Eat your fruit, kids.

Today’s birthdays include:

  • George III, King of Great Britain, 1738
  • Christopher Cockerell, inventor of the hovorcraft, 1910
  • Angelina Jolie, 1975

Notable deaths:

  • Giacomo Casanova, “librarian and womanizer,” 1798
  • Ferdinand I, King of Sicily/Naples, 1825
  • Donald Eligon, cricketer, dies of blood poisoning from a nail in his boot, 1937

Notable events:

  • It’s claimed Roquefort cheese created in a cave near Roquefort, France, today in 1070. Not sure if this is true, but it sounds good, and yay cheese.
  • June 4th seems to be a good day for ballooning. In 1783 Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier make 1st public hot-air balloon flight (unmanned), with an estimated altitude of 1,600-2,000m. One year later in 1784 Madame Elizabeth Thible becomes the first female balloonist.