June 07

This Day in History

1989

Tiki Restaurant and Cocktail Umbrella Inventor Dies

On this day in 1989, Don the Beachcomber, credited with inventing the tiki bar and cocktail umbrella, died. Born Ernest Raymond Beaumont Gantt in Limestone County, Texas, on 22 February 1907, he is … (more...)

1942

Japan defeated at Midway

The Battle of Midway ends as the United States reverses the tide against the previously invincible Japanese navy. A thousand miles northwest of Honolulu, the strategic island of Midway became a … (more...)