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Momenets in time

 

 

• On June 3, 1800, President John Adams becomes the first acting president to take up residence in Washington, D.C. Unfortunately the White House was not yet finished, so Adams moved into temporary digs at Tunnicliffe’s City Hotel near the also half-finished Capitol building.

• On June 6, 1833, in Maryland, President Andrew Jackson boards a Baltimore & Ohio Railroad steam train for a pleasure trip to Baltimore, becoming the first president to take a ride on an “Iron Horse.” The B&O Railroad began operation in 1828 with horse-drawn cars.

• On June 1, 1926, Norma Jeane Mortenson — who would become known as the actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe — is born in Los Angeles. During World War II, a photographer “discovered” the photogenic Norma Jeane working in a California munitions factory.

• On June 2, 1935, baseball great Babe Ruth ends his Major League career after 22 seasons, 10 World Series and 714 home runs. The following year, Ruth was one of the first five players inducted into the sport’s hall of fame.

• On June 5, 1949, bestselling thriller writer Ken Follett is born in Wales. After college he wrote a novel just for the $400 advance, which he needed to fix his car. The book flopped, and after 10 more novels he finally broke through with “The Eye of the Needle” in 1979.

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