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Daily Calendar for Friday, June 16, 2023

Born

  • Stan Laurel (comedian) –
  • Barbara McClintock (geneticist) –
  • Joyce Carol Oates (author) –
  • Laurie Metcalf (actress) –
  • Phil Mickelson (golfer) –
  • Kerry Wood (baseball player) –
  • Diana DeGarmo (singer) –
  • Bianca Andreescu (tennis player ) –

Died

  • Brian Piccolo (football player) –
  • Jack Montgomery (Medal of Honor recipient) –

Events

  • Spain declared war on Britain and the siege of Gibraltar began–
  • The first roller coaster in the United States began operation at Coney Island, New York–
  • First issue of Klondike Nugget published, Dawson, Yukon–
  • Andrew Jackson, Jr. was issued a patent for eye protectors for chickens–
  • Alfred Hitchcock’s film, Psycho, released–
  • Soviet dancer, Rudolph Nureyev, left the touring Kirov Ballet and asked for political asylum in France–
  • First female in space, Valentina V. Tereshkova, was launched into orbit in Soviet Vostok VI–
  • People were caught breaking into the United States Democratic Party headquarters in the Watergate building–
  • A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off of California’s northern coast to become the fourth significant quake to jolt California in a week–

Weather

  • Hail measuring 17 inches in circumference fell in Dubuque, Iowa–
  • Mecca, California, recorded temperatures up to 124 degrees F–
  • Thunderstorms dropped 14 inches of rain at Palmer Lake and Larkspur, Colorado–

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