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UPI Almanac for Monday, June 1, 2015

Air France Flight 447 crashes in the Atlantic ... on this date in history.

By United Press International
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UPI Almanac for Monday, June 1, 2015
Flowers are placed at a Notre Dame Cathedral memorial in Paris June 3, 2009, for the victims of Air France Flight 447, which crashed in the Atlantic two days earlier, killing all 228 people on board. File Photo by Eco Clement/UPI | License Photo

Today is Monday, June 1, the 152nd day of 2015 with 213 to follow.

The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Mercury, Neptune and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Saturn and Venus.


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Those born on this date are under the sign of Gemini. They include Jacques Marquette, Jesuit priest and French explorer of the Mississippi, in 1637; Mormon leader Brigham Young in 1801; actor Frank Morgan in 1890; bandleader Nelson Riddle in 1921; actor Marilyn Monroe in 1926; actor Andy Griffith in 1926; actor Edward Woodward in 1930; singer Pat Boone in 1934 (age 81); novelist Colleen McCullough in 1937; mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade in 1945 (age 70); actor Morgan Freeman in 1937 (age 78); actor Cleavon Little in 1939; actor Rene Auberjonois in 1940 (age 75); actor Jonathan Pryce in 1947 (age 68); musician Ron Wood (Faces/Rolling Stones) in 1947 (age 68); actor Diana Canova in 1953 (age 62); singer Ronnie Dunn in 1953 (age 62); actor Lisa Hartman Black in 1956 (age 59); comedian/actor Mark Curry in 1961 (age 54); singer Alanis Morissette in 1974 (age 41); model Heidi Klum in 1973 (age 42); actor Willow Shields in 2000 (age 15).

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On this date in history:

In 1812, U.S. President James Madison warned Congress that war with Britain was imminent. (The War of 1812 started 17 days later.)

In 1880, the first public pay telephone began operation in New Haven, Conn.

In 1964, the U.S. Supreme Court banned prayers and Bible teaching in public schools on the constitutional grounds of separation of church and state.

In 1968, Helen Keller, a world-renowned author and lecturer despite being blind and deaf from infancy, died in Westport, Conn., at the age of 87.

In 1973, Prime Minister George Papadopoulos abolished the Greek monarchy and proclaimed Greece a republic with himself as president.

In 1980, the Cable News Network -- CNN -- TV's first all-news service, went on the air.

In 1993, President Jorge Serrano Elias of Guatemala was ousted by the military and President Dobrica Cosic of Yugoslavia was voted out of office by Parliament.

In 1997, French parliamentary elections brought parties of the left into power for the first time since 1986.

In 2005, Dutch voters joined France in overwhelmingly rejecting the proposed European Union constitution.

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In 2009, Air France Flight 447 from Rio de Janeiro to Paris plunged into the Atlantic Ocean, killing all 228 people on board.

In 2010, Yukio Hatoyama became Japan's fourth prime minister to step down in less than four years after polls indicated low public support. He was succeeded by Naoto Kan, the former finance minister.

In 2011, U.S. government officials said Indiana's new Iaw denying Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood was illegal.

In 2013, hundreds of demonstrators threw stones and set fires and riot police used tear gas and pepper spray in Ankara and Istanbul on the third day of Turkey's worst anti-government protests in years.

In 2014, Ann B. Davis, who played lovable, wisecracking Alice the housekeeper on "The Brady Bunch," died in San Antonio. She was 88.


A thought for the day: "We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do." -- Brigham Young

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