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Calendar for June 7th, 2014

1654: Louis XIV crowned King of France

1776: In the Continental Congress, Richard Henry Lee of Virginia proposed a resolution calling for a Declaration of Independence

Born 1811: Sir James Young Simpson (one of the founders of modern gynecology)

1862: William Bruce Mumford became the first U.S. citizen hung for treason

1896: Two men left NYC for a 55-day row across the Atlantic Ocean

Born 1909: Jessica Tandy (actress)

1913: Hudson Stuck’s expedition reached summit of Mt. McKinley, Alaska

Born 1917: Gwendolyn Brooks (poet and first African American to receive a Pulitzer Prize)

Born 1917: Dean Martin (singer & actor)

Born 1922: Rocky Graziano (boxer)

Died 1937: Jean Harlow (actress)

1939: King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain became the first reigning British monarchs to visit the U.S.

Born 1940: Tom Jones (singer)

Born 1952: Liam Neeson (actor)

1955: The $64,000 Question made its television debut

Born 1958: Prince (musician)

Died 1967: Dorothy Parker (author)

Born 1981: Anna Kournikova (tennis player)

1982: Priscilla Presley opened Graceland to the public

1988: Patent for chain saw cleaning brush granted to an 11-year-old

Born 1993: Jordan Fry (actor)

Died 1994: Dennis Potter (writer)

Died 2009: Kenny Rankin (singer & songwriter)

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