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Calendar for June 7th, 2014

1650s

  • 1654: Louis XIV crowned King of France

  • 1770s

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

  • 1810s

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

  • 1860s

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

  • 1890s

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

  • 1900s

  • Born 1909: Jessica Tandy (actress)

  • 1910s

  • 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)

  • 1920s

  • Born 1922: Rocky Graziano (boxer)

  • 1930s

  • 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.

  • 1940s

  • Born 1940: Tom Jones (singer)

  • 1950s

  • Born 1952: Liam Neeson (actor)

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

  • Born 1958: Prince (musician)

  • 1960s

  • Died 1967: Dorothy Parker (author)

  • 1980s

  • 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

  • 1990s

  • Born 1993: Jordan Fry (actor)

  • Died 1994: Dennis Potter (writer)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2009: Kenny Rankin (singer & songwriter)


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