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Daily Calendar for Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Died

  • Benedict Arnold (General in U. S. Revolutionary War)
  • The Earl of Derby (Canadian Governor General 1888-1893)
  • Mary Cassatt (painter)
  • Peggy Ashcroft (actress)
  • Henry Mancini (composer)

Born

  • Harriet Beecher Stowe (writer)
  • John Bartlett (American publisher, editor)
  • Burl Ives (singer & character actor)
  • Thomas J. Kelly (engineer, dubbed father of the lunar module)
  • Donald Trump (businessman and 45th U.S. president)
  • Eric Heiden (speed skater)
  • Traylor Howard (actress)
  • Steffi Graf (tennis player)
  • Daryl Sabara (actor who starred as Juni Cortez in the Spy Kids movie series)

Events

  • The United States Army was established
  • Stars and Stripes adopted by Congress as the Flag of the United States
  • Isaac Fischer, Jr. patented sandpaper
  • The Republic of Hawaii became a U. S. territory
  • Capt. John Alcock and Lt. Arthur Whitten-Brown flew from St. John’s, Newfoundland, to Clifden, Ireland, making the first successful nonstop transatlantic airmail delivery. The 16-hour flight ended the following day
  • Pennsylvania became the first of the United States to celebrate Flag Day officially as a state holiday
  • US Atomic Energy Commission announced the discovery of the neutrino, an atomic particle with no electrical charge
  • Discovery of the neutrino announced
  • Ronald Reagan received honorary knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II
  • The New York Rangers won their first Stanley Cup in 54 years, beating Vancouver, 3-2, in game 7 at Madison Square Garden
  • Cows gathered around a just-fallen meteorite fragment in St. Robert, Quebec
  • A tractor-trailer overturned on a highway in Bear Trap Canyon, Montana, spilling its load of hundreds of beehives and unleashing some nine million angry honeybees
  • A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck about 90 miles southwest of the coastal community of Crescent City, California, and 300 miles northwest of San Francisco

Weather

  • Flash flood devastated Heppner, Oregon
  • Downtown San Francisco, California, hit 106 degrees F
  • Denver, Colorado, recorded a high temperature of 102 degrees F

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