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July 6

Happy Birthday RIP Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón(1907–1954) William “Bill” Haley(1925–1981) “Janet Leigh”(Jeanette Morrison 1927–2004) Mervyn Griffin Jr.(1925–2007) Delloreese Early(1931–2017) ; Ned Beatty–83 Burt Ward(Gervis Jr.)–75 Michael Sylvester Stallone–74 Shelley Hack–73 Geoffrey Rush–69 Grant Goodeve–68 Alice Tannenberg(“Allyce Beasley”)–66 Jennifer Saunders–62 Christian Meoli–48 Curtis Jackson III(“50 Cent”)–45 Gregory Smith–367; 1785 – The dollar is unanimously chosen as the monetary unit for the United States ; 1933 – The first Major league Baseball game is played in Chicago’s Comisky Park. The American league defeated the National league 4–2.

July 5

Happy Birthday RIP Phineas Taylor “P.T.” Barnum(1810–1891) Alton “Ben” Powers(1950–2015) Katherine Helmond(1929–2019) Shirley Knight Hopkins 1936–2020) ; Hugh Cregg III(“Huey Lewis”)–70 Edith “Edie” Falco–57 Kathryn Erbe–55 Ryan Hansen–39; 1946 – The bikini goes on sale after debuting during an outdoor fashion show at the Molitor Pool in Paris France

July 4

Happy Birthday RIP Esther “Eppie” Lederer(“Ann Landers” 1918–2002) Pauline Phillips(“Abigail Van Buren” 1918–2013) Gloria Stuart(1910–2010) Marvin Neil Simon(1929–2018) ; Eva Marie Saint–96 Luigina “Gina” Lollobrigida–93 Geraldo Riviera–77 John Waite–68 ; 1776 – The United States Declaration of Independence is adopted by the Second Continental Congress.

July 3

Happy Birthday RIP Laura Branigan(1957–2004) Timothy O’Connor(1927–2018) ; Gloria Allred(Bloom)–79 Kurtwood Smith–77 Betty Buckley–73 Karin Jan Smithers–71 Montel Williams–64 Thomas Gibson–58 Martha Yeardley Smith–56 Thomas Flanagan–55 Ryan McPartlin–45 Corey Sevier–36 ; 1819 – The Bank of Savings in New York City, the first savings bank in the United States, opens ; 1884 – Dow Jones and Company publishes its first stock average (about 25) which contained nine railroads and two industrial companies in The Customer’s Afternoon letter. The first recorded value Feb 16 1885 was 30.92.

July 2

Happy Birthday Robert Ito–89 Polly Holliday–83 Saul Rubinek–72 Wendy Schaal–66 Johnny Weir–36 Lindsay Lohan–34 ; 1890 – The U.S. Congress passes the Sherman Anti-Trust Act which prohibits certain business activities that federal government regulators deem to be anti-competitive, and requires the federal government to investigate and pursue trusts

July 1

Happy Birthday RIP “Estée Lauder”(Josephine Mentzer 1906–2004) Sydney Pollack(1934–2008) Princess Diana Spencer(1961–1997) ; Olivia de Havilland–104 “Jamie Farr”(Jameel Farah)–86 Deborah Harry”(Angela Tremble)–75 Daniel Aykroyd–68 Brian George–68 Alan Ruck–64 Dale Midkiff–61 Evelyn King–60 Pamela Anderson–53 Melissa “Missy” Elliott–49 Liv Tyler(Rundgren)–43 Tegan Lauren-Hannah Murray–31 ; 1931 – United Airlines begins service (as Boeing Air Transport) ; 1963 – ZIP codes are introduced for United States mail ; 1979 – Sony introduces the Walkman ; 1984 – The PG-13 rating is introduced by the MPAA.

June 30

Happy Birthday RIP Glenda Farrell (1904–1971) “Susan Hayward”(Edythe Marrenner 1917–1975) Lena Horne(1917–2010) ; David Alan Grier–64 Vincent D’Onofrio–61 Márton Csókás Jr–54 Michael Tyson–54 Brian Bloom–50 Willam Belli–38 Fantasia Barrino–36 Michael Phelps II–35 ; 1864 – Abraham Lincoln grants Yosemite valley to California for “public use, resort and recreation” ; 1937 – The world’s first emergency telephone number, 999, is introduced in London England

June 29

Happy Birthday RIP “Slim Pickens”(Louis Lindley Jr 1919–1983) Ruth Warrick(1916–2005) ; William Gary Busey–76 Richard Lewis–73 Frederick Grandy–72 Colin Hay–67 Sharon Lawrence–59 Kathleen Wilhoite–56 llan Mitchell-Smith–51 Christopher Egan–36 ; 2007 – Apple Inc. releases their first mobile phone, the iPhone, and the smartphone craze begins

June 28

Happy Birthday RIP Gilda Radner(1946–1989) Carleton “Tony” Young(1937–2002) Noriyuki “Pat” Morita(1932–2005) ; Melvin Kaminsky(“Mel Brooks”)–94 John Biener–82 Bruce Davison–74 Kathleen “Kathy” Bates–72 Alice Krige–66 John Cusack–54 Mary Stuart Masterson–54 Danielle Brisebois–51 Michael “Mike” White–50 Jack “Steve” Burton–50 ; 1969 – Stonewall Riots begin in New York City marking the start of the Gay Rights Movement at the Greenwich village bar “Stonewall Inn”. 1970 – marked the first anniversary of the Stonewall riots with an assembly on Christopher Street in NYC with simultaneous Gay Pride marches in Los Angeles and Chicago, these were the first Gay Pride marches in U.S. history.

Note that in May 1959 Cooper’s donuts in DTLA had a small riot where several blocks on main street were barricaded after gay men and trans people rioted over harassment by police (five were arrested for sexual misconduct). Many establishments like this one known to be hangouts for gay men and transgender women had raids and entrapment during that time frame. Reportedly at Cooper’s they threw paper cups and plates and food at the officers.

June 27

Happy Birthday RIP Helen Keller(1880–1968) Robert Keeshan(1927–2004) ; Vera Wang–71 Julia Duffy(Hinds)–69 Isabelle Adjani–65 Jeffrey Jacob “J.J.” Abrams–54 Tobias “Toby” Maguire–45 Preston Hillier–45 Sam Claflin–34 Jared Drake Bell–34 Matthew Lewis–31 ; 1893 – The New York stock market crashed