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Calendar for June 16th, 2014

1770s

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

  • 1880s

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

  • 1890s

  • Born 1890: Stan Laurel (comedian)

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

  • 1900s

  • Born 1902: Barbara McClintock (geneticist)

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

  • 1930s

  • Born 1938: Joyce Carol Oates (author)

  • 1950s

  • Born 1955: Laurie Metcalf (actress)

  • 1960s

  • 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

  • 1970s

  • Died 1970: Brian Piccolo (football player)

  • Born 1970: Phil Mickelson (golfer)

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

  • Born 1977: Kerry Wood (baseball player)

  • 1980s

  • Born 1987: Diana DeGarmo (singer)

  • 2000s

  • 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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