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Calendar for June 10th, 2014

1690s

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

  • 1750s

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

  • 1800s

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

  • 1810s

  • Born 1819: Gustave Courbet (painter)

  • 1820s

  • 1829: First boat race between Oxford and Cambridge

  • 1850s

  • 1854: The United States Naval Academy graduated its first students

  • 1890s

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

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

  • 1920s

  • Born 1922: Judy Garland (actress & singer)

  • 1930s

  • Born 1933: F. Lee Bailey (attorney)

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

  • 1960s

  • Died 1967: Spencer Tracy (actor)

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

  • 1970s

  • Born 1973: Pokey Reese (baseball player)

  • 1977: "The Deep" premiered

  • 1980s

  • Born 1982: Leelee Sobieski (actress)

  • Born 1982: Princess Madeleine of Sweden

  • Born 1982: Tara Lipinski (figure skater)

  • Died 1988: Louis L'Amour (author)

  • 2000s

  • 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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