THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

"It's innocence when it charms us, ignorance when it doesn't." — Mignon McLaughlin, American journalist (1913-1983)

TODAY IS

Today is SUNDAY, JUNE 9, the 160th day of 2019. There are 205 days left in the year.

HIGHLIGHT IN HISTORY

On June 9, 1954, during the Senate Army-McCarthy hearings, Army special counsel JOSEPH N. WELCH berated Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy, R-Wis., asking: "Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?"

10 YEARS AGO

Under heavy guard, a Guantanamo Bay detainee walked into a civilian U.S. courtroom for the first time; AHMED GHAILANI, a Tanzanian accused in two American Embassy bombings in 1998, pleaded not guilty before the judge in New York.

ON THIS DATE

In 1732, James Oglethorpe received a charter from Britain's King George II to found the colony of Georgia.

In 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Current Tax Payment Act of 1943, which reintroduced federal income tax withholding from paychecks.

In 1973, Secretariat won the Belmont Stakes, becoming horse racing's first Triple Crown winner in 25 years.

In 1986, the Rogers Commission released its report on the Challenger disaster, criticizing NASA and rocket-builder Morton Thiokol for management problems leading to the explosion that claimed the lives of seven astronauts.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Sports commentator Dick Vitale is 80.

Retired MLB All-Star Dave Parker is 68.

Mystery author Patricia Cornwell is 63.

Actor Michael J. Fox is 58.

Writer-producer Aaron Sorkin is 58.

Actor Johnny Depp is 56.

Actress Gloria Reuben is 55.

Actress Keesha Sharp is 46.

Bluegrass singer-musician Jamie Dailey (Dailey & Vincent) is 44.

Actress NATALIE PORTMAN is 38.

GO MAD

Activities and events planned for today:

Anderson

• Farmers Market Sunday, noon-4 p.m., The Marketplace Anderson, 5541 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

• Pendleton Strong Fundraiser, begins at 2 p.m., Greek's Pizzeria, 6317 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. To benefit those affected by the recent tornado and storms.

Elwood

• The Bulldogs in concert as part of Elwood Concerts in the Park, 4-6 p.m., Callaway Park (rain location is cafeteria of Elwood Jr./Sr. High School).

Middletown

• 18th annual Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social on the Lawn at The Church At Crossroads, Delaware County Roads 600 West and 700 South. Fundraiser for Crossroads Lutheran Church Historical Preservation Society.