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Calendar for June 6th, 2014

1430s

  • Born 1436: Regiomontanus, aka Johann Muller (astronomer)

  • 1750s

  • Born 1755: Nathan Hale (patriot)

  • 1790s

  • Born 1799: Alexander Pushkin (poet)

  • 1820s

  • 1829: Poinsettia debuted at the first Pennsylvania Horticulture Society exhibition

  • 1840s

  • 1844: The YMCA was organized in London by George Williams

  • 1860s

  • Born 1868: Robert Falcon Scott (explorer)

  • 1880s

  • 1882: Henry Seely granted patent for the first electric flatiron

  • 1890s

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

  • 1920s

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

  • 1930s

  • 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

  • 1940s

  • 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

  • 1950s

  • Born 1956: Björn Borg (tennis player)

  • 1960s

  • Died 1961: Carl Jung (psychologist)

  • Born 1965: Cam Neely (hockey player)

  • Born 1967: Paul Giamatti (actor)

  • Died 1968: Robert F. Kennedy (politician)

  • 1970s

  • Born 1975: Staci Keanan (actress)

  • 1990s

  • Died 1991: Stan Getz (musician)

  • 2000s

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

  • Died 2005: Anne Bancroft (actress)

  • Died 2005: Dana Elcar (actor)

  • 2010s

  • Died 2013: Esther Williams (swimmer & actress)

  • 2015: American Pharoah won the Belmont Stakes, becoming the first horse since 1978 to win horse racing's Triple Crown


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