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HAWAIIAN WORD OF THE DAY — Kalaikaiaola: Ecology
PIDGIN WORD OF THE DAY— Kamapim: Develop
HAWAIIAN PROVERB OF THE DAY — “The dust rises on the whirlwind.”
HAOLE SAYING OF THE DAY — “The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.” (FDR)
- 1890: The Pacific Commercial Advertiser takes note of a grand ball given by King Kalakaua at ‘Iolani Palace the previous Monday evening. The paper reports it’s one of the largest balls given at the palace and is “charming in the extreme.”
- 1891: Queen Lili’uokalani returns from her tour of the Islands. The queen and her party arrive back in Honolulu on the steamer Claudine. A Fire Department torch-light parade accompanies the queen on the route to the palace.
- 1924: A British naval squadron led by the battle cruiser Hood arrives in Honolulu Harbor.
- 1934: Fire breaks out in one of the cargo holds of the Dollar liner President Lincoln, which is bound for Honolulu out of Los Angeles. None of the 172 passengers on board is injured.
- 1957: The wing tanks from a Hawai’i Air National Guard F-86 fall off while the jet is streaking over the city at 20,000 feet. The tanks land in Papakolea. No one is hurt and the only damage is to a clothesline.
- 1958: Hawaii’s costly 128-day sugar strike is settled and 13,000 workers return to their jobs by June 9. The terms include an unprecedented three-year contract and significant wage gains. Agreement on the contract is reached based on Gov. William F. Quinn’s proposal for ending the strike.
- 1979: The Federal Aviation Administration grounds all DC-10s because of engine mount defects. At the time, DC-10s are used for an estimated 30 percent of all scheduled flights between Hawai’i and the Mainland.
- 2010: The EPA Orders Maui County to Test Isle Waters - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered the Maui County to conduct water sampling and testing off West Maui, saying two studies found “substantial evidence” that waste water injected into the ground was seeping out of submarine springs off Kaanapali. More >
- 1844: The Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) is founded in London
- 1932: The U.S. Federal gas tax is enacted
- 1933: The first drive-in theater opens (in Camden New Jersey)
- 1944: D-DAY – Allied forces storm the beaches of Normandy, FRA
- 1967: The “Six Day War” begins between Israel and its Arab neighbors
- 1977: The U.S. Supreme Court tosses out state automatic death penalty laws
- 1988: George Bush I makes a campaign promise to support reparations for WW II Japanese-American internees (promise broken as of May 1989)
- 1985: Authorities in Brazil exhume a body later identified as that of Dr. Josef Mengele, the Nazi doctor who conducted medical experiments on inmates at Auschwitz
- 1989: Burial services were held for Iran’s spiritual leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
- 2005: MORE SUPREME NONSENSE – The Supreme Court rules 6-to-3 that people who smoke marijuana because their doctors recommend it to ease pain can be prosecuted for violating federal drug laws.
BORN ON THIS DAY – June 6th
- 1755: Nathan Hale, hanged patriot
- 1875: Thomas Mann, novelist
- 1935: Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibet’s Lamaistic Buddhists
- 1949: Richard Lewis, comedian/acto
- 1951: Dwight Twilley, country singer
- 1955: Sandra Bernhard, comedian/actress
- 1956: Bjorn Borg, tennis champ
- 1963: Eric Cantor, politician
- 1968: Paul Giamatti, actor
- 1973: Natalie Morales, broadcast journalist
- 1974: Sonya Walger, actress (“Lost”)
- 1976: Lukas Hass, actor
DIED ON THIS DAY – June 6th
- 1799: Patrick Henry, American revolutionary (b. 1736)
- 1832: Jeremy Bentham, English philosopher (b. 1748)
- 1891: John A. Macdonald, 1st Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1815)
- 1941: Louis Chevrolet, American automotive pioneer (b. 1878)
- 1968: Robert F. Kennedy, 64th United States Attorney General & former U.S. Senator from New York (b. 1925)
- 1968: Randolph Churchill, son of Winston Churchill (b. 1911)
- 1976: J. Paul Getty, American industrialist (b. 1892)
- 1991: Stan Getz, American musician (b. 1927)
- 2005: Anne Bancroft, American actress (b. 1931)
- 2006: Billy Preston, American musician (b. 1946)
- 2006: Hilton Ruiz, Puerto Rican jazz pianist (b. 1952)
- 2006: Arnold Newman, American photographer (b. 1918)
- 2009: Jim Owens, American college football head coach (b. 1927)
- 2010: Marvin Isley, American musician The Isley Brothers (b. 1953)
- 2010: Khaled Saeed, victim of Egyptian Police Brutality; Figure of the Egyptian Revolution on January 25, 2011