1717 - The Freemasons were founded in London.
1911 - Gold was discovered in Alaska's Indian Creek.
1942 - Glenn Wallichs for Capitol Records came up with the idea of sending out "promotional" copies of records to radio announcers around the U.S.
1942 - The Battle of Midway began. It was the first major victory for America over Japan during World War II. The battle ended on June 6 and ended Japanese expansion in the Pacific.
1984 - For the first time in 32 years, Arnold Palmer failed to make the cut for the U.S. Open golf tournament.
1984 - Bruce Springsteen released his "Born in the U.S.A." album.
Quote of the Day:
"I believe that the ultimate in self-actualization is when a person is confused about the difference between employment and recreation."