Almanac: Monday, June 3, 2013
by Bill Edwards (Compiled)
Assistant Metro Editor
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On June 3 in

1808 Confederate President Jefferson Davis was born in Christian County, Ky.

1888 The poem "Casey at the Bat," by Ernest Lawrence Thayer, was first published in the San Francisco Daily Examiner.

1937 Edward, The Duke of Windsor, who had abdicated the British throne, married Wallis Warfield Simpson in a private ceremony in Monts, France.

1943 Los Angeles saw the beginning of its "Zoot Suit Riots" as white servicemen clashed with young Latinos wearing distinctive-looking zoot suits; the violence finally ended when military officials declared the city off limits to enlisted personnel.

1962 Air France Flight 007, a U.S.-bound Boeing 707, crashed while attempting to take off from Orly Airport near Paris; all but two of the 132 people aboard were killed. Most of the passengers were leading members of Atlanta’s fine arts community returning home from a month-long “field trip” to view art treasures of Europe.

1965 Astronaut Edward White became the first American to "walk" in space during the flight of Gemini 4.

In The Star

June 3, 1938, in The Star: It’s Friday, meaning it’s time to round up all the social news events from the rural communities of Calhoun County. In Rabbittown, for example, Arvelle Brown, who recently graduated from the White Plains high school, has enrolled at Jacksonville State Teachers’ College. Meanwhile, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Holley, Mr. and Mrs. Eston Holley and Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Hyatt attended the singing at West Point Sunday. On the second Sunday of this month, an all-day Sacred Harp singing will be held.

June 3, 1988, in The Star: One of Cherokee County's largest employers, Union Underwear, may be close to announcing a major new plant in the area that could employ as many as 700 people, according to a source in Gov. Guy Hunt's office. The company and the state expect to make an announcement sometime in the next two weeks, the source said. Meanwhile state and local officials expressed chagrin that County Commission President Ralph Meade ran political advertisements Wednesday in local weekly newspapers releasing news of a major industrial investment. Meade is a candidate for the combined offices of commission president and probate judge. Also this date: At the annual Annie Awards last night, lauding the best in Anniston theatrical achievement, a new award, recognizing outstanding volunteer service, went to Hervey Folsom, who worked for ACT both on stage and backstage during the season. Mrs. Folsom also writes about cultural events for Midweek. ACT's “Newcomer Awards” went to two players in The Foreigner, Terri Green and Paul Henderson. Best actress in a supporting role went to Kathleen Welker, who played Sibyl in Private Lives. Tim Barton was chosen best supporting actor for his portrayal of Froggy in The Foreigner.

Birthdays for June 3

Actress Irma P. Hall is 78. Author Larry McMurtry is 77. Actor Tristan Rogers is 67. Musician Too Slim (Riders in the Sky) is 65. Rock musician Richard Moore is 64. Singer Suzi Quatro is 63. Singer Deneice Williams is 62. Singer Dan Hill is 59. Actress Suzie Plakson is 55. Actor Scott Valentine is 55. Rock musician Kerry King (Slayer) is 49. Rock singer-musician Mike Gordon is 48. TV host Anderson Cooper is 46. Singers Ariel and Gabriel Hernandez (No Mercy) are 42. Actor Vik Sahay is 42.

TV listings

The Secret Life of the American Teenager, 7 p.m. on ABCFamily: It's probably time for this series to end, as the titular teens are getting a bit long in the tooth. When we left them last week, Ricky (Daren Kagasoff) was confronting Amy (Shailene Woodley) about their future, while Amy learned how far Ben (Ken Baumann) was willing to go to get her back. Ethan (Michael Grant) was getting love tips from all sides, and Henry (Allen Evangelista) made a big decision. Find out how it all turns out in tonight's series finale.

Rules of Engagement, 7:30 p.m. on CBS: Anyone else think this has "bad idea" written all over it? Liz (Wendi McClendon-Covey) decides she's waited long enough to become a mother, and guess whom she asks to help her make it happen. None other than Russell (David Spade).

2 Broke Girls, 8 p.m. on CBS: Office work has to be more pleasant than slinging hash, right? Not for Max (Kat Dennings), who gets hit on by the boss when she and Caroline (Beth Behrs) take temporary gigs in an office.

The Glades, 8 p.m. on A&E: Who knew that liquor promotion could be a deadly game? Jim (Matt Passmore) finds that out when he investigates the murder of a spokesmodel for a well-known brand of rum in the new episode "Shot Girls."

The Fosters, 8 p.m. on ABCFamily: Jennifer Lopez is a co-executive producer of this new drama series, which focuses on a lesbian couple, Stef and Lena (Teri Polo, Sherri Saum), raising a diverse brood of youngsters. Brandon (David Lambert) is Stef's biological son. Mariana and Jesus (Cierra Ramirez, Jake T. Austin) are twins the couple adopted. Callie (Maia Mitchell) is the newest addition, a foster daughter with a rough past.

American Pickers, 8 p.m. on History Channel: This new episode finds Mike and Frank in Florida, where they get VIP access to an old-fashioned sideshow and meet the Wolf Boy and a champion sword swallower. A former pawnshop owner's property proves to be a picker's paradise.

Longmire, 9 p.m. on A&E: A body is found in a compost heap, and Walt (Robert Taylor) has a long list of suspects to pursue, thanks to the victim's history of abusing people. He and his colleagues must cross county lines to track down their perpetrator.

Teen Wolf, 9 p.m. on MTV: Loosely based on the 1985 movie starring Michael J. Fox, this drama series, which starts its third season tonight, stars Tyler Posey as the title character, whose life as a high-school student is complicated by the fact that he's a werewolf. You know, little dude, they make stuff that'll take that hair right off ...

Mistresses, 9:01 p.m. on ABC: Inspired by a British series, this soapy, sexy new drama follows four women — a pair of sisters and two of their friends — as they navigate the rough waters of their complicated romantic relationships. Alyssa Milano, Yunjin Kim, Rochelle Aytes and Jes Macallan star.

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