June 1, 1961
JFK & JACKIE STAY BUSY IN PARIS
The President of the United States & First Lady had a busy day in Paris, France.
JFK spoke to the Members of the Bureau of the Municipal Council at the Hotel de Ville or City Hall this morning.
Afterwards, there was a luncheon given by President & Mrs. Kennedy for President Charles de Gaulle & Madame de Gaulle at the American Embassy.
JFK told the audience that US interest in France goes to our “common interests” & the preservation of freedom around the world.
He said the “long tradition (of France) gives the representatives of this country a special distinction around the world.”
American Embassy, Paris
Afterwards JFK spoke to the Parliament Council of NATO.
The “grand finale” came this evening when JFK & Mrs. Kennedy were honored at another dinner & a ballet at Louis XI Theater.
June 1, 1962
PENTAGON TO BUILD FALLOUT SHELTERS
The Pentagon announced today that fallout shelters will be installed in buildings constructed for the US Forest Service.
12 buildings will hold a total of 1,750 persons.
This will be done through the cooperation of the Departments of Agriculture & Defense.
The shelters are to be located in Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Montana, New Mexico & Washington State.
Photo by Ex1le (2004)
June 1, 1963
MEDGAR EVERS SENDS JFK A TELEGRAM
Mississippi NAACP’s Medgar Evers sent President Kennedy a telegram message today asking him to have the Justice Department investigate the treatment of jailed black protesters, including children, by the Jackson, Mississippi police.
June 1, 1813
CAPTAIN LAWRENCE SAYS “DON’T GIVE UP THE SHIP!”
Naval Captain James Lawrence, commander of the USS Chesapeake, was badly wounded today in a battle with the HMS Shannon commanded by Philip Broke.
Painting by F. Muller
The fighting between the two warships began just after the Chesapeake left Boston harbor.
The Shannon was on blockade duty off the Massachusetts coast.
As he was being tended to by his officers, Captain Lawrence shouted out: “Don’t give up the ship!”*
*Captain Lawrence died from his wounds on June 4, but his friend & fellow officer Oliver Hazard Perry had a blue battle flag made with the words “Don’t Give Up The Ship” sewn on.
The battle was part of the War of 1812 between Great Britain & the United States.
June 1, 1796
TENNESSEE BECOMES THE 16TH STATE
Today Tennessee became the 1st territory of the United States to attain statehood.
US Postage Stamp of 1946
Originally part of North Carolina, the residents of the western counties of that state were cut off from the eastern counties by the Appalachian mountains.
The 1st effort to create the “State of Franklin” failed as its petition was turned down.
The most recent attempt for statehood was begun when Territorial Governor William Blount (pronounced BLUNT in East Tennessee) called for a constitutional convention to be held in Knoxville & a model state constitution was drawn up.*
*Source: “Tennessee & the Long, Hard Road to Statehood” by David Gorgani (www.prstatehood.com)
Tennessee State Seal
State Capitol Building
Photo by John White (2011)