ON THIS DATE IN 1880, CANADA’S NATIONAL ANTHEM, “O CANADA,” WAS FIRST PERFORMED IN QUEBEC CITY, CANADA.
In 2020, the Full Moon for June rises on June 5 at 3:12 PM EDT. For some Native Americans, this month’s Moon was called the Strawberry Moon as it was a time for strawberries to ripen. It was known as the Full Rose Moon in Europe and also the Honey Moon.
- 1314: BATTLE OF BANNOCKBURN–SCOTTISH FORCES LED BY ROBERT THE BRUCE BEAT EDWARD II OF ENGLAND. SCOTLAND REGAINED ITS INDEPENDENCE
- 1880: CANADA’S NATIONAL ANTHEM, “O CANADA,” WAS FIRST PERFORMED, AT A BANQUET IN QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC. THE ORIGINAL LYRICS WERE IN FRENCH. ENGLISH VERSIONS DIDN’T APPEAR UNTIL THE EARLY 1900S.
- DIED 1995: ESTHER ROME (AUTHOR)
- DIED 1997: BRIAN KEITH (ACTOR)
- 1999: THE GUITAR ERIC CLAPTON USED TO RECORD THE SONG, “LAYLA,” SOLD AT AUCTION FOR $497,500
- DIED 2000: DAVID TOMLINSON (ACTOR)
- DIED 2003: RICHARD POUGH (FOUNDER OF THE NATURE CONSERVANCY. POUGH WROTE A SERIES OF AUDUBON GUIDES ON BIRDS. HE WAS ALSO ONE OF THE FIRST TO WARN OF THE DANGERS OF DDT AND HELPED TO GET A LAW BANNING THE SALE OF WILD-BIRD FEATHERS.)
- 2004: ERIC CLAPTON’S FAVORITE GUITAR FETCHED $959,500 AT AUCTION, EASILY ECLIPSING THE RECORD SET BY THE SALE OF ANOTHER GUITAR BY THE LEGENDARY ROCK MUSICIAN ON THIS DAY IN 1999
- 2010: JOHN ISNER OF THE U.S. DEFEATED NICOLAS MAHUT OF FRANCE AT WIMBLEDON IN THE LONGEST TENNIS MATCH TO DATE (11 HOURS AND 5 MINUTES)
- 2013: RUSTY, A RED PANDA, WAS FOUND EXPLORING A NEARBY NEIGHBORHOOD AFTER HE HAD DISAPPEARED FROM THE THE SMITHSONIAN NATIONAL ZOOLOGICAL PARK IN WASHINGTON, D.C., OVERNIGHT.
- DIED 2014: ELI WALLACH (ACTOR)