Both know who they are the power they holds in their hands to affect change for better for the common men, and both went/go about it in his own unique way and get the job done. So again I say; not to take anything away from the great one; Muhammad Ali, The Champ. Billy Crystal could be referred to by some as; a prophet, while others may say he’s just stating the obvious, whatever the case, The “lightning bolt” of which he spoke, is long known by a large and growing mass as none other than Usain Bolt. Long Live The Champ. Muhammad Ali. Go get them Usain; the lightning bolt
Other matters on the agenda today are this week’s installment of events from; today in history and a reminder to come join us again on Monday for the continuation of our series of the Clancy story.
On this day in history runs for the week starting on Sat. 11th through to Fri. 17th of June
Sat. June 11
1509 - King Henry VIII married his first of six wives, Catherine of Aragon. “some guys..”
1880 - Jeanette Rankin was born. She became the first woman elected to the U.S. Congress.
1919 - Sir Barton became the first horse to capture the Triple Crown when he won the Belmont Stakes in New York City.
1963 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was arrested in Florida for trying to integrate restaurants.
1963 - Alabama Gov. George Wallace allowed two black students to enroll at the University of Alabama.
1973 - After a ruling by the Justice Department of the State of Pennsylvania, women were licensed to box or wrestle.
1987 - Margaret Thatcher became the first British prime minister in 160 years to win a third consecutive term of office.
2010 - The FIFA World Cup opened in South Africa. It was the first time it was held in Africa.
1099 - Crusade leaders visited the Mount of Olives where they met a hermit who urged them to assault Jerusalem.
1665 - England installed a municipal government in New York. It was the former Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam.
1839 - Abner Doubleday created the game of baseball, according to the legend.
1897 - Carl Elsener patented his penknife. The object later became known as the Swiss army knife.
1923 - Harry Houdini, while suspended upside down 40 feet above the ground, escaped from a strait jacket.
1926 - Brazil quit the League of Nations in protest over plans to admit Germany.
1935 - U.S. Senator Huey Long of Louisiana made the longest speech on Senate record. The speech took 15 1/2 hours and was filled by 150,000 words. “talk about long-winded”
1939 - The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum was dedicated in Cooperstown, New York.
1963 - Civil rights leader Medgar Evers was fatally shot in front of his home in Jackson, MS.
1967 - State laws which prohibited interracial marriages were ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court.
1975 - Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was found guilty of corrupt election practices in 1971.
1981 - Major league baseball players began a 49 day strike. The issue was free-agent compensation.
1982 - 75,000 people rallied against nuclear weapons in New York City's Central Park. Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen, and Linda Ronstadt were in attendance.
1985 - Wayne "The Great One" Gretsky was named winner of the NHL's Hart Trophy. The award is given to the league Most Valuable Player.
1986 - South Africa declared a national state of emergency. Virtually unlimited power was given to security forces and restrictions were put on news coverage of the unrest.
1991 - Russians went to the election polls and elected Boris N. Yeltsin as the president of their republic.
1991 - The Chicago Bulls won their first NBA championship. The Bulls beat the Los Angeles Lakers four games to one.
1996 - In Philadelphia a panel of federal judges blocked a law against indecency on the internet. The panel said that the 1996 Communications Decency Act would infringe upon the free speech rights of adults.
1997 - Interleague play began in baseball, ending a 126-year tradition of separating the major leagues until the World Series.
2003 - In Arkansas, Terry Wallis spoke for the first time in nearly 19 years. Wallis had been in a coma since July 13, 1984, after being injured in a car accident.
1789 - Ice cream was served to General George Washington by Mrs. Alexander Hamilton.
1825 - Walter Hunt patented the safety pin. Hunt then then sold the rights for $400.
1866 - The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed by the U.S. Congress. It was ratified on July 9, 1868. The amendment was designed to grant citizenship to and protect the civil liberties of recently freed slaves. It did this by prohibiting states from denying or abridging the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States, depriving any person of his life, liberty, or property without due process of law, or denying to any person within their jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
1898 - The Canadian Yukon Territory was organized.
1920 - The U.S. Post Office Department ruled that children may not be sent by parcel post. “are you kidding me”
1922 - Charlie Osborne started the longest attack on hiccups. He hiccuped over 435 million times before stopping. He died in 1991, 11 months after his hiccups ended.
1966 - The landmark "Miranda v. Arizona" decision was issued by the U.S. Supreme Court. The decision ruled that criminal suspects had to be informed of their constitutional rights before being questioned by police.
1967 - Solicitor General Thurgood Marshall was nominated by President Lyndon B. Johnson to become the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
1989 - The Detroit Pistons won their first National Basketball Association title. They beat the L.A. Lakers in four games.
1992 - Future U.S. President Bill Clinton criticized rap singer Sister Souljah for making remarks "filled with hatred" towards whites.
1789 - Captain William Bligh of the HMS Bounty arrived in Timor in a small boat.
1834 - Cyrus Hall McCormick received a patent for his reaping machine.
1834 - Isaac Fischer Jr. patented sandpaper.
1841 - The first Canadian parliament opened in Kingston.
1907 - Women in Norway won the right to vote.
1919 - The first non-stop trans-Atlantic flight began. Captain John Alcot and Lt. Arthur Brown flew from Newfoundland to Ireland.
1951 - "Univac I" was unveiled. It was a computer designed for the U.S. Census Bureau and billed as the world's first commercial computer.
1954 - U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed an order adding the words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance. “and now…”
1982 - Argentine forces surrendered to British troops on the Falkland Islands.
1987 - The Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA title by defeating the defending Boston Celtics.
1994 - The New York Rangers won the Stanley Cup by defeating the Vancouver Canucks. It was the first time the Rangers had won the cup in 54 years.
1667 - Jean-Baptiste Denys administered the first fully-documented human blood transfusion. He successfully transfused the blood of a sheep to a 15-year old boy.
1836 - Arkansas became the 25th U.S. state.
1844 - Charles Goodyear was granted a patent for the process that strengthens rubber.
1846 - The United States and Britain settled a boundary dispute concerning the boundary between the U.S. and Canada, by signing a treaty.
1877 - Henry O. Flipper became the first African American to graduate from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
1992 - It was ruled by the U.S. Supreme Court that the government could kidnap criminal suspects from foreign countries for prosecution.
1992 - U.S. Vice President Dan Quayle instructed a student to spell "potato" with an "e" on the end during a spelling bee. He had relied on a faulty flash card that had been written by the student's teacher.
1858 - In a speech in Springfield, IL, U.S. Senate candidate Abraham Lincoln said the slavery issue had to be resolved. He declared, "A house divided against itself cannot stand."
1952 - "Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl" was published in the United States.
1963 - 26-year-old Valentina Tereshkova went into orbit aboard the Vostok 6spacecraft for three days. She was the first female space traveler.
1976 - In Soweto, thousands of school children revolted against the South African government's plan to enforce Afrikaans as the language for instruction in black schools.
1977 - Leonid Brezhnev was named the first Soviet president of the USSR. He was the first person to hold the post of president and Communist Party General Secretary. He replaced Nikolai Podgorny.
1978 - The film adaptation of "Grease" premiered in New York City.
1980 - The movie "The Blues Brothers" opened in Chicago, IL.
1981 - The "Chicago Tribune" purchased the Chicago Cubs baseball team from the P.K. Wrigley Chewing Gum Company for $20.5 million.
1993 - The U.S. Postal Service released a set of seven stamps that featured Bill Haley, Buddy Holly, Clyde McPhatter, Otis Redding, Ritchie Valens, Dinah Washington and Elvis Presley.
1996 - Russian voters had their first independent presidential election. Boris Yeltsin was the winner after a run-off.
1837 - Charles Goodyear received his first patent. The patent was for a process that made rubber easier to work with
1856 - The Republican Party opened its first national convention in Philadelphia.
1872 - George M. Hoover began selling whiskey in Dodge City, Kansas. The town had been dry up until this point.
1876 - General George Crook’s command was attacked and defeated on the Rosebud River by 1,500 Sioux and Cheyenne under the leadership of Crazy Horse.
1879 - Thomas Edison received an honorary degree of Doctor of Philosophy from the trustees of Rutgers College in New Brunswick, NJ.
1885 - The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York City aboard the French shipIsere.
1950 - Dr. Richard H. Lawler performed the first kidney transplant in a 45-minute operation in Chicago, IL.
1991 - The Parliament of South Africa repealed the Population Registration Act. The act had required that all South Africans for classified by race at birth.
Note; These are not the only events as recorded on this day in history but we are endeavoring to focus on those which we believe will be of interest to our readers but may be omitted from mainstream media reports.