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Calendar for June 6th, 2014

Born 1436: Regiomontanus, aka Johann Muller (astronomer)

Born 1755: Nathan Hale (patriot)

Born 1799: Alexander Pushkin (poet)

1829: Poinsettia debuted at the first Pennsylvania Horticulture Society exhibition

1844: The YMCA was organized in London by George Williams

Born 1868: Robert Falcon Scott (explorer)

1882: Henry Seely granted patent for the first electric flatiron

1891: Josephine Peary was the first woman to join a polar expedition

1925: "Tiny Town" mini city last exhibited, Springfield, Missouri

1933: The first drive-in movie theater of the United States opened in New Jersey

1939: The first Little League Baseball game was played in Williamsport, Pennsylvania

1944: Allied Forces invaded Normandy on D-Day, the largest amphibious invasion in history (WW II)

1947: Barbara Washburn reached the summit of Alaska's Mt. McKinley

Born 1956: Björn Borg (tennis player)

Died 1961: Carl Jung (psychologist)

Born 1965: Cam Neely (hockey player)

Born 1967: Paul Giamatti (actor)

Died 1968: Robert F. Kennedy (politician)

Born 1975: Staci Keanan (actress)

Died 1991: Stan Getz (musician)

2004: Phylicia Rashad became the first African American actress to win the Best Leading Actress Tony award

Died 2005: Dana Elcar (actor)

Died 2005: Anne Bancroft (actress)

Died 2013: Esther Williams (swimmer & actress)


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