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Calendar for June 16th, 2014

1779: Spain declared war on Britain and the siege of Gibraltar began

1884: The first roller coaster in the United States began operation at Coney Island, New York

Born 1890: Stan Laurel (comedian)

1898: First issue of Klondike Nugget published, Dawson, Yukon

Born 1902: Barbara McClintock (geneticist)

1903: Andrew Jackson, Jr. was issued a patent for eye protectors for chickens

Born 1938: Joyce Carol Oates (author)

Born 1955: Laurie Metcalf (actress)

1960: Alfred Hitchcock's film, Psycho, released

1961: Soviet dancer, Rudolph Nureyev, left the touring Kirov Ballet and asked for political asylum in France

1963: First female in space, Valentina V. Tereshkova, was launched into orbit in Soviet Vostok VI

Born 1970: Phil Mickelson (golfer)

Died 1970: Brian Piccolo (football player)

1972: People were caught breaking into the United States Democratic Party headquarters in the Watergate building

Born 1977: Kerry Wood (baseball player)

Born 1987: Diana DeGarmo (singer)

Died 2002: Jack Montgomery (Medal of Honor recipient)

2005: A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off of California’s northern coast to become the fourth significant quake to jolt California in a week


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