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Calendar for June 22nd, 2014

St. Alban

1611: Henry Hudson, son, and 7 crew set adrift by mutineers

1813: During the War of 1812, Laura Secord of Queenston hiked 18 hours to warn British of an upcoming attack

Born 1837: Paul Morphy (chess master)

1846: The saxophone was patented by Adolphe Sax

1868: Arkansas is readmitted to the Union

1894: Harry Houdini married Wilhelmina Beatrice "Bess" Rahner

Born 1903: John Dillinger (outlaw)

Born 1906: Anne Morrow Lindbergh (author & aviator)

Born 1906: Billy Wilder (director)

Born 1922: Bill Blass (fashion desinger)

Born 1936: Kris Kristofferson (actor)

Born 1947: David Lander (actor)

Born 1949: Meryl Streep (actress)

Born 1964: Dan Brown (author)

Died 1969: Judy Garland (singer & actress)

Born 1970: Steven Page (musician)

Born 1971: Kurt Warner (football player)

Born 1973: Carson Daly (talk show host)

Born 1974: Donald Faison (actor)

1978: James Christy discovered Pluto's moon Charon

Born 1979: Brad Hawpe (baseball player)

Died 1987: Fred Astaire (dancer & actor)

Died 1993: Pat Nixon (U.S. First Lady)

1997: Ashrita Furman of New York set the record for distance traveled by pogo stick: 23.11 miles

Died 2002: Esther Friedman Lederer, pen name Ann Landers ("Ask Ann Landers" columnist)

Died 2006: Moose (the Jack Russell terrier known as Eddie on Frasier)

Died 2008: George Carlin (comedian; first to host Saturday Night Live)