~TODAY IN HISTORY~
On June 7, 1654, King Louis XIV, age 15, was crowned in Rheims, 11 years after the start of his reign.
In 1776, Richard Henry Lee of Virginia offered a resolution to the Continental Congress stating “That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States.”
In 1917, the Lions Cubs service organization was founded in Chicago.
Actor-singer Dean Martin was born Dino Paul Crocetti in Steubenville, Ohio.
In 1937, actress Jean Harlow died in Los Angeles at age 26.
In 1942, the Battle of Midway ended in a decisive victory for American naval forces over Imperial Japan, marking a turning point in the Pacific War.
In 1967, the Haight Ashbury Free Medical Clinic opened in San Francisco.
Author-critic Dorothy Parker, famed for her caustic wit, died in New York at age 73.
In 1977, Britons thronged London to celebrate the silver jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, who was marking the 25th year of her reign.
In 2007, after three days in jail for a reckless-driving probation violation, Paris Hilton was released by Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials to be sent home under house arrest. (The next day a judge ordered Hilton back to jail where she spent 2 1/2 weeks.)
In 2012, Attorney General Eric Holder clashed with Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee seeking more information about a flawed gun-trafficking investigation in Arizona known as “Operation Fast and Furious.”
Bob Welch, a former member of Fleetwood Mac who went on to write songs and record several hits during a solo career, died in Nashville.