Today is Thursday, June 1, the 152nd day of 2017. There are 213 days left in the year.

Highlights in history

• In 1917, the song "Over There" by George M. Cohan was published by William Jerome Publishing Corp. of New York.

• In 1957, Don Bowden, a student at the University of California at Berkeley, became the first American to break the 4-minute mile during a meet in Stockton, California, in a time of 3:58.7.

• In 1967, the Beatles album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" was released, as was David Bowie's debut album, eponymously titled "David Bowie."

• In 1997, Betty Shabazz (above), the widow of Malcolm X, was severely burned in a fire set by her 12-year-old grandson in her Yonkers, New York, apartment (she died three weeks later).

• Ten years ago: Kidnapped British journalist Alan Johnston appeared in a videotape posted on an Islamic website, the first time he was seen since being abducted nearly three months earlier in Gaza. (Johnston was freed July 4, 2007.)

• One year ago: Ken Starr resigned as Baylor University's chancellor, a week after the former prosecutor who'd led the investigation of the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky scandal was removed as the school's president over its handling of sexual-assault complaints against football players.


• 83: Pat Boone, singer

• 71: Brian Cox, actor

• 44: Heidi Klum, model-actress

• 36: Brandi Carlile, pop singer

• 17: Willow Shields, actress

Thought for today

"The past is our only real possession in life. It is the one piece of property of which time cannot deprive us; it is our own in a way that nothing else in life is. In a word, we are our past; we do not cling to it, it clings to us." — Grace King, American author (1852-1932)

Source: The Associated Press