JCC On this date in history...

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  1. Bobatron Jedi Grand Master

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    I use to really follow movie release dates so this time of year I especially recall the movies that came out in the past from that time. (Nowadays I can't remember the dates from even this year). June 9 was when Star Trek V: The Final Frontier opened in 1989. Yesterday June 8 was when Another 48 Hours opened in 1990.
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  2. Guinastasia Force Ghost

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    June 9:

    68 – The Roman Emperor Nero commits suicide, after quoting Homer's Iliad, thus ending the Julio-Claudian Dynasty and starting the civil year known as the Year of the Four Emperors.
    1534 – Jacques Cartier is the first European to discover the Saint Lawrence River.
    1650 – The Harvard Corporation, the more powerful of the two administrative boards of Harvard, is established. It is the first legal corporation in the Americas.
    1667 – The Raid on the Medway by the Dutch fleet in the Second Anglo-Dutch War begins. It lasts for five days and results in the worst ever defeat of the Royal Navy.
    1732 – James Oglethorpe is granted a royal charter for the colony of the future U.S. state of Georgia.
    1862 – American Civil War: Stonewall Jackson concludes his successful Shenandoah Valley Campaign with a victory in the Battle of Port Republic; his tactics during the campaign are now studied by militaries around the world.
    1915 – William Jennings Bryan resigns as Woodrow Wilson's Secretary of State over a disagreement regarding the United States' handling of the sinking of the RMS Lusitania.
    1924 – In the second attempt to climb Mount Everest, George Mallory and Andrew "Sandy" Irvine disappear, possibly having first made it to the top.
    1930 – A Chicago Tribune reporter, Jake Lingle, is killed during rush hour at the Illinois Central train station by Leo Vincent Brothers, allegedly over a $100,000 gambling debt owed to Al Capone.
    1934 – Donald Duck makes his debut in The Wise Little Hen.
    1944 – World War II: 99 civilians are hung from lampposts and balconies by German troops in Tulle, France, in reprisal for maquisards attacks.
    1946 – King Bhumibol Adulyadej ascends to the throne of Thailand. He is currently the world's longest reigning monarch.
    1953 – Flint-Worcester tornado outbreak sequence: a tornado spawned from the same storm system as the Flint tornado hits in Worcester, Massachusetts, killing 94.
    1954 – McCarthyism: Joseph Welch, special counsel for the United States Army, lashes out at Senator Joseph McCarthy during hearings on whether Communism has infiltrated the Army giving McCarthy the famous rebuke, "You've done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?"
    1967 – Six-Day War: Israel captures the Golan Heights from Syria
    1968 – The U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson declares a national day of mourning following the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy.
    1972 – Severe rainfall causes a dam in the Black Hills of South Dakota to burst, creating a flood that kills 238 people and causes $160 million in damage.
    1973 – In horseracing, Secretariat wins the Triple Crown.
    1978 – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints opens its priesthood to "all worthy men", ending a 148-year-old policy of excluding black men.
    1979 – The Ghost Train Fire at Luna Park Sydney (New South Wales, Australia) kills seven.
    2007 – In horseracing, Rags to Riches was the first filly in 106 years to win the Belmont Stakes Belmont Stakes.
    2008 – In the town of Lake Delton, Wisconsin, Lake Delton drains as a result of heavy flooding, breaking the dam holding the lake back.

    Births:

    1640 – Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor
    1661 – Feodor III of Russia
    1672 – Peter the Great, Russian emperor
    1851 – Charles Joseph Bonaparte, American politician
    1891 – Cole Porter, American composer and songwriter
    1895 – Archie Weston, American football player
    1902 – Skip James, American singer-songwriter and musician
    1908 – Branch McCracken, American basketball player and coach
    1915 – Les Paul, American guitarist, songwriter, and inventor
    1916 – Robert McNamara, American businessman, 8th United States Secretary of Defense
    1922 – George Axelrod, American playwright, director, producer
    1930 – Princess Ragnhild of Norway
    1931 – Bill Virdon, American baseball player and manager
    1934 – Jackie Wilson, American singer-songwriter
    1951 – Dave Parker, American baseball player
    1956 – Patricia Cornwell, American novelist
    1961 – Michael J. Fox, Canadian-American actor, producer, and author
    1961 – Aaron Sorkin, American screenwriter, producer, and playwright
    1963 – Johnny Depp, American actor, screenwriter, producer, director, and musician
    1964 – Gloria Reuben, Canadian actress
    1964 – Wayman Tisdale, American basketball player and bassist
    1973 – Tedy Bruschi, American football player
    1977 – Peja Stojakovic, Serbian basketball player
    1977 – Olin Kreutz, American football player
    1978 – Michaela Conlin, American actress
    1978 – Shandi Finnessey, American model and actress, Miss USA 2004
    1978 – Brian Patrick Wade, American actor
    1979 – Andrew Walker, Canadian actor and producer
    1980 – Mike Fontenot, American baseball player
    1980 – Udonis Haslem, American basketball player
    1981 – Natalie Portman, Israeli-American actress
    1983 – Josh Cribbs, American football player
    1983 – Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark
    1983 – Dwayne Jones, American basketball player
    1984 – Yulieski Gourriel, Cuban baseball player
    1985 – Sebastian Telfair, American basketball player
    1988 – Mae Whitman, American actress
    1990 – Lauren Socha, English actress

    Deaths:

    68 – Nero, Roman Emperor
    439 – Spearthrower Owl, Teotihuacan ruler
    597 – Columba, Irish missionary and saint
    630 – Shahrbaraz, Persian general and king
    1870 – Charles Dickens, English author
    1923 – Princess Helena of the United Kingdom, daughter of Queen Victoria
    1946 – Ananda Mahidol, Thai king
    1973 – Chuck Bennett, American football player and coach
    1979 – Cyclone Taylor, Canadian ice hockey player
    2007 – Frankie Abernathy, American purse designer, castmember on The Real World: San Diego
  3. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    *gasp* I used to watch the first few seasons of The Real World (Keep in mind I was pre - teen when The Real World first started airing). I didn't know Frankie died. So sad.:(
  4. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Now you know how we all feel.
  5. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    ON THIS DAY

    On June 10, 1967, the Six-Day War ended as Israel and Syria agreed to observe a United Nations-mediated cease-fire
  6. Guinastasia Force Ghost

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    June 10:

    1190 – Third Crusade: Frederick I Barbarossa drowns in the river Saleph while leading an army to Jerusalem.
    1329 – The Battle of Pelekanon results in a Byzantine defeat by the Ottoman Empire.
    1523 - Copenhagen is surrounded by the army of Frederick I of Denmark, as the city won't recognise him as the successor of Christian II of Denmark.
    1539 – Council of Trent: Paul III sends out letters to his bishops, delaying the Council due to war and the difficulty bishops had traveling to Venice.
    1692 – Salem witch trials: Bridget Bishop is hanged at Gallows Hill near Salem, Massachusetts, for "certaine Detestable Arts called Witchcraft & Sorceries".
    1786 – A landslide dam on the Dadu River created by an earthquake ten days earlier collapses, killing 100,000 in the Sichuan province of China.
    1793 – The Jardin des Plantes museum opens in Paris. A year later, it becomes the first public zoo.
    1854 – The first class of United States Naval Academy students graduate.
    1898 – Spanish-American War: U.S. Marines land on the island of Cuba.
    1912 – The Villisca Axe Murders were discovered in Villisca, Iowa.
    1916 – The Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire.
    1935 – Dr. Robert Smith takes his last drink, and Alcoholics Anonymous is founded in Akron, Ohio, United States, by him and Bill Wilson.
    1940 – World War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt denounces Italy's actions with his "Stab in the Back" speech at the graduation ceremonies of the University of Virginia.
    1940 – World War II: Norway surrenders to German forces.
    1940 – World War II: Italy declares war on France and the United Kingdom.
    1942 – World War II: Nazis burn the Czech village of Lidice in reprisal for the killing of Reinhard Heydrich.
    1944 – World War II: 642 men, women and children are killed in the Oradour-sur-Glane Massacre in France.
    1944 – World War II: In Distomo, Boeotia, Greece 218 men, women and children are massacred by German troops.
    1963 – Equal Pay Act of 1963 aimed at abolishing wage disparity based on sex (see Gender pay gap). It was signed into law on June 10, 1963 by John F. Kennedy as part of his New Frontier Program
    1977 – James Earl Ray escapes from Brushy Mountain State Prison in Petros, Tennessee, but is recaptured on June 13.
    1977 – The Apple II, one of the first personal computers, goes on sale.
    1980 – The African National Congress in South Africa publishes a call to fight from their imprisoned leader Nelson Mandela.
    1990 – British Airways Flight 5390 lands safely at Southampton Airport after a blowout in the cockpit causes the captain to be partially sucked from the cockpit. There are no fatalities
    1996 – Peace talks begin in Northern Ireland without the participation of Sinn Féin.
    1997 – Before fleeing his northern stronghold, Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot orders the killing of his defense chief Son Sen and 11 of Sen's family members.
    2003 – The Spirit Rover is launched, beginning NASA's Mars Exploration Rover mission.

    Births:

    1213 – Fakhruddin 'Iraqi, Persian philosopher
    1688 – James Francis Edward Stuart, English son of James II of England
    1713 – Princess Caroline of Great Britain
    1832 – Nikolaus Otto, German inventor and engineer, invented the Internal combustion engine
    1835 – Rebecca Latimer Felton, American educator and politician, first woman to serve in the U.S. Senate
    1895 – Hattie McDaniel, American actress
    1897 – Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia, 2nd Daughter of Czar Nicholas II
    1901 – Frederick Loewe, Austrian-American composer
    1921 – Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Greek-English husband of Elizabeth II
    1922 – Judy Garland, American actress and singer
    1928 – Maurice Sendak, American author
    1933 – F. Lee Bailey, American attorney
    1941 – Jürgen Prochnow, German actor
    1947 – Ken Singleton, American baseball player
    1951 – Dan Fouts, American football player
    1953 – John Edwards, American politician and lawyer
    1961 – Kelley Deal, American singer and musician
    1961 – Kim Deal, American singer-songwriter and musician
    1962 – Gina Gershon, American actress
    1962 – Carolyn Hennesy, American actress
    1962 – Brent Sutter, Canadian ice hockey player
    1963 – Jeanne Tripplehorn, American actress
    1964 – Jimmy Chamberlin, American musician, songwriter, and producer
    1964 – Kate Flannery, American actress
    1965 – Elizabeth Hurley, English model and actress
    1968 – Derek Dooley, American football player and coach
    1971 – Bobby Jindal, American politician, 55th Governor of Louisiana
    1978 – Raheem Brock, American football player
    1978 – DJ Qualls, American actor
    1980 – Ovie Mughelli, American football player
    1981 – Prince Hashim bin Al Hussein of Jordan
    1982 – Tara Lipinski, American figure skater
    1982 – Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland
    1983 – Marion Barber III, American football player
    1983 – Leelee Sobieski, American actress
    1987 – Amobi Okoye, Nigerian-American football player
    1992 – Kate Upton, American model and actress

    Deaths:

    323 BC – Alexander the Great, Macedonian king
    1190 – Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor
    1692 – Bridget Bishop, English-American first person to be executed during the Salem witch trials
    1896 – Amelia Dyer, English murderer
    1940 – Marcus Garvey, Jamaican political leader, publisher, journalist, and activist, founded the Black Star Line
    1946 – Jack Johnson, American boxer
    1967 – Spencer Tracy, American actor
    1974 – Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester
    1988 – Louis L'Amour, American author
    1998 – Jim Hearn, American baseball player
    2001 – Leila Pahlavi, Iranian daughter of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
    2002 – John Gotti, American mobster
    2004 – Ray Charles, American singer-songwriter, musician, and composer
  7. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    ON THIS DAY

    On June 11, 1942, the United States and the Soviet Union signed a lend lease agreement to aid the Soviet war effort in World War II.
  8. Guinastasia Force Ghost

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    June 11:

    1184 BC – Trojan War: Troy is sacked and burned, according to calculations by Eratosthenes.
    173 – Marcomannic Wars: The Roman army in Moravia is encircled by the Quadi, who have broken the peace treaty (171). In a violent thunderstorm emperor Marcus Aurelius defeats and subdues them in the so-called "miracle of the rain".
    631 – Emperor Taizong of Tang, the Emperor of China, sends envoys to the Xueyantuo bearing gold and silk in order to seek the release of enslaved Chinese prisoners captured during the transition from Sui to Tang from the northern frontier; this embassy succeeded in freeing 80,000 Chinese men and women who were then returned to China.
    1509 – Henry VIII of England marries Catherine of Aragon.
    1776 – The Continental Congress appoints Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston to the Committee of Five to draft a declaration of independence.
    1788 – Russian explorer Gerasim Izmailov reaches Alaska.
    1805 – A fire consumes large portions of Detroit in the Michigan Territory.
    1837 – The Broad Street Riot occurs in Boston, fueled by ethnic tensions between Yankees and Irish.
    1892 – The Limelight Department, one of the world's first film studios, is officially established in Melbourne, Australia.
    1898 – Spanish-American War: U.S. war ships set sail for Cuba.
    1898 – The Hundred Days' Reform is started by Guangxu Emperor with a plan to change social, political and educational institutions in China, but is suspended by Empress Dowager Cixi after 104 days. The failed reform though led to the abolition of Imperial Examination in 1905.
    1903 – Group of Serbian officers stormed royal palace and assassinated King Alexander Obrenović and his wife queen Draga.
    1917 – King Alexander assumes the throne of Greece after his father Constantine I abdicates under pressure by allied armies occupying Athens.
    1919 – Sir Barton wins the Belmont Stakes, becoming the first horse to win the Triple Crown.
    1935 – Inventor Edwin Armstrong gives the first public demonstration of FM broadcasting in the United States at Alpine, New Jersey.
    1936 – The International Surrealist Exhibition opens in London, England.
    1937 – Great Purge: The Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin executes eight army leaders.
    1955 – Eighty-three are killed and at least 100 are injured after an Austin-Healey and a Mercedes-Benz collide at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the deadliest ever accident in motorsports.
    1962 – Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin allegedly become the only prisoners to escape from the prison on Alcatraz Island.
    1963 – American Civil Rights Movement: Alabama Governor George Wallace stands at the door of Foster Auditorium at the University of Alabama in an attempt to block two black students, Vivian Malone and James Hood, from attending that school. Later in the day, accompanied by federalized National Guard troops, they are able to register.
    1963 – Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc burns himself with gasoline in a busy Saigon intersection to protest the lack of religious freedom in South Vietnam.
    1963 – John F. Kennedy addresses Americans from the Oval Office proposing the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that would revolutionist American society. Proposing equal access to public facilities, end segregation in education and guarantee federal protection for voting rights.
    1964 – World War II veteran Walter Seifert runs amok in an elementary school in Cologne, Germany, killing at least eight children and two teachers and seriously injuring several more with a home-made flamethrower and a lance.
    1970 – After being appointed on May 15, Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington officially receive their ranks as U.S. Army Generals, becoming the first females to do so.
    1971 – The U.S. Government forcibly removes the last holdouts to the Native American Occupation of Alcatraz, ending 19 months of control.
    1972 – The Eltham Well Hall rail crash, caused by an intoxicated train driver, kills six people and injures 126.
    1981 – A Richter Scale 6.9 magnitude earthquake at Golbaf, Iran, kills at least 2,000.
    2001 – Timothy McVeigh is executed for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.
    2002 – Antonio Meucci is acknowledged as the first inventor of the telephone by the United States Congress.
    2007 – Mudslides in Chittagong, Bangladesh, kill 130 people.
    2008 – Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper makes a historic official apology to Canada's First Nations in regard to a residential school abuse in which children are isolated from their homes, families and cultures for a century.
    2012 – Two earthquakes struck northern Afghanistan, causing a large landslide, which buried the town of Sayi Hazara, trapping 71 people. After four days of digging, only five bodies were recovered and the search was called off.

    Births:

    1456 – Anne Neville, English wife of Richard III of England
    1726 – Infanta Maria Teresa Rafaela of Spain
    1864 – Richard Strauss, German composer and conductor
    1888 – Bartolomeo Vanzetti, Italian anarchist and murderer
    1895 – Nikolai Bulganin, Soviet politician
    1903 – Ernie Nevers, American football player
    1910 – Carmine Coppola, American composer, director, and songwriter
    1910 – Jacques Cousteau, French biologist, author, and inventor, co-developed the aqua-lung
    1913 – Vince Lombardi, American football coach and manager
    1928 – Queen Fabiola of Belgium
    1933 – Gene Wilder, American actor
    1934 – Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark
    1937 – Chad Everett, American actor
    1939 – Christina Crawford, American actress and writer
    1944 – Roscoe Orman, American actor
    1945 – Adrienne Barbeau, American actress
    1956 – Joe Montana. American football player
    1959 – Hugh Laurie, English actor and comedian
    1974 – Fragiskos Alvertis, Greek basketball player
    1977 – Ryan Dunn, American actor and stuntman
    1978 – Joshua Jackson, Canadian actor
    1980 – Yhency Brazobán, Dominican baseball player
    1982 – Joey Graham, American basketball player
    1983 – Chuck Hayes, American basketball player
    1983 – José Reyes, Dominican baseball player
    1986 – Shia LaBeouf, American actor
    1988 – Claire Holt, Australian actress and model

    Deaths:

    1183 – Henry the Young King, English son of Henry II of England
    1488 – James III of Scotland
    1557 – John III of Portugal
    1727 – George I of Great Britain
    1796 – Samuel Whitbread, English brewer and politician, founded the Whitbread Company
    1859 – Klemens von Metternich, German-Austrian politician
    1879 – William, Prince of Orange
    1903 – Alexander I of Serbia
    1941 – Daniel Carter Beard, American illustrator, author, youth leader, and reformer, founder of the Boy Scouts of America
    1976 – Jim Konstanty, American baseball player
    1979 – John Wayne, American actor, director, and producer
    1996 – Brigitte Helm, German actress
    1998 – Catherine Cookson, British novelist
    1999 – DeForest Kelley, American actor
    2001 – Timothy McVeigh, American terrorist, conducted the Oklahoma City bombing
    2003 – David Brinkley, American journalist
    2006 – Bruce Shand, British army officer, father of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
    2012 – Ann Rutherford, Canadian-American actress
  9. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    ON THIS DAY

    On June 12, 1987, during a visit to the divided German city of Berlin, President Ronald Reagan publicly challenged Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev to ''tear down this wall.''
  10. Guinastasia Force Ghost

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    June 12:

    1381 – Peasants' Revolt: in England, rebels arrive at Blackheath.
    1418 – An insurrection delivers Paris to the Burgundians.
    1429 – Hundred Years' War: Joan of Arc leads the French army in their capture of the city and the English commander, William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk in the second day of the Battle of Jargeau.
    1775 – American Revolution: British general Thomas Gage declares martial law in Massachusetts. The British offer a pardon to all colonists who lay down their arms. There would be only two exceptions to the amnesty: Samuel Adams and John Hancock, if captured, were to be hanged.
    1798 – Irish Rebellion of 1798: Battle of Ballynahinch.
    1864 – American Civil War, Overland Campaign: Battle of Cold Harbor – Ulysses S. Grant gives the Confederate forces under Robert E. Lee a victory when he pulls his Union troops from their positions at Cold Harbor, Virginia and moves south.
    1889 – 78 are killed in the Armagh rail disaster near Armagh in what is now Northern Ireland.
    1898 – Philippine Declaration of Independence: General Emilio Aguinaldo declares the Philippines' independence from Spain.
    1899 – New Richmond Tornado: the eighth deadliest tornado in U.S. history kills 117 people and injures around 200.
    1922 – At Windsor Castle, King George V receives the colours of the six Irish regiments that are to be disbanded – the Royal Irish Regiment, the Connaught Rangers, the South Irish Horse, the Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment, the Royal Munster Fusiliers and the Royal Dublin Fusiliers.
    1939 – Shooting begins on Paramount Pictures' Dr. Cyclops, the first horror film photographed in three-strip Technicolor.
    1939 – The Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, New York.
    1940 – World War II: 13,000 British and French troops surrender to Major General Erwin Rommel at Saint-Valery-en-Caux.
    1942 – Holocaust: Anne Frank receives a diary for her thirteenth birthday.
    1943 – Holocaust: Germany liquidates the Jewish Ghetto in Brzeżany, Poland (now Berezhany, Ukraine). 1,180 Jews are led to the city's old Jewish graveyard and shot.
    1954 – Pope Pius XII canonises Dominic Savio, who was 14 years old at the time of his death, as a saint, making him the youngest non-martyr saint in the Roman Catholic Church.
    1963 – Civil rights leader Medgar Evers is murdered in front of his home in Jackson, Mississippi by Ku Klux Klan member Byron De La Beckwith.
    1964 – Anti-apartheid activist and ANC leader Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison for sabotage in South Africa.
    1967 – The United States Supreme Court in Loving v. Virginia declares all U.S. state laws which prohibit interracial marriage to be unconstitutional.
    1978 – David Berkowitz, the "Son of Sam" killer in New York City, is sentenced to 365 years in prison for six killings.
    1991 – Russians elect Boris Yeltsin as the president of the republic.
    1991 – 1991 Kokkadichcholai massacre: the Sri Lankan Army massacres 152 minority Tamil civilians in the village Kokkadichcholai near the eastern province town of Batticaloa, Sri Lanka.
    1994 – Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman are murdered outside her home in Los Angeles, California. O.J. Simpson is later acquitted of the killings, but is held liable in wrongful death civil suit.
    1996 – In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a panel of federal judges blocks a law against indecency on the internet.
    2000 – Sandro Rosa do Nascimento takes hostages while robbing Bus #174 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; the highly-publicized standoff becomes a media circus and ends with the death of do Nascimento and a hostage.

    Births:

    1107 – Emperor Gaozong of Song
    1806 – John A. Roebling, German-American engineer, designed the Brooklyn Bridge
    1908 – Otto Skorzeny, German SS officer
    1912 – Bill Cowley, Canadian ice hockey player
    1915 – David Rockefeller, American banker and businessman
    1924 – George H. W. Bush, American politician, 41st President of the United States
    1928 – Vic Damone, American singer-songwriter and actor
    1929 – Anne Frank, German-Dutch author and Holocaust victim
    1930 – Jim Nabors, American actor
    1941 – Marv Albert, American sportscaster
    1957 – Timothy Busfield, American actor
    1958 – Rory Sparrow, American basketball player
    1959 – Scott Thompson, Canadian actor and comedian
    1963 – Tim DeKay, American actor
    1969 – Mathieu Schneider, American ice hockey player
    1970 – Rick Hoffman, American actor
    1974 – Hideki Matsui, Japanese baseball player
    1974 – Jason Mewes, American actor
    1976 – Antawn Jamison, American basketball player
    1977 – Wade Redden, Canadian ice hockey player
    1977 – Kenny Wayne Shepherd, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
    1979 – Dallas Clark, American football player
    1980 – Larry Foote, American football player
    1985 – Dave Franco, American actor
    1985 – Blake Ross, American software developer, co-created Mozilla Firefox
    1985 – Kendra Wilkinson, American model, actress, and author
    1985 – Chris Young, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
    1986 – Sergio Rodríguez, Spanish basketball player

    Deaths:

    816 – Pope Leo III
    918 – Æthelflæd, Mercian daughter of Alfred the Great
    1560 – Ii Naomori, Japanese warrior
    1957 – Jimmy Dorsey, American musician, composer, and bandleader
    1963 – Medgar Evers, American civil rights activist
    1994 – Ronald Goldman, American waiter
    1994 – Nicole Brown Simpson, American murder victim, ex-wife of O.J. Simpson
    2002 – Bill Blass, American fashion designer
    2003 – Gregory Peck, American actor
  11. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    ON THIS DAY

    On June 13, 1966, the Supreme Court issued its landmark Miranda vs. Arizona decision, ruling that criminal suspects must be informed of their constitutional rights prior to questioning by police
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    June 13:

    313 – The Edict of Milan, signed by Constantine the Great and co-emperor Valerius Licinius granting religious freedom throughout the Roman Empire, is posted in Nicomedia.
    1381 – The Peasants Revolt led by Wat Tyler culminated in the burning of the Savoy Palace.
    1525 – Martin Luther marries Katharina von Bora, against the celibacy rule decreed by the Roman Catholic Church for priests and nuns.
    1740 – Georgia provincial governor James Oglethorpe begins an unsuccessful attempt to take Spanish Florida during the Siege of St. Augustine.
    1774 – Rhode Island becomes the first of Britain's North American colonies to ban the importation of slaves.
    1777 – American Revolutionary War: Marquis de Lafayette lands near Charleston, South Carolina, in order to help the Continental Congress to train its army.
    1805 – Lewis and Clark Expedition: scouting ahead of the expedition, Meriwether Lewis and four companions sight the Great Falls of the Missouri River.
    1886 – King Ludwig II of Bavaria is found dead in Lake Starnberg south of Munich at 11:30 PM.
    1893 – Grover Cleveland notices a rough spot in his mouth and on July 1st undergoes secret, successful surgery to remove a large, cancerous portion of his jaw; operation not revealed to US public until 1917, nine years after the president's death.
    1917 – World War I: the deadliest German air raid on London during World War I is carried out by Gotha G bombers and results in 162 deaths, including 46 children, and 432 injuries.
    1927 – Aviator Charles Lindbergh receives a ticker-tape parade down 5th Avenue in New York City.
    1967 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson nominates Solicitor-General Thurgood Marshall to become the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
    1970 – "The Long and Winding Road" becomes the Beatles' last US Number 1 song.
    1977 – Convicted Martin Luther King Jr. assassin James Earl Ray is recaptured after escaping from prison three days before.
    1981 – At the Trooping the Colour ceremony in London, a teenager, Marcus Sarjeant, fires six blank shots at Queen Elizabeth II.
    1983 – Pioneer 10 becomes the first man-made object to leave the central Solar System when it passes beyond the orbit of Neptune (the furthest planet from the Sun at the time).
    1994 – A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, blames recklessness by Exxon and Captain Joseph Hazelwood for the Exxon Valdez disaster, allowing victims of the oil spill to seek $15 billion in damages.
    1996 – The Montana Freemen surrender after an 81-day standoff with FBI agents.
    1997 – A jury sentences Timothy McVeigh to death for his part in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
    1997 – Uphaar cinema fire, in New Delhi, India, killed 59 people, and over 100 people injured.
    2000 – Italy pardons Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turkish gunman who tried to kill Pope John Paul II in 1981.
    2002 – The United States withdraws from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
    2002 – Two 14-year-old South Korean girls are struck and killed by a United States Army armored vehicle, leading to months of public protests against the US.
    2005 – A jury in Santa Maria, California acquits pop singer Michael Jackson of molesting 13-year-old Gavin Arvizo at his Neverland Ranch.

    Births:

    823 – Charles the Bald, Roman Emperor
    839 – Charles the Fat, Roman Emperor
    1786 – Winfield Scott, American general
    1863 – Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon, English fashion designer, Titanic survivor
    1865 – William Butler Yeats, Irish writer, Nobel Prize laureate
    1892 – Basil Rathbone, South African-British actor
    1893 – Dorothy L. Sayers, English author
    1926 – Paul Lynde, American actor
    1932 – Bob McGrath, American actor
    1943 – Malcolm McDowell, English actor
    1951 – Richard Thomas, American actor
    1953 – Tim Allen, American comedian and actor
    1962 – Ally Sheedy, American actress
    1965 – Infanta Cristina, Duchess of Palma de Mallorca
    1969 – Jamie Walters, American actor, singer and musician
    1970 – Rivers Cuomo, American singer-songwriter and musician
    1974 – Valeri Bure, Russian ice hockey player
    1974 – Steve-O, American stuntman, actor, and author
    1978 – Jason Michael Carroll, American singer-songwriter
    1978 – Ethan Embry, American actor
    1980 – Jamario Moon, American basketball player
    1980 – Juan Carlos Navarro, Spanish basketball player
    1981 – Chris Evans, American actor
    1981 – Radim Vrbata, Czech professional ice hockey player
    1982 – Nate Jones, American football player and agent
    1983 – Steve Novak, American basketball player
    1983 – Jason Spezza, Canadian ice hockey player
    1985 – Danny Syvret, Canadian ice hockey player
    1986 – Kat Dennings, American actress
    1986 – Ashley Olsen, American actress, fashion designer, producer, and author
    1986 – Mary-Kate Olsen, American actress, fashion designer, producer, and author
    1988 – Gabe Carimi, American football player
    1989 – Lisa Tucker, American singer and actress
    1990 – Aaron Taylor-Johnson, English actor

    Deaths:

    1036 – Ali az-Zahir, Islamic ruler
    1231 – Anthony of Padua, Portuguese priest and saint
    1886 – Ludwig II of Bavaria
    1918 – Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia
    1979 – Darla Hood, American actress
    1982 – Khalid of Saudi Arabia
    1986 – Benny Goodman, American clarinetist, songwriter, and bandleader
    2005 – Lane Smith, American actor
    2008 – Tim Russert, American journalist and lawyer
    2010 – Jimmy Dean, American country singer, television host and actor
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    ON THIS DAY

    On June 14, 1982, Argentine forces surrendered to British troops on the disputed Falkland Islands.
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    June 14:

    1158 – Munich is founded by Henry the Lion on the banks of the river Isar.
    1216 – First Barons' War: Prince Louis of France captured the city of Winchester and soon conquered over half of the Kingdom of England.
    1276 – While taking exile in Fuzhou in southern China, away from the advancing Mongol invaders, the remnants of the Song Dynasty court hold the coronation ceremony for the young prince Zhao Shi, making him Emperor Duanzong of Song.
    1285 – Forces led by Prince Tran Quang Khai of Vietnam's Trần Dynasty destroys most of the invading Mongol naval fleet in a battle at Chuong Duong.
    1287 – Kublai Khan defeated the force of Nayan and other traditionalist Borjigin princes in East Mongolia and Manchuria.
    1381 – Richard II of England meets leaders of Peasants' Revolt on Blackheath. The Tower of London is stormed by rebels who enter without resistance.
    1775 – American Revolutionary War: the Continental Army is established by the Continental Congress, marking the birth of the United States Army.
    1777 – The Stars and Stripes is adopted by Congress as the Flag of the United States.
    1789 – Mutiny on the Bounty: HMS Bounty mutiny survivors including Captain William Bligh and 18 others reach Timor after a nearly 7,400 km (4,600 mi) journey in an open boat.
    1789 – Whiskey distilled from maize is first produced by American clergyman the Rev Elijah Craig. It is named Bourbon because Rev Craig lived in Bourbon County, Kentucky.
    1822 – Charles Babbage proposes a difference engine in a paper to the Royal Astronomical Society entitled "Note on the application of machinery to the computation of astronomical and mathematical tables".
    1872 – Trade unions are legalised in Canada.
    1900 – Hawaii becomes a United States territory.
    1907 – Norway gives women the right to vote.
    1919 – John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown depart from St. John's, Newfoundland on the first nonstop transatlantic flight.
    1937 – Pennsylvania becomes the first (and only) state of the United States to celebrate Flag Day officially as a state holiday.
    1937 – U.S. House of Representatives passes the Marihuana Tax Act.
    1940 – World War II: Paris falls under German occupation, and Allied forces retreat.
    1940 – A group of 728 Polish political prisoners from Tarnów become the first residents of the Auschwitz concentration camp.
    1941 – June deportation: the first major wave of Soviet mass deportations and murder of Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians, begins.
    1949 – Albert II, a rhesus monkey, rides a V2 rocket to an altitude of 134 km (83 mi), thereby becoming the first monkey in space.
    1954 – U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a bill into law that places the words "under God" into the United States Pledge of Allegiance.
    1959 – Disneyland Monorail System, the first daily operating monorail system in the Western Hemisphere, opens to the public in Anaheim, California.
    1959 – A group of Dominican exiles depart from Cuba and land in the Dominican Republic with the intent of overthrowing the totalitarian government of Rafael Trujillo. All but four are killed or executed.
    1966 – The Vatican announces the abolition of the Index Librorum Prohibitorum ("index of prohibited books"), which was originally instituted in 1557.
    1967 – The People's Republic of China tests its first hydrogen bomb.
    1994 – The 1994 Stanley Cup riot occurs after the New York Rangers win the Stanley Cup from Vancouver, causing an estimated CA$1.1 million, leading to 200 arrests and injuries.

    Births:

    1529 – Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria
    1811 – Harriet Beecher Stowe, American novelist and abolitionist
    1864 – Alois Alzheimer, German physician
    1870 – Sophia of Prussia, Queen Consort of Greece
    1895 – Jack Adams, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and manager
    1909 – Burl Ives, American actor, singer, and author
    1916 – Dorothy McGuire, American actress
    1926 – Don Newcombe, American baseball player
    1928 – Che Guevara, Argentine-Cuban physician, author, intellectual, diplomat, and theorist
    1929 – Johnny Wilson, Canadian ice hockey player
    1931 – Marla Gibbs, American actress
    1932 – Joe Arpaio, American police officer, racist douchebag
    1946 – Donald Trump, American businessman and author, founder of the Trump Entertainment Resorts
    1949 – Harry Turtledove, American novelist
    1952 – Pat Summitt, American basketball coach
    1961 – Boy George, English singer-songwriter and producer
    1961 – Sam Perkins, American basketball player
    1966 – Traylor Howard, American actress
    1968 – Yasmine Bleeth, American actress
    1968 – Campbell Brown, American journalist
    1969 – Steffi Graf, German tennis player
    1971 – Bruce Bowen, American basketball player
    1974 – Joshua Radin, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
    1976 – Alan Carr, English comedian
    1977 – Chris McAlister, American football player
    1978 – Steve Bégin, French-Canadian ice hockey player
    1983 – J. R. Martinez, American soldier and actor
    1984 – Lorenzo Booker, American football player
    1987 – Andrew Cogliano, Canadian ice hockey player
    1989 – Lucy Hale, American actress and singer
    1992 – Daryl Sabara, American actor

    Deaths:

    767 – Abū Ḥanīfa, Muslim scholar of Islamic jurisprudence
    1161 – Emperor Qinzong of Song
    1801 – Benedict Arnold, American general, traitor in the American Revolution
    1908 – Frederick Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby, British politician, 6th Governor General of Canada, originator of the Stanley Cup (best sports trophy EVER)
    1926 – Mary Cassatt, American painter
    1928 – Emmeline Pankhurst, British political activist and suffragette
    1936 – G. K. Chesterton, English writer
    1986 – Alan Jay Lerner, American composer
    1994 – Henry Mancini, American composer and conductor
    1999 – Bernie Faloney, American football player
    2007 – Kurt Waldheim, Austrian politician and statesman
    2012 – Bob Chappuis, American football player
    2012 – Yvette Wilson, American actress
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    ON THIS DAY

    On June 15, 1904, more than 1,000 people died when fire erupted aboard the steamboat General Slocum in New York City's East River.
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    June 15:

    763 BC – Assyrians record a solar eclipse that is later used to fix the chronology of Mesopotamian history.
    1215 – King John of England puts his seal to the Magna Carta.
    1389 – Battle of Kosovo: The Ottoman Empire defeats Serbs and Bosnians.
    1502 – Christopher Columbus lands on the island of Martinique on his fourth voyage.
    1520 – Pope Leo X threatens to excommunicate Martin Luther in papal bull Exsurge Domine.
    1580 – Philip II of Spain declares William the Silent to be an outlaw.
    1648 – Margaret Jones is hanged in Boston for witchcraft in the first such execution for the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
    1667 – The first human blood transfusion is administered by Dr. Jean-Baptiste Denys.
    1752 – Benjamin Franklin proves that lightning is electricity (traditional date, the exact date is unknown).
    1775 – American Revolutionary War: George Washington is appointed commander-in-chief of the Continental Army.
    1785 – Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier, co-pilot of the first-ever manned flight (1783), and his companion, Pierre Romain, become the first-ever casualties of an air crash when their hot air balloon explodes during their attempt to cross the English Channel.
    1804 – New Hampshire approves the Twelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution, ratifying the document.
    1836 – Arkansas is admitted as the 25th U.S. state.
    1844 – Charles Goodyear receives a patent for vulcanization, a process to strengthen rubber.
    1846 – The Oregon Treaty establishes the 49th parallel as the border between the United States and Canada, from the Rocky Mountains to the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
    1859 – Pig War: Ambiguity in the Oregon Treaty leads to the "Northwestern Boundary Dispute" between United States and British/Canadian settlers.
    1864 – Arlington National Cemetery is established when 200 acres (0.81 km2) around Arlington Mansion (formerly owned by Confederate General Robert E. Lee) are officially set aside as a military cemetery by U.S. Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton.
    1867 – Atlantic Cable Quartz Lode gold mine located in Montana.
    1877 – Henry Ossian Flipper becomes the first African American cadet to graduate from the United States Military Academy.
    1878 – Eadweard Muybridge takes a series of photographs to prove that all four feet of a horse leave the ground when it runs; the study becomes the basis of motion pictures.
    1888 – Crown Prince Wilhelm becomes Kaiser Wilhelm II; he will be the last Emperor of the German Empire. Due to the death of his predecessors Wilhelm I and Frederick III, 1888 is the Year of the Three Emperors.
    1896 – The deadliest tsunami in Japan's history kills more than 22,000 people.
    1916 – U.S. President Woodrow Wilson signs a bill incorporating the Boy Scouts of America, making them the only American youth organization with a federal charter.
    1919 – John Alcock and Arthur Brown complete the first nonstop transatlantic flight when they reach Clifden, County Galway, Ireland.
    1934 – The U.S. Great Smoky Mountains National Park is founded.
    1937 – A German expedition led by Karl Wien loses sixteen members in an avalanche on Nanga Parbat. It is the worst single disaster to occur on an 8000m peak.
    1944 – World War II: Battle of Saipan: The United States invade Japanese-occupied Saipan.
    1954 – UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) is formed in Basel, Switzerland.
    1962 – Canada launches first space vehicle, 11.3 kg non-orbiting instrument package.
    1978 – King Hussein of Jordan marries American Lisa Halaby, who takes the name Queen Noor.
    1985 – Rembrandt's painting Danaë is attacked by a man (later judged insane) who throws sulfuric acid on the canvas and cuts it twice with a knife.
    1991 – In the Philippines, Mount Pinatubo erupts in the second largest volcanic eruption of the 20th Century. In the end, over 800 people die.
    1992 – The United States Supreme Court rules in United States v. Álvarez-Machaín that it is permissible for the United States to forcibly extradite suspects in foreign countries and bring them to the USA for trial, without approval from those other countries.
    1994 – Israel and Vatican City establish full diplomatic relations.
    1996 – The Provisional Irish Republican Army explodes a large bomb in the middle of Manchester, England, United Kingdom.
    2012 – Nik Wallenda becomes the first person to successfully tightrope walk over Niagara Falls.

    Births:

    1330 – Edward, the Black Prince, English son of King Edward III of England
    1519 – Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset, English son of King Henry VIII of England
    1767 – Rachel Jackson, American wife of Andrew Jackson, 7th First Lady of the United States
    1843 – Edvard Grieg, Norwegian composer
    1882 – Ion Antonescu, Romanian politician
    1906 – Léon Degrelle, Belgian SS officer
    1908 – Sam Giancana, American mobster
    1914 – Yuri Andropov, Soviet politician
    1930 – Marcel Pronovost, Canadian ice hockey player
    1932 – Mario Cuomo, American politician, 52nd Governor of New York
    1932 – Bernie Faloney, American football player
    1937 – Waylon Jennings, American singer-songwriter and musician
    1938 – Billy Williams, American baseball player
    1939 – Ward Connerly, American activist and businessman, founded the American Civil Rights Institute
    1941 – Neal Adams, American artist
    1941 – Harry Nilsson, American singer-songwriter and musician
    1948 – Mike Holmgren, American football coach
    1949 – Dusty Baker, American baseball player and manager
    1949 – Simon Callow, British actor
    1949 – Jim Varney, American actor
    1954 – James Belushi, American actor
    1955 – David Kennedy, American son of Robert F. Kennedy
    1956 – Robin Curtis, American actress
    1958 – Wade Boggs, American baseball player
    1964 – Courteney Cox, American actress, director, and producer
    1969 – Ice Cube, American rapper, producer, director, and actor
    1969 – Ken Jeong, American actor
    1970 – Leah Remini, American actress
    1970 – Zan Tabak, Croatian basketball player
    1971 – Jake Busey, American actor
    1971 – Bif Naked, American-Canadian singer-songwriter, actress, and poet
    1972 – Andy Pettitte, American baseball player
    1973 – Neil Patrick Harris, American actor, singer, and director
    1973 – Greg Vaughan, American actor
    1975 – Elizabeth Reaser, American actress
    1980 – Cara Zavaleta, American model and actress
    1981 – Jeremy Reed, American baseball player
    1983 – Derek Anderson, American football player
    1984 – Tim Lincecum, American baseball player

    Deaths:

    923 – Robert I of France
    991 – Theophanu, Byzantine wife of Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor
    1073 – Emperor Go-Sanjō of Japan
    1246 – Frederick II, Duke of Austria
    1389 – Murad I, Ottoman Sultan
    1389 – Lazar of Serbia, Serbian saint
    1849 – James K. Polk, American lawyer and politician, 11th President of the United States
    1888 – Frederick III, German Emperor
    1965 – Steve Cochran, American actor
    1968 – Sam Crawford, American baseball player
    1976 – Jimmy Dykes, American baseball player and manager
    1989 – Victor French, American actor
    1996 – Ella Fitzgerald, American singer and actress
    2008 – Stan Winston, American makeup artist and director
    2012 – Jerry Tubbs, American football player
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    That's more like it.
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    ON THIS DAY

    On June 16, 1933, President Roosevelt opened his New Deal recovery program, signing bank, rail and industry bills and initiating farm aid.
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    Hey, you two come up with something then.
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    On this date, in 1981, I was freakin born. Yeah.
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    If you'd died on this day, epic, then your entry would be accepted.
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    Happy Birthday. :)
  25. Guinastasia Force Ghost

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    Cool, happy birthday!

    June 16:

    1487 – Battle of Stoke Field, the final engagement of the Wars of the Roses.
    1586 – Mary, Queen of Scots, recognizes Philip II of Spain as her heir and successor.
    1745 – British troops take Cape Breton Island, which is now part of Nova Scotia, Canada.
    1779 – Spain declares war on the Kingdom of Great Britain, and the Great Siege of Gibraltar begins.
    1816 – Lord Byron reads Fantasmagoriana to his four house guests at the Villa Diodati, Percy Shelley, Mary Shelley, Claire Clairmont, and John Polidori, and inspires his challenge that each guest write a ghost story, which culminated in Mary Shelley writing the novel Frankenstein, John Polidori writing the short story The Vampyre, and Byron writing the poem Darkness.
    1846 – The Papal conclave of 1846 concludes. Pope Pius IX is elected Pope beginning the longest reign in the history of the papacy.
    1858 – Abraham Lincoln delivers his House Divided speech in Springfield, Illinois.
    1883 – The Victoria Hall theatre panic in Sunderland, England kills 183 children.
    1897 – A treaty annexing the Republic of Hawaii to the United States is signed; the Republic would not be dissolved until a year later.
    1903 – The Ford Motor Company is incorporated.
    1904 – Irish author James Joyce begins a relationship with Nora Barnacle and subsequently uses the date to set the actions for his novel Ulysses; this date is now traditionally called "Bloomsday".
    1911 – IBM founded as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company in Endicott, New York.
    1922 – General election in the Irish Free State: the pro-Treaty Sinn Féin win a large majority.
    1940 – World War II: Marshal Henri Philippe Pétain becomes Chief of State of Vichy France (Chef de l'État Français).
    1961 – Rudolf Nureyev defects from the Soviet Union.
    1963 – Soviet Space Program: Vostok 6 Mission – Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space.
    1976 – Soweto uprising: a non-violent march by 15,000 students in Soweto, South Africa turns into days of rioting when police open fire on the crowd.
    1981 – President Reagan awards Congressional Gold Medal to Ken Taylor, Canada's former ambassador to Iran, for helping six Americans escape from Iran during the hostage crisis of 1979-80; first foreign citizen given the honour.
    1997 – The Dairat Labguer massacre in Algeria; 50 people are killed.
    2000 – Israel complies with UN Security Council Resolution 425 22 years after its issuance, which calls on Israel to completely withdraw from Lebanon. Israel withdraws from all of Lebanon, except the disputed Shebaa Farms.

    Births:

    1139 – Emperor Konoe of Japan
    1332 – Isabella de Coucy, English daughter of Edward III of England
    1612 – Murad IV, Ottoman Sultan
    1644 – Princess Henrietta of England
    1723 – Adam Smith, Scottish philosopher and economist
    1829 – Geronimo, Native American leader
    1858 – Gustaf V of Sweden
    1890 – Stan Laurel, English actor and comedian
    1907 – Jack Albertson, American actor
    1934 – Roger Neilson, Canadian ice hockey coach
    1937 – Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Bulgarian politician, 48th Prime Minister of Bulgaria, (also last monarch of Bulgaria as Tsar Simeon II)
    1937 – Erich Segal, American author
    1938 – Joyce Carol Oates, American author
    1943 – Joan Van Ark, American actress
    1946 – Derek Sanderson, Canadian ice hockey player
    1948 – Ron LeFlore, American baseball player
    1953 – Valerie Mahaffey, American actress
    1955 – Laurie Metcalf, American actress
    1962 – Wally Joyner, American baseball player
    1970 – Phil Mickelson, American golfer
    1971 – Tupac Shakur, American rapper, producer, and actor
    1975 – Anthony Carter, American basketball player
    1977 – Kevin Foster, American convicted murderer, leader of the Lords of Chaos
    1977 – Kerry Wood, American baseball player
    1981 – Kevin Bieksa, Canadian ice hockey player
    1984 – Jonathan Broxton, American baseball player
    1984 – Rick Nash, Canadian ice hockey player

    Deaths:

    1722 – John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, English general
    1881 – Marie Laveau, American voodoo practitioner
    1930 – Ezra Fitch, American lawyer and businessman, co-founder of Abercrombie & Fitch
    1959 – George Reeves, American actor
    1970 – Brian Piccolo, American football player
    1971 – John Reith, 1st Baron Reith, Scottish broadcaster, co-founded BBC
    1990 – Gertrude Baniszewski, American murderer of Sylvia Likens
    2000 – Empress Kōjun of Japan