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Calendar for June 9th, 2014


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

  • 1540s

  • 1549: Church of England fully adopted Book of Common Prayer

  • 1670s

  • Born 1672: Peter the Great (emperor of Russia)

  • 1790s

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

  • 1860s

  • 1866: Irish-born British private Timothy O'Hea put out a fire in a gunpowder-loaded railcar in Danville, Quebec. The train had also been carrying hundreds of German immigrants who were locked in their cars. O'Hea was later awarded the Victoria Cross for his courage.

  • 1870s

  • Died 1870: Charles Dickens (author)

  • 1890s

  • Born 1891: Cole Porter (composer & lyricist)

  • 1920s

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

  • 1930s

  • Born 1934: Donald Duck (cartoon character)

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

  • 1950s

  • Born 1956: Patricia Cornwell (author)

  • 1960s

  • Born 1961: Michael J. Fox (actor)

  • Born 1963: Johnny Depp (actor)

  • 1970s

  • Born 1973: Tedy Bruschi (football player)

  • 1980s

  • Born 1981: Natalie Portman (actress)

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

  • 2000s

  • Died 2004: Roosevelt Brown (football player)

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

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