Today is Monday, June 10, the 161st day of 2019 with 204 to follow.

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The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and Saturn.

Those born on this date are under the sign of Gemini. They include French painter Gustave Courbet in 1819; actor Hattie McDaniel in 1895; Broadway composer Frederick Loewe in 1901; Nobel literature laureate Saul Bellow in 1915; Britain's Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, in 1921 (age 98); Hollywood icon Judy Garland in 1922; children's author/illustrator Maurice Sendak in 1928; attorney F. Lee Bailey in 1933 (age 86); football Hall of Fame member Dan Fouts in 1951 (age 68); actor Andrew Stevens in 1955 (age 64); actor Carolyn Hennesy in 1962 (age 57); model/actor Elizabeth Hurley in 1965 (age 54); former Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal in 1971 (age 48); singer Faith Evans in 1973 (age 46); screenwriter Dustin Lance Black in 1974 (age 45); actor Shane West in 1978 (age 41); country singer Lee Brice in 1979 (age 40); Olympic figure skater Tara Lipinski in 1982 (age 37); Swedish Princess Madeleine in 1982 (age 37); actor/artist Leelee Sobieski in 1983 (age 36); model/actor Kate Upton in 1992 (age 27); Sasha Obama, daughter of former President Barack Obama, in 2001 (age 18).

 

On this date in history:

In 1692, Bridget Bishop was found guilty of the practice of witchcraft and hanged in Salem Village in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. She was the first colonist executed during the Salem witch trials.

In 1898, U.S. Marines invaded Cuba in the Spanish-American War.

In 1916, whatever momentum former President Theodore Roosevelt had built up as he campaigned for the Republican nomination for president was extinguished when the progressive convention voted for reconciliation with the GOP.

In 1935, Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in Akron, Ohio.

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In 1942, the German Gestapo burned the tiny Czech village of Lidice after shooting 173 men and shipping the women and children to concentration camps.

In 1943, Hungarian Laszlo Biro secured a patent for his invention -- the first successful and widely used ballpoint pen.

In 2000, Syrian President Hafez Assad died from a heart attack at age 69. He had ruled the country since 1970.

In 2003, a three-member Ontario Court of Appeal in Canada ordered that full marriage rights be extended to same-sex couples.

In 2004, Ray Charles, a 12-time Grammy-winning singer-pianist who pioneered the blending of country and R&B, died at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 73.

In 2006, three detainees at the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, hanged themselves.

In 2009, Chrysler, one of America's "Big 3" automakers, climbed out of bankruptcy with a reconstruction plan that included a partnership deal with Italian carmaker Fiat.

In 2014, Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., the U.S. House Republican leader, was defeated by Tea Party challenger David Brat, a college economics professor, in one of the most stunning primary election upsets in congressional history.

In 2018, Rafael Nadal won his 17th career Grand Slam, beating Dominic Thiem in the French Open. It was his 11th French Open title, the most ever for a men or women's player.

A thought for the day: "What is a soul? It's like electricity -- we don't really know what it is, but it's a force that can light a room." -- Ray Charles