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The Week in History: June 5-9

It is time for another “The Week in History” sponsored by Cox Family Practice! We will give you insight on what happened this week in history. As always if there is an event that happened this week in history that we did not mention, then feel free to let us know here in the comments section, on Facebook, or on Twitter.

June 5

1955: Mickey Mantle (NY Yankees) hit a 550′ home run off of Chicago’s Billy Pierce
1975: Hugh Tosteson spelled incisor to win the 48th US National Spelling Bee
1977: The Portland Trailblazers defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 4 games to 2 for the 31st NBA Championship
1988: The first telethon for the Children’s Miracle Network raised $590,000

June 6

1932: Federal gas tax put into effect
1941: Giants use plastic batting helmets for the first time
1944: D-Day
2007: Anaheim Ducks won the Stanley Cup for the 1st time

June 7

1955: President Eisenhower became the 1st President to appear on color TV
1965: First VCR introduced by Sony (cost $995)
1970: Jockey Willie Shoemaker gained his 6,033th win
1993: Cleveland broke ground for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

June 8

1789: James Madison proposed the Bill of Rights
1961: Milwaukee Brewers set record of 4 consecutive home runs
1969: Mickey Mantle Day – his jersey #7 was retired
1992: NY Yankee Steve Howe banned from baseball for the 7th time

June 9

1802: West Point Academy founded
1978: Larry Holmes defeated Ken Norton in 15 for the heavyweight title
2001: Gary Stevens atop Point Given won the 133rd Belmont
2002: Serena Williams defeated her sister Venus Williams in the 101st French Open

If you know of an event that happened next week in history, then lets us know and we  will it in next week’s “The Week in History” post.

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