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This Day In History

This Day in History – June 7

This Day In History1769 – Daniel Boone begins exploring Bluegrass State of Kentucky.

1864 – Abraham Lincoln re-nominated for US President by Republican Party.

1900 – 40th British Golf Open: J.H. Taylor shoots a 309 at St. Andrews.

1912 – US army tests 1st machine gun mounted on a plane.

1917 – Melvin Jones and a number of other Chicago businessmen found Lions Club International, now the largest service organization in the world.

1936 – Charles “Lucky” Luciano is convicted on 62 counts of compulsory prostitution.

1938 – The Douglas DC-4E makes its first test flight.

1953 – 1st color network telecast in compatible color (Boston, Mass).

1955 – “$64,000 Question” premieres on CBS TV.

1955 – 1st President to appear on color TV (Eisenhower).

1963 – 1st Rolling Stones TV appearance (Thank Your Lucky Stars) & release 1st single, “Come on”.

1965 – Sony Corp introduced its home video tape recorder, priced at $995.

1968 – The body of assassinated U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy lies in state at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York.

1969 – “Johnny Cash Show” debuts on ABC-TV.

1972 – Musical “Grease” opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 3,388 performances.

1982 – 16th Music City News Country Award: Barbara Mandrell.

1990 – Michael Jackson hospitalized for chest pains.

1998 – 52nd Tony Awards: “The Lion King” and “Art” win.

2008 – 140th Belmont: Alan Garcia aboard Da Tara wins in 2:29:65.

2015 – 69th Tony Awards: “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time” and “Fun House” win 5 awards.

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