History Blog

June 14

Happy Birthday RIP Burle Ives(1909–1995) ; “Marla Gibbs”(Margaret Bradley)–86 “Eddie Mekka”(Edward Mekjian)–65 “Boy” George O’Dowd–56 Traylor Howard–51 Stefanie “Steffi” Graf–48 Sutan Amrull(“Raja”)–43 Daniel Newman–37  Kevin McHale–29 ; 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