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Calendar for June 9th, 2014

1534: Jacques Cartier became the first European to discover the St. Lawrence River

1549: Church of England fully adopted Book of Common Prayer

Born 1672: Peter the Great (emperor of Russia)

1790: The first copyright for a book was given to The Philadelphia Spelling Book by John Barry

Died 1870: Charles Dickens (author)

Born 1891: Cole Porter (composer & lyricist)

1925: First degree earned via radio given to Clifford Lideen by University of Iowa

Born 1934: Donald Duck (cartoon character)

1934: Donald Duck made his debut in the cartoon "The Wise Little Hen"

Born 1956: Patricia Cornwell (author)

Born 1961: Michael J. Fox (actor)

Born 1963: Johnny Depp (actor)

Born 1973: Tedy Bruschi (football player)

Born 1981: Natalie Portman (actress)

1989: Deanna Brasseur and Jane Foster became Canada’s first female CF-18 jet fighter pilots

Died 2004: Roosevelt Brown (football player)

Died 2005: Richard Eberhart (Pulitzer Prize-winning poet)