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D-Day, Bill of Rights, draft begins in WWI

This week in history

 


June 5: 1917—The draft for World War I begins, and 10 million US men begin to register. 2012—Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker survives a recall election. 2013—U.S. prison system substitutes forced readings of Week in History for capital punishment. Born: Pancho Villa (1877). Died: Stephen Crane (1900). World Environment Day. Today’s Word: Kenspeckle—something or someone easily recognizable or conspicuous.

June 6: 1832—Paris students’ barricades fall and the uprising of 1832 ends. This event inspires Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables. 1944—D-Day. Died: J Paul Getty (1976). National Applesauce Cake Day. Today’s Word: Gazump—to buy something that is promised to someone else.

June 8: 1789—James Madison proposes 12 amendments to the U.S. Constitution to the House of Representatives. In 1791, 10 are ratified by state legislatures and become the Bill of Rights. 1995—In Bosnia, US Marines rescue downed US Air Force pilot Captain Scott O’Grady. Born: Julianna Margulies (1966). Died: Satchel Paige (1982). World Brain Tumor Day. Today’s Word: Xiphoid—sword shaped.

 

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