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Daily Calendar for Thursday, June 22, 2023

Born

  • Paul Morphy (chess master) –
  • John Dillinger (outlaw) –
  • Anne Morrow Lindbergh (author & aviator) –
  • Billy Wilder (director) –
  • Bill Blass (fashion desinger) –
  • Kris Kristofferson (actor) –
  • David Lander (actor) –
  • Meryl Streep (actress) –
  • Dan Brown (author) –
  • Steven Page (musician) –
  • Kurt Warner (football player) –
  • Carson Daly (talk show host) –
  • Donald Faison (actor) –
  • Brad Hawpe (baseball player) –

Died

  • Judy Garland (singer & actress) –
  • Fred Astaire (dancer & actor) –
  • Pat Nixon (U.S. First Lady) –
  • Esther Friedman Lederer, pen name Ann Landers (Ask Ann Landers columnist) –
  • Moose (the Jack Russell terrier known as Eddie on Frasier) –
  • George Carlin (comedian; first to host Saturday Night Live) –

Events

  • Henry Hudson, son, and 7 crew set adrift by mutineers–
  • During the War of 1812, Laura Secord of Queenston hiked 18 hours to warn British of an upcoming attack–
  • Adolphe Sax registered a patent for the saxophone–
  • Arkansas is readmitted to the Union–
  • Harry Houdini married Wilhelmina Beatrice β€œBess” Rahner–
  • Circus train crashed in Ivanhoe, Ind., 86 killed–
  • James Christy discovered Pluto’s moon Charon–
  • Ashrita Furman of New York set the record for distance traveled by pogo stick: 23.11 miles–
  • Law-protected killdeer nest with 4 eggs held up prep for RBC Bluesfest in Ottawa, Ontario–

Weather

  • Fergus Falls, Minnesota, was struck by a devastating tornado that killed 59 people and destroyed 400 buildings–
  • Holt, Missouri, received 12 inches of rain in 42 minutes.–
  • The largest recovered hailstone in the U.S. fell from the sky in Aurora, Nebraska. It measured 7 inches in diameter, had a circumference of 18.75 inches, and weighed just under 1 pound–
  • Hail storm, Dublin, New Hampshire–
  • The temperature reached 102 degrees Fahrenheit in Vero Beach, Florida–

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