… a significant date ….

Actually, for any day on the Calendar one can find multiple birthdays, deaths, and significant events.

But June 12 seems to carry a lot of such occasions to remember.

We could skip some birthdays, even if someone like Marv Albert may have been a significant figure to many of us.  A musician like Chick Correa might be more important to those inclined towards jazz.  Those of a British persuasion might want to remember Anthony Eden.

But let me offer several birthdays we clearly should remember:

1924   George Herbert Walker Bush

1929   Anne Frank



For those interested in history, it was on this day in 1776 that George Mason’s Declaration of Rights was adopted in Virginia.

Four years ago was the mass murder at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando

And relevant to issues of race in America are two very different events:

In 1963 Medgar Evers was assassinated in the driveway of his home in Jackson MS

In 1967 the Supreme Court unanimously issued Loving v Virginia, legalizing interracial marriage.

Just a few things, among many, to remember today.