Today is Friday, June 1, the 152nd day of 2018 with 213 to follow.
The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Saturn and Venus.
Those born on this date are under the sign of Gemini. They include Jacques Marquette, Jesuit priest and French explorer of the Mississippi, in 1637; Mormon leader Brigham Young in 1801; actor Frank Morgan in 1890; actor Marilyn Monroe in 1926; actor Andy Griffith in 1926; actor Edward Woodward in 1930; singer Pat Boone in 1934 (age 84); novelist Colleen McCullough in 1937; mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade in 1945 (age 73); actor Morgan Freeman in 1937 (age 81); actor Cleavon Little in 1939; actor Rene Auberjonois in 1940 (age 78); actor Jonathan Pryce in 1947 (age 71); musician Ron Wood (Faces/Rolling Stones) in 1947 (age 71); actor Diana Canova in 1953 (age 65); singer Ronnie Dunn in 1953 (age 65); actor Lisa Hartman Black in 1956 (age 62); comedian/actor Mark Curry in 1961 (age 57); actor Teri Polo in 1969 (age 49); model Heidi Klum in 1973 (age 45); singer Alanis Morissette in 1974 (age 44); actor Sarah Wayne Callies in 1977 (age 41); actor Amy Schumer in 1981 (age 37); actor Tom Holland in 1996 (age 22); actor Willow Shields in 2000 (age 18).
On this date in history:
In 1880, the first public pay telephone began operation in New Haven, Conn.
In 1958, Charles de Gaulle became prime minister of France with emergency powers amid the collapse of the Fourth Republic. He was elected president of France at the end of the year amid the rise of the Fifth Republic.
In 1962, Israel hanged Adolf Eichmann for his part in the killing of 6 million Jews by Nazi Germany in World War II.
In 1964, the U.S. Supreme Court banned prayers and Bible teaching in public schools on the constitutional grounds of separation of church and state.
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In 1968, Helen Keller, a world-renowned author and lecturer despite being blind and deaf from infancy, died in Westport, Conn., at the age of 87.
In 1973, Prime Minister George Papadopoulos abolished the Greek monarchy and proclaimed Greece a republic with himself as president.
In 1980, the Cable News Network -- CNN -- TV's first all-news service, went on the air.
In 1993, President Jorge Serrano Elias of Guatemala was ousted by the military.
In 1993, President Dobrica Cosic of Yugoslavia was voted out of office by Parliament.
In 1997, Betty Shabazz, Malcolm X's widow, sustained injuries when her 12-year-old grandson, Malcolm Shabazz, set fire to her apartment. She died nearly a month later.
In 1997, teacher Jonathan Levin, the son of Time Warner's then-chairman, Gerald Levin, was tortured and killed by a former student who knew him to be wealthy and was seeking money. The student, Corey Arthur, was found guilty of second-degree murder and sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. His alleged accomplice, Montoun Hart, was acquitted despite a signed, 11-page confession.
In 2005, Dutch voters joined France in overwhelmingly rejecting the proposed European Union Constitution.
In 2008, a fire at Universal Studios Hollywood burned two city blocks and destroyed iconic movie sets, including those from When Harry Met Sally, The Sting and Back to the Future.
In 2009, Air France Flight 447 from Rio de Janeiro to Paris plunged into the Atlantic Ocean, killing all 228 people on board.
In 2010, Yukio Hatoyama became Japan's fourth prime minister to step down in less than four years after polls indicated low public support. He was succeeded by Naoto Kan, the former finance minister.
In 2013, hundreds of demonstrators threw stones and set fires and riot police used tear gas and pepper spray in Ankara and Istanbul on the third day of Turkey's worst anti-government protests in years.
In 2014, Ann B. Davis, who played lovable, wisecracking Alice the housekeeper on The Brady Bunch, died in San Antonio. She was 88.
In 2015, the Eastern Star, a passenger ship traveling along the Yangtze River from the eastern city of Nanjing, flipped during a violent storm, killing approximately 400 people.
In 2017, President Donald Trump announces he will withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement on climate.
A thought for the day: "We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do." -- Brigham Young
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