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Daily Video for June 2 – Elizabeth II Coronation

TODAY IN HISTORY…

The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

On June 2, 1953, Queen Elizabeth II is crowned queen of ” the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Her Other Realms and Territories & Head of the Commonwealth.”  She assumed the thrown and began her rule on February 6 the previous year upon the death of her father, King George VI, but a formal coronation ceremony was not held for almost a year out of a tradition of allowing adequate time to pass for mourning the previous monarch.

As of this year, she has been on the throne longer than any British monarch, ruling for 68 years, passing the 63 years of her great-great grandmother, Victoria, in 2015.

Check out this video that is newsreel footage of the event, the first major international event to be televised:

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MAY 15, 2020

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Bring Flowers to Someone Day

Endangered Species Day

International Day of Families

 National Bike to Work Day

  National Pizza Party Day

  National Chocolate Chip Day

Straw Hat Day

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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MADELINE ALBRIGHT (1937) — Czech-American politician and diplomat.  First female Secretary of State (1997-2001)
JOHN SMOLTZ  (1967) — American Hall of Fame Baseball player. Only pitcher to record both 200 wins and 150 saves.
EMMITT SMITH (1969) — American Hall of Fame Football player.  As a running back, became the league’s all time rushing leader.

 

TODAY IN HISTORY

1718 – London lawyer, James Puckle, patents the world’s first machine gun, the Puckle Gun.
1730 – Robert Walpole becomes the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
1905 Las Vegas is founded when 110 acres of land is auctioned off and will later become its downtown.
1928 – Mickey Mouse makes his screen debut in the short cartoon, “Plane Crazy
1940 McDonald’s opens its first restaurant in San Bernandino, California — the beginning of the fast food giant’s history.