Browsing: June 7

A Brief History On June 7, 1982, the widow of the late King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Aron Presley, Priscilla Ann (Beaulieu) Presley, opened the estate of the late singer for public tours. The bathroom in which Elvis died of a heart attack in 1977 was kept off limits. The estate, named “Graceland” by its original owner after his daughter, Grace, is one of the most famous homes in the United States, and is second only to the White House in number of annual visitors with 650,000 Elvis fans visiting each year. Located in Memphis, Tennessee on 13.8 acres,…

A Brief History On June 7, 1769, frontiersman and American legend Daniel Boone first laid eyes on the forests, hills and valleys of Kentucky, and this epic moment in US History is commemorated by the Kentucky Historical Society as National Daniel Boone Day each year on June 7th. Digging Deeper Daniel Boone, famed American pioneer, explorer, woodsman, hunter, trapper, frontiersman and legend was born in 1734 in Pennsylvania. His career on the frontier began at birth, as he was born in a log cabin, the 6th of 11 children to a Quaker family that had moved to America to escape…

A Brief History Internet backyard fighting sensation Kimbo Slice has been reported dead at age 42.  Slice was taken to his local hospital earlier today where he expired a short time later of an undisclosed condition.  Slice, born Kevin Ferguson in 1974 in The Bahamas grew up in Florida where he starred as a high school football player, good enough to get scholarship offers and ultimately a tryout with the Miami Dolphins. Digging Deeper Massively muscular and intimidating in appearance, Slice worked as a bouncer and bodyguard/driver before gaining fame as a backyard fighter on internet videos.  It was there…

A Brief History On June 7, 1991, a sleepy volcano on the Philippine island of Luzon experienced an explosion that sent an ash cloud 4.3 miles high.  After months of activity indicating an eruption was imminent, the first eruption started on June 3, but the first big explosion with magma flow happened on June 7. Digging Deeper By this time, authorities had been evacuating the population for several miles around the volcano, increasing the area evacuated twice to a radius of about 25 miles.  Many residents had started leaving of their own accord prior to official evacuations.  (About 350,000 people…

A Brief History On June 7, 1942, the Battle of Midway ended, changing the balance of power in Pacific.  Afterwards, the Japanese were on the defensive and the allies (mostly Americans) were on the offensive for the rest of the war.  The US Navy has won many great victories, and here we list 10 that we think are among the greatest.  Which victories would you add to the list?  (Note: Army-Navy football games do not count!) Digging Deeper 10. Navy 24- Army 0, 1890. Okay, we lied.  The first Army-Navy football game does count, at least it does to the…

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