FYI June 06, 2020

On This Day

1832 – The June Rebellion in Paris is put down by the National Guard.
The June 1832 Rebellion or the Paris Uprising of 1832 (French: Insurrection républicaine à Paris en juin 1832), was an anti-monarchist insurrection of Parisian republicans on 5 and 6 June 1832.

The rebellion originated in an attempt by the Republicans to reverse the establishment in 1830 of the July Monarchy of Louis-Philippe, shortly after the death of the King’s powerful supporter President of the Council Casimir Pierre Périer on 16 May 1832. On 1 June 1832, Jean Maximilien Lamarque, a popular former Army commander who became a member of the French parliament and was critical of the monarchy, died of cholera. The riots that followed his funeral sparked the rebellion. This was the last outbreak of violence linked with the July Revolution of 1830.

The French author Victor Hugo memorialized the rebellion in his novel Les Misérables, and it figures largely in the stage musical and films that are based on the book.



Born On This Day

1925 – Frank Chee Willeto, American soldier and politician, 4th Vice President of the Navajo Nation (d. 2013)
Frank Chee Willeto (June 6, 1925 – June 23, 2012) was an American politician and Navajo code talker during World War II.[1][2] Willeto served as the vice president of the Navajo Nation under President Milton Bluehouse, Sr. from his appointment in August 1998 until January 1999, when the Begaye administration took office.[1]

Early life

Willeto was born in Crownpoint, New Mexico, on June 6, 1925.[1] According to the Navajo Times, Willeto was “Bit’ahnii (Folded Arms Clan), born for Tódích’íi’nii (Bitter Water Clan). His chei [mother’s grandfather] was Ta’neeszahnii (Tangle Clan) and his nálí (paternal family) was Naakai dine’é (Mexican People Clan).”[2]

Code talker
He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in January 1944 during World War II.[3] Willeto joined the 6th Marine Division, serving in the Pacific Theater in Saipan and Okinawa as a Navajo code talker.[3] The code talkers’ role in the war was not disclosed until 1968, when documents on the talkers were declassified.[1] Willeto and other surviving Navajo code talkers were awarded the Congressional Silver Medal in 2001.[1][3]

He returned to the Navajo Nation following the end of World War II. He was employed in the roads department of the Bureau of Indian Affairs from 1946 until 1974.[1] Willeto then joined the United States Department of Education.[4]

Willeto was elected to the Navajo Nation Council in 1974.[4] He remained on the council until 1986, when he was elected as the president of the Pueblo Pintado Chapter.[4] Willeto also served as a judge on the former Navajo Supreme Judicial Council, a precursor to the present-day Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation.[1][4]

On July 23, 1998, Navajo Nation President Thomas Atcitty was removed from office by the Navajo Nation Council for ethics violations.[5] Atcitty was succeeded by Milton Bluehouse, Sr., Atcitty’s vice president, as interim president one day later.[1] Bluehouse appointed Willeto as vice president of the Navajo Nation in August 1998.[1][3] Together, Bluehouse and Willeto ran as running mates for a full, four-year term in the November 1998 presidential election.[6] Kelsey Begaye won the general election and was inaugurated on January 12, 1999. Willeto remained vice president within the Bluehouse administration until Begaye took office.[3]




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