government couldn’t curb individuals’ First Amendment rights by prohibiting desecration of the U.S. flag. Respectful burning of damaged flags according to established protocol has always been acceptable.

10. When flags are taken down from their poles, care must be taken to keep them from touching the ground. In fact, the American flag should always be kept aloft, meaning that rugs and carpets featuring the Stars and Stripes are barred by the Flag Code.

11. When the flags of cities, states, localities or groups are flown on the same staff as the American flag, Old Glory should always be at the peak. When flags of two or more nations are displayed, they should be of equivalent size and flown from separate staffs of the same height.

12. The Flag Code strictly prohibits adding an insignia, drawing or other markings to the Stars and Stripes. Some American politicians have been known to defy this regulation by signing copies of the U.S. flag for their supporters.

13. Ever wondered how to correctly fold an American flag? First, enlist a partner and stand facing each other, each holding both corners of one of the rectangle’s shorter sides. Working together, lift the half of the flag that usually hangs on the bottom over the half that contains the blue field of stars. Next, fold the flag lengthwise a second time so that the stars are visible on the outside. Make a triangular fold at the striped end, bringing one corner up to meet the top edge. Continue to fold the flag in this manner until only a triangle of star-studded blue can be seen.

Day 134 June 2, 2011 - History

This Day in History — June 2

Today is the 153rd day of 2021. There are 212 days left in the year.


1953: Queen Elizabeth II of Britain is crowned in Westminster Abbey, 16 months after the death of her father, King George VI.

1815: Napoleon Bonaparte issues a liberal constitution in France.

1863: During the Civil War, Union Major General William T Sherman writes a letter to his wife, Ellen, in which he commented, “Vox populi, vox humbug” (The voice of the people is the voice of humbug).

1897: Mark Twain, 61, is quoted by the New York Journal as saying from London that “the report of my death was an exaggeration”.

1917: Brazil declares war against Germany and seizes German ships.

1941: Baseball's “Iron Horse”, Lou Gehrig, dies in New York of a degenerative disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis he was 37.

1946: Italy holds a referendum which results in the Italian monarchy being abolished in favour of a republic.

1949: Transjordan is renamed the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

1964: The Palestine Liberation Organization is formed.

1965: Almost 200 miners are killed in coal mine explosion near Fukuoka, Japan.

1966: US space probe Surveyor 1 lands on the moon and begins transmitting detailed photographs of the lunar surface.

1974: Jigme Singye Wangchuk is crowned King of Bhutan at age 18, becoming the youngest monarch in the world.

1979: Pope John Paul II arrives in his native Poland on the first visit by a pope to a Communist country.

1981: The Japanese video arcade game Donkey Kong is released by Nintendo.

1983: Half of the 46 people aboard an Air Canada DC-9 are killed after fire breaks out on board, forcing the jetliner to make an emergency landing at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

1986: For the first time, the public can watch the proceedings of the US Senate on television as a six-week experiment begins.

1987: US President Ronald Reagan announces he is nominating economist Alan Greenspan to succeed Paul Volcker as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board.

1996: Hardliner Benjamin Netanyahu makes his first speech since winning the Israeli election and pledges to continue peace talks with the Palestinians.

1997: Timothy McVeigh is convicted of murder and conspiracy in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. (McVeigh is executed in June 2001.)

1998: Space shuttle Discovery blasts into orbit from Cape Canaveral on NASA's last mission to ailing Russian space station Mir.

1999: The African National Congress wins resoundingly in South Africa's second post-apartheid elections.

2000: South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission grants amnesty to apartheid death squad commander Eugene de Kock and other former police in the killings of 14 people.

2002: Irish rock star Bono and US Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill end 12-day tour of Africa, raising awareness of the problems faced by the world's poorest continent.

2003: Mars Express, a European Space Agency craft carrying an unmanned, British-built probe to the planet Mars, is launched aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket from Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

2009: Brazilian military planes find a 3-mile (5-kilometre) path of wreckage in the Atlantic Ocean, confirming that an Air France jet carrying 228 people crashed in the sea.

2012: Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is sentenced to life in prison for failing to stop the killing of protesters during the uprising that ousted him.

2015: FIFA President Sepp Blatter announces his resignation as head of soccer's governing body just four days after being re-elected to the post amid a widening corruption scandal.

Jan Sobieski, king of Poland (1624-1698) Donatien Alphonse Francois de Sade, French writer (1740-1814) Thomas Hardy, English writer (1840-1928) Charlie Watts, English drummer with the Rolling Stones (1941- ) Wayne Brady, actor-comedian (1972- ) Justin Long, actor (1978- ) Deon Richmond, actor (1978- )

Historical Events on June 14

1381 Richard II in England meets leaders of the Peasants' Revolt on Blackheath. The Tower of London is stormed by rebels who enter without resistance.

King Richard addresses the peasants. Wat Tyler lies wounded behind him. Illustration from a medieval manuscript.

Event of Interest

1535 Emperor Charles V's fleet sails under Andrea Doria to Tunis

    Catharina de Medici and Duke of Alva discuss Calvinism At 4:30 AM Willem Barents leaves Novaya Zemlya for Netherlands Jacques Le Maire sail to Zuidland/Terra Australis 1st breach-of-promise lawsuit: Rev Gerville Pooley, Virginia files against Cicely Jordan, he loses Russia and Poland sign Peace treaty of Polianov 1st compulsory education law in America passed by Massachusetts

Victory in Battle

1645 Battle of Naseby, Leicestershire: "New Model Army" under Oliver Cromwell & Thomas Fairfax beat royalists forces of English King Charles I

    Battle of the Dunes: English and French forces defeat the Spanish near Dunkirk during Franco-Spanish War Battle at Schooneveld: Michiel de Ruyter beats French/English fleet

Event of Interest

1775 US Army first forms as the Continental Army to fight American Revolutionary War

Event of Interest

1777 US Continental Congress adopts the Stars & Stripes flag, designed by Francis Hopkinson, replacing the Grand Union flag

Mutiny on the Bounty

1789 Captain William Bligh and his loyal men cast offf from HMS Bounty reach Timor, after sailing 5,800 km in a 6-metre launch

Event of Interest

    Battle of Marengo (Alessandria): Bonaparte vs Austria Emperor Napoleon I's French Grande Armee defeats the Russian Army at the Battle of Friedland in Prussia (modern Russian Kaliningrad Oblast) ending War of the Fourth Coalition Badi VII, king of Sennar, surrenders his throne and realm to Ismail Pasha, general of the Ottoman Empire, bringing the 300 year old Sudanese kingdom to an end

Event of Interest

1822 Charles Babbage proposes a "difference engine" in a paper to the Royal Astronomical Society entitled "Note on the application of machinery to the computation of astronomical and mathematical tables"

Day 134 June 2, 2011 - History

Rock 'n' Roll History for
June 2

June 2
Guglielmo Marconi was granted a patent for his electro-magnetic wave communication system, later to be called radio.

June 2
A sleepy Jazz tune called "Moonglow" by Morris Stoloff And The Columbia Pictures Orchestra pushed Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel" out of the top spot on the Cashbox Best Sellers List.

June 2
Alan Freed kicks off his new Rock 'n' Roll radio show on WABC in New York, which will run from 7:15 PM to 11:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

June 2
Ray Charles' "I Can't Stop Loving You" sat on top of the Billboard Pop chart, making believers out those who told him he would lose his fan base if he recorded Country And Western songs. The album it came from sold over a million copies, becoming the first Gold record for ABC-Paramount.

June 2
The Rolling Stones make their American television debut on WABC's The Les Crane Show, which was available only in New York.

June 2
David Bowie released his first album, which contained the single, "Love You 'Til Tuesday". Although the LP got positive reviews, neither it or the single sold well.

June 2
Four Jacks And A Jill become the first South African group to achieve a Billboard Top 40 hit when "Master Jack" peaks at #18.

June 2
Dion And The Belmonts reunited for a concert at Madison Square Garden in New York. The performance was recorded and released as a live album the following year. They had parted company a dozen years earlier after which Dion had a successful solo career, while The Belmonts managed to chart only a couple of times.

June 2
Paul McCartney, backed by his new group Wings, was back on top of the Billboard Hot 100 with a song he wrote for his wife Linda, "My Love".

June 2
Donna Summer attains the sixth of her thirteen US Top Ten hits and the second of her four Billboard Pop chart number one singles with "Hot Stuff". The song was a #11 hit in the UK.

June 2
Adrienne Brown's lawyer, Allen W. Johnson, introduced a novel defense at her trial where she was answering to charges of driving under the influence of drugs, speeding and criminal trespass. Johnson claimed that Adrienne's status as the wife of James Brown, the "ambassador of Soul", gave her diplomatic immunity. Johnson reconsidered and withdrew the motion the next day.

June 2
Former Temptations lead singer David Ruffin was sentenced in Detroit to two years probation and 50 days of community service after being convicted of using cocaine. A bag containing cocaine residue was found with Ruffin's personal papers when police raided a house in July 1987.

June 2
52 year old Rolling Stones bass guitarist Bill Wyman married 19 year old Mandy Smith in a secret ceremony in the eastern English town of Bury St. Edmonds. Wyman's son and the bride's sister were the only guests. The couple divorced two years later after Wyman said they had spent only five days together as man and wife. Wyman agreed to an $800,000 divorce settlement.

June 2
Rachel Hunter gives birth to Rod Stewart's daughter, Renee.

June 2
Jimmy Buffett flew his biplane into a runway sign at Florida's Palm Beach International Airport, but was not injured. The Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman said the plane was pushed off the runway by a gust of wind.

June 2
Vince Welnick, keyboard player for The Tubes and later The Grateful Dead, committed suicide. The 55-year-old musician stood on a hillside behind his Forestville home and drew a knife across his throat in front of his wife.

June 2
Rock legend Bo Diddley died of heart failure at the age of 79. He had recently suffered a stroke and a heart attack from which he never fully recovered. His final words were reported to have been, "I'm goin' to heaven! I'm comin' home!"

June 2
Cher launched a lawsuit against Universal Music Group, claiming that the label shortchanged her and the heirs of her late ex-husband, Sonny Bono, by underpaying about $5 million in royalties. A UMG spokesman said "The claims are meritless and we are confident that we will prevail in court."

June 2
A 26-year-old Cordova, Tennessee man was handed a two-year suspended sentence with probation after stealing a pair of Elton John's sunglasses from the Memphis Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last May.

June 2
In a message of solidarity in response to the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers, a number of record labels ceased business for the day. Atlantic Records, Capitol Music Group, Columbia Records, Def Jam, Universal Music Group, Sony Music, Warner Records, Interscope Geffen A&M, and many others said that June 2nd, "Blackout Tuesday" was not a day off, but rather a day to reflect and figure out ways to move forward in solidarity.

Today in History: June 2

In 1941, baseball’s “Iron Horse,” Lou Gehrig, died in New York of a degenerative disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis he was 37. (AP Photo)

In 1953, the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II took place in London’s Westminster Abbey, 16 months after the death of her father, King George VI. (AP Photo/Priest)

In 1976, Arizona Republic investigative reporter Don Bolles was mortally injured by a bomb planted underneath his car he died 11 days later. (Prosecutors believed Bolles was targeted because he had written stories that upset a liquor wholesaler three men were convicted of the killing.) (AP Photo)

In 1983, half of the 46 people aboard an Air Canada DC-9 were killed after fire broke out on board, forcing the jetliner to make an emergency landing at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

In 1986, for the first time, the public could watch the proceedings of the U.S. Senate on television as a six-week experiment began.

In this photo, Senate Majority Leader Sen. Bob Dole of Kansas watches a Senate floor debate from his office on Capitol Hill. (AP Photo/Lana Harris)

In 1997, Timothy McVeigh was convicted of murder and conspiracy in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. (McVeigh was executed in June 2001.)

In this 1995 file photo, McVeigh is lead out of the Noble County Courthouse by state and federal law enforcement officials in Perry, Oklahoma. (AP Photo/John Gaps III)

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Today is Sunday, June 2, the 153rd day of 2019.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On June 2, 1979, Pope John Paul II arrived in his native Poland on the first visit by a pope to a Communist country.

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In 1886, President Grover Cleveland, 49, married Frances Folsom, 21, in the Blue Room of the White House. (To date, Cleveland is the only president to marry in the executive mansion.)

In 1897, Mark Twain was quoted by the New York Journal as saying from London that “the report of my death was an exaggeration.” (Twain was responding to a report in the New York Herald that he was “grievously ill” and “possibly dying.”)

In 1924, Congress passed, and President Calvin Coolidge signed, a measure guaranteeing full American citizenship for all Native Americans born within U.S. territorial limits.

In 1941, baseball’s “Iron Horse,” Lou Gehrig, died in New York of a degenerative disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis he was 37.

In 1953, the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II took place in London’s Westminster Abbey, 16 months after the death of her father, King George VI.

In 1961, playwright and director George S. Kaufman, 71, died in New York.

In 1966, U.S. space probe Surveyor 1 landed on the moon and began transmitting detailed photographs of the lunar surface.

In 1976, Arizona Republic investigative reporter Don Bolles (bohlz) was mortally wounded by a bomb planted underneath his car he died 11 days later. (Prosecutors believed Bolles was targeted because he had written stories that upset a liquor wholesaler three men were convicted of the killing.)

In 1983, half of the 46 people aboard an Air Canada DC-9 were killed after fire broke out on board, forcing the jetliner to make an emergency landing at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.

In 1986, for the first time, the public could watch the proceedings of the U.S. Senate on television as a six-week experiment began.

In 1997, Timothy McVeigh was convicted of murder and conspiracy in the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City that killed 168 people. (McVeigh was executed in June 2001.)

In 2004, the syndicated TV game show “Jeopardy!” began airing contestant Ken Jennings’ 74-game winning streak.

Ten years ago: Scott Roeder, an anti-abortion activist, was charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of late-term abortion provider Dr. George Tiller in Wichita, Kansas. (Roeder was later convicted and sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole for 50 years.) Chicago police officer Anthony Abbate (ah-BAHT’-ee) was convicted of committing aggravated battery against Karolina Obrycka (ob-RY’-kah), a bartender half his size, after she’d refused to serve him more drinks Abbate received probation.

Five years ago: Spain’s King Juan Carlos, who’d led the transition from dictatorship to democracy but faced damaging scandals amid a financial meltdown, announced he would abdicate in favor of his more popular son Felipe.

One year ago: Bare-knuckle boxing matches took place in front of 2,000 rowdy fans at a hockey rink in Cheyenne, Wyoming the event, promoted as the first legal, regulated and sanctioned bare-knuckle fight event in U.S. history, featured 10 bouts and was viewed by tens of thousands via pay-per-view.

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This Day in Music

  • 1962 - I Can't Stop Loving You by Ray Charles hits #1
  • 1964 - The Rollings Stones 1st U.S. concert tour debuts in Lynn, Massachusetts
  • 1966 - Strangers in the Night by Frank Sinatra hits #1 on the UK singles chart
  • 1973 - Red Rose Speedway by Paul McCartney hits #1 on the U.S. album Charts
  • 1973 - My Love by Paul McCartney hits #1 on the U.S. singles chart
  • 1979 - Hot Stuff by Donna Summer hits #1
  • 1984 - Wake Me Up Before You Go Go by Wham, hits #1 on the UK singles chart.  It was written and produced by George Michael
  • 1985 - Everybody Wants to Rule the World by Tears for Fears hits #1
  • 1992 - Wilson Phillips release their 2nd album Shadows & Light
  • 2002 - The Eminem Show by Eminem hits #1 on the US and UK album charts

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Moving to Other Seasons

After the June solstice, the sun follows a lower and lower path through the sky each day in the Northern Hemisphere until it reaches the point where the length of daylight is about 12 hours and eight to nine minutes in areas that are about 30 degrees north or south of the equator.

Areas 60 degrees north or south of the equator have daylight for about 12 hours and 16 minutes. This is the September Equinox, the Autumnal Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere.

Earth does not move at a constant speed in its elliptical orbit. Therefore the seasons are not of equal length: the times taken for the sun to move from the March Equinox to the June solstice, to the September equinox, to the December solstice, and back to the March equinox are roughly 92.8, 93.6, 89.8 and 89.0 days respectively.

The consolation in the Northern Hemisphere is that spring and summer last longer than autumn and winter.

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