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Calendar for June 10th, 2014

1692: Bridget Bishop was the first person to be hanged at the Salem Witch trials

1752: Ben Franklin's kite and key experiment proved lightning is electricity

1809: Phoenix steamboat first in U.S. to sail on open sea

Born 1819: Gustave Courbet (painter)

1829: First boat race between Oxford and Cambridge

1854: The United States Naval Academy graduated its first students

Born 1895: Hattie McDaniel (actress; the first African American to win an Academy Award)

1898: U.S. Marines landed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

Born 1922: Judy Garland (actress & singer)

Born 1933: F. Lee Bailey (attorney)

Died 1937: Sir Robert Laird Borden (Canadian prime minister)

Died 1967: Spencer Tracy (actor)

Born 1968: Jim Shea (Olympic gold medalist, Men's Skeleton)

Born 1973: Pokey Reese (baseball player)

1977: "The Deep" premiered

Born 1982: Leelee Sobieski (actress)

Born 1982: Princess Madeleine of Sweden

Born 1982: Tara Lipinski (figure skater)

Died 1988: Louis L'Amour (author)

Died 2002: John Gotti (gangster)

Died 2004: Ray Charles (singer)

2006: United States War Dogs Memorial was dedicated, Holmdel, New Jersey

Died 2009: John A. Eddy (solar astronomer, coined the term "Maunder Minimum")

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