History Blog

June 14

Happy Birthday RIP Burle Ives(1909–1995) Eugene Klass(“Gene Barry” 1919–2009); “Marla Gibbs”(Margaret Bradley)–89 “Eddie Mekka”(Edward Mekjian)–68 “Boy” George O’Dowd–59 Traylor Howard–54 Stefanie “Steffi” Graf–51 Sutan Amrull(“Raja”)–46 Daniel Newman–39 Kevin McHale–32 ; 1775 – The United States Army (the Continental Army is established by the Continental Congress) was founded ; 1789 – Whiskey distilled from maize is first produced by American clergyman the Rev Elijah Craig. It is named Bourbon because Rev Craig lived in Bourbon County, Kentucky