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50 years ago

Lucille Hearn had a dinner in honor of the senior class of Elkhorn High School. Eleanor Owen Wilmoth entertained at her home on the Lawrenceburg Road, in honor of the senior class and faculty of Frankfort High School.

25 years ago

Jacqueline Quisenberry, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Quisenberry of Frankfort, and Cindy Wingate, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Salen Wingate Jr. of Frankfort, were selected as finalists in the 10th annual Miss Kentucky National Teenager Pageant at Georgetown College. The pageant included contestants from all over Kentucky.

Today in history

By The Associated Press

Today is Monday, June 5, the 156th day of 2006. There are 209 days left in the year.

On June 5, 1968, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated in Los Angeles Ambassador Hotel after claiming victory in Californias Democratic presidential primary. Gunman Sirhan Bishara Sirhan was immediately arrested.

In 1884, Civil War hero Gen. William T. Sherman refused the Republican presidential nomination, saying, I will not accept if nominated and will not serve if elected.

In 1917, about 10 million American men began registering for the draft in World War I.

In 1933, the United States went off the gold standard.

In 1940, the Battle of France began during World War II.

In 1947, Secretary of State George C. Marshall gave a speech at Harvard University in which he outlined an aid program for Europe that came to be known as The Marshall Plan.

In 1967, war erupted in the Mideast as Israel raided Egyptian military targets. Syria, Jordan and Iraq entered the conflict.

In 1976, 11 people were killed when the Teton Dam in Idaho burst.

In 1981, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control reported that five homosexuals in Los Angeles had come down with a rare kind of pneumonia; they were the first recognized cases of what later became known as AIDS.

In 1986, a federal jury in Baltimore convicted Ronald W. Pelton of selling secrets to the Soviet Union. (Pelton was sentenced to three life prison terms plus 10 years.)

In 2004, Ronald Wilson Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, died in Los Angeles at age 93 after a long struggle with Alzheimers disease.

Todays Birthdays: Broadcast journalist Bill Moyers is 72. Rhythm-and-blues singer Floyd Butler (Friends of Distinction) is 65. Country singer Don Reid (The Statler Brothers) is 61. Rock musician Fred Stone (Sly and the Family Stone) is 60. Rock singer Laurie Anderson is 59. Country singer Gail Davies is 58. Author Ken Follett is 57. Rock musician Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden) is 54. Jazz musician Kenny G is 50. Rock singer Richard Butler (Psychedelic Furs) is 50. Actor Jeff Garlin is 44. Actress Karen Sillas is 41. Actor Ron Livingston is 39. Singer Brian McKnight is 37. Rock musician Claus Norreen (Aqua) is 36. Actor Mark Wahlberg is 35. Actor Chad Allen is 32. Rock musician P-nut (311) is 32. Actress Liza Weil is 29. Rock musician Seb Lefebvre (Simple Plan) is 25.

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