Random Things 6/1/2013-6/30/2013



Today in history, Superman, the world’s first super hero, appeared in the first issue of Action Comics in 1938.

Today in history, in the Peanuts comic strip, Linus’ security blanket made its debut in 1954.

Today in history, the first skirmish of the U.S. Civil War took place at the Fairfax Court House, Virginia in 1861.

Today in Strangeness:

Welcome to the month named after the Roman goddess, Juno. On this day in 1831, British explorer James Clark Ross discovered the North Magnetic Pole. However, this location gradually moves over time, and it’s currently drifting away from North America towards Siberia. On June 1, 1843, it snowed in Buffalo, Rochester, and Cleveland.


Today in history, the first baseball game under electric lights was played in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1881.

Today in history,  Mark Twain, at age 61, was quoted by the New York Journal as saying “the report of my death was an exaggeration” in 1897.  He was responding to the rumors that he had died.

Today in history, Captain Scott F. O’Grady’s U.S. Air Force F-16C was shot down by Bosnian Serbs in 1995.  He was rescued six days later.


Today in Strangeness:

On June 3, 1948, Ed Brown Jr., an ex-Navy pilot, opened the first drive-in, fly-in movie theater, with space for 25 planes, outside Wall Township, New Jersey. And on this day in 1965, astronaut Edward White became the first American to spacewalk during the flight of Gemini 4.


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