June 16

A government report said 5.1% of the US population used marijuana, 2005. 20% of residents, including teens, went an a drinking bender at least once a month, And, said a statistician, “The further north you are, typically, the more alcohol is consumed.”

The U.S. and Russia agreed to reduce stocks of long-range missiles by two-thirds, 1992.

Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space, 1963. She piloted the Soviet Vostok 6 spacecraft in earth orbit for three days.

An attempt by the Communist government of Czechoslovakia to control the Catholic Church in that country was rebuffed by Archbishop Josef Beran, 1949, who was then placed under virtual house arrest.

Chaos instigated by leftists continued in Spain as 36 churches were burned in two days, 1936.

15,000 Catholics demonstrated in Mexico City for greater religious freedom, 1935.

Henry Berliner flew an experimental helicopter, 1922, at College Park, Maryland. The machine had twin rotors and was able to fly seven feet above the ground.

Prison inmates were excavating a new route down the mountain at Whitebird, Idaho, 1916. The Whitebird grade they were constructing was a major component of Idaho's north-south highway, now US 95.

President Grant approved an Indian reservation in Wallowa Valley, Oregon for the Nez Perce tribe, 1873.

The San Francisco city council exempted two stray dogs, called by townsfolk Bummer and Lazarus, from the dog control ordinance, 1862. The dogs had become favorites in the city, and newspapers recorded their real and imagined exploits.

Congress approved the Pacific Telegraph Act, which would fund construction of a telegraph line from Missouri to San Francisco, 1861.

Total eclipse of the sun, visible from California to Massachusetts, 1806.

After sunset, American soldiers built barricades on Breed's Hill overlooking Boston, 1775, and occupied the enclosure as a fort.

A French garrison at Louisburg, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia surrendered to a a fleet of ships from New England, 1745, in King George's War.

Someday is not a day of the week.

We're sorry, this joke is not politically correct: My wife dresses to kill. She cooks the same way. -- Henny Youngman

Philippians 4:4-7 (American Standard Version)

  Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.
  Let your moderation be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.
  Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
  And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

80 Average High Temperature in Boise

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