JCC On this date in history...

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  1. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    On June 17, 1928, Amelia Earhart embarked on the first trans-Atlantic flight by a woman. She flew from Newfoundland to Wales in about 21 hours.
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    June 17:

    1462 – Vlad III the Impaler attempts to assassinate Mehmed II (The Night Attack) forcing him to retreat from Wallachia.
    1565 – Matsunaga Hisahide assassinates the 13th Ashikaga shogun, Ashikaga Yo****eru.
    1579 – Sir Francis Drake claims a land he calls Nova Albion (modern California) for England.
    1631 – Mumtaz Mahal dies during childbirth. Her husband, Mughal emperor Shah Jahan I, will spend the next 17 years building her mausoleum, the Taj Mahal.
    1673 – French explorers Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet reach the Mississippi River and become the first Europeans to make a detailed account of its course.
    1775 – American Revolutionary War: Colonists inflict heavy casualties on British forces while losing the Battle of Bunker Hill.
    1839 – In the Kingdom of Hawaii, Kamehameha III issues the edict of toleration which gives Roman Catholics the freedom to worship in the Hawaiian Islands. The Hawaii Catholic Church and the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace are established as a result.
    1885 – The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor.
    1932 – Bonus Army: around a thousand World War I veterans amass at the United States Capitol as the U.S. Senate considers a bill that would give them certain benefits.
    1933 – Union Station Massacre: in Kansas City, Missouri, four FBI agents and captured fugitive Frank Nash are gunned down by gangsters attempting to free Nash.
    1939 – Last public guillotining in France: Eugen Weidmann, a convicted murderer, is guillotined in Versailles outside the Saint-Pierre prison
    1940 – World War II: sinking of the RMS Lancastria by the Luftwaffe near Saint-Nazaire, France.
    1944 – Iceland declares independence from Denmark and becomes a republic.
    1948 – A Douglas DC-6 carrying United Airlines Flight 624 crashes near Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania, killing all 43 people on board.
    1958 – The Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing, in the process of being built to connect Vancouver and North Vancouver (Canada), collapses into the Burrard Inlet killing many of the ironworkers and injuring others.
    1958 – The wooden roller coaster at Playland, which is in the Pacific National Exhibition, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada opens. It is still open today.
    1963 – The United States Supreme Court rules 8 to 1 in Abington School District v. Schempp against requiring the reciting of Bible verses and the Lord's Prayer in public schools.
    1967 – The People's Republic of China announces a successful test of its first thermonuclear weapon.
    1971 – President Richard Nixon declares the U.S. War on Drugs.
    1972 – Watergate scandal: five White House operatives are arrested for burgling the offices of the Democratic National Committee, in an attempt by some members of the Republican party to illegally wiretap the opposition.
    1987 – With the death of the last individual of the species, the Dusky Seaside Sparrow becomes extinct.
    1991 – Apartheid: the South African Parliament repeals the Population Registration Act which required racial classification of all South Africans at birth.
    1992 – A "joint understanding" agreement on arms reduction is signed by U.S. President George Bush and Russian President Boris Yeltsin (this would be later codified in START II).
    1994 – Following a televised low-speed highway chase, O.J. Simpson is arrested for the murders of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman.


    1239 – Edward I of England
    1603 – Joseph of Cupertino, Italian saint
    1682 – Charles XII of Sweden
    1742 – William Hooper, American lawyer and politician, signer of the United States Declaration of Independence
    1861 – Pete Browning, American baseball player
    1882 – Igor Stravinsky, Russian composer
    1898 – M. C. Escher, Dutch illustrator
    1900 – Martin Bormann, German Nazi official
    1903 – Ruth Graves Wakefield, American cook and businesswoman, invented the Chocolate chip cookie
    1904 – Ralph Bellamy, American actor
    1943 – Newt Gingrich, American politician and author
    1943 – Barry Manilow, American singer-songwriter and producer
    1951 – Joe Piscopo, American actor
    1952 – Mike Milbury, American ice hockey player, coach, and executive, mega douchebag
    1958 – Jello Biafra, American singer, musician, and activist
    1963 – Greg Kinnear, American actor
    1964 – Erin Murphy, American actress
    1965 – Dermontti Dawson, American football player
    1966 – Jason Patric, American actor
    1970 – Stéphane Fiset, Canadian ice hockey player
    1970 – Will Forte, American actor and writer
    1970 – Jason Hanson, American football player
    1970 – Popeye Jones, American basketball player
    1970 – Michael Showalter, American actor, writer, and director
    1971 – Paulina Rubio, Mexican singer and actress
    1977 – Mark Tauscher, American football player
    1978 – James Corden, British actor and comedian
    1980 – Venus Williams, American tennis player
    1981 – Kyle Boller, American football player


    850 – Tachibana no Kachiko, Japanese empress
    900 – Fulk the Venerable, French Archbishop of Rheims
    1696 – John III Sobieski of Poland
    1775 – John Pitcairn, English military officer
    1797 – Mohammad Khan Qajar of Persia
    1898 – Edward Burne-Jones, British artist
    1986 – Kate Smith, American singer
    1987 – Dick Howser, American baseball player and manager
    2008 – Cyd Charisse, American dancer and actress
    2012 – Rodney King, American victim of police brutality
  3. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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  4. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    On June 18, 1948, the United Nations Commission on Human Rights adopted its International Declaration of Human Rights.
  5. Guinastasia Jedi Grand Master

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    Huh, I thought I posted yesterday. In fact, I could've sworn I did. Oh well.
  6. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    On June 19, 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was approved after surviving an 83-day filibuster in the United States Senate
  7. Guinastasia Jedi Grand Master

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    June 19:

    1269 – King Louis IX of France orders all Jews found in public without an identifying yellow badge to be fined ten livres of silver.
    1306 – The Earl of Pembroke's army defeats Bruce's Scottish army at the Battle of Methven.
    1586 – English colonists leave Roanoke Island, after failing to establish England's first permanent settlement in North America.
    1846 – The first officially recorded, organized baseball game is played under Alexander Cartwright's rules on Hoboken, New Jersey's Elysian Fields with the New York Base Ball Club defeating the Knickerbockers 23-1. Cartwright umpired.
    1850 – Princess Louise of the Netherlands marries Crown Prince Karl of Sweden-Norway.
    1862 – The U.S. Congress prohibits slavery in United States territories, nullifying Dred Scott v. Sandford.
    1865 – Over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, slaves in Galveston, Texas, United States, are finally informed of their freedom. The anniversary is still officially celebrated in Texas and 13 other contiguous states as Juneteenth.
    1867 – Maximilian I of the Second Mexican Empire is executed by a firing squad in Querétaro, Querétaro.
    1910 – The first Father's Day is celebrated in Spokane, Washington.
    1934 – The Communications Act of 1934 establishes the United States' Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
    1953 – Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are executed at Sing Sing, in New York.
    1978 – "Garfield", holder of the Guinness World Record for the world's most widely syndicated comic strip, makes its debut.
    1982 – In one of the first militant attacks by Hezbollah, David S. Dodge, president of the American University in Beirut, is kidnapped.
    1987 – Basque separatist group ETA commits one of its most violent attacks, in which a bomb is set off in a supermarket, Hipercor, killing 21 and injuring 45.
    1991 – The Soviet occupation of Hungary ends.
    2007 – The Al-Khilani Mosque in Baghdad is bombed, killing 78 people and injuring 218 others.
    2009 – Mass riots involving over 10,000 people and 10,000 police officers break out in Shishou, China, over the dubious circumstances surrounding the death of a local chef.


    1301 – Prince Morikuni of Japan
    1566 – James I of England
    1623 – Blaise Pascal, French mathematician and philosopher
    1893 – Madeleine Astor, RMS Titanic survivor
    1896 – Wallis Simpson, American wife of Edward VIII
    1897 – Moe Howard, American actor
    1902 – Guy Lombardo, Canadian-American bandleader and violinist
    1903 – Lou Gehrig, American baseball player
    1906 – Walter Rauff, German SS officer
    1910 – Abe Fortas, American jurist
    1919 – Pauline Kael, American writer and critic
    1930 – Gena Rowlands, American actress
    1945 – Tobias Wolff, American author
    1947 – Salman Rushdie, Indian author
    1948 – Phylicia Rashad, American actress
    1950 – Ann Wilson, American singer-songwriter and musician
    1954 – Kathleen Turner, American actress
    1958 – Sergei Makarov, Russian ice hockey player
    1962 – Paula Abdul, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
    1964 – Laura Ingraham, American radio host and author
    1965 – Sadie Frost, English actress
    1972 – Robin Tunney, American actress
    1974 – Doug Mientkiewicz, American baseball player
    1975 – Poppy Montgomery, Australian actress
    1975 – Anthony Parker, American basketball player
    1976 – Dennis Crowley, American businessman, co-founded Foursquare
    1977 – Peter Warrick, American football player
    1978 – Dirk Nowitzki, German basketball player
    1978 – Zoe Saldana, American actress
    1978 – Claudio Vargas, Dominican baseball player
    1979 – Quentin Jammer, American football player
    1980 – Dan Ellis, Canadian ice hockey player
    1984 – Paul Dano, American actor
    1987 – Rashard Mendenhall, American football player


    1027 – Romuald, Italian sain
    1282 – Eleanor de Montfort, English wife of Llywelyn the Last
    1312 – Piers Gaveston, 1st Earl of Cornwall, English nobleman
    1584 – Francis, Duke of Anjou
    1786 – Nathanael Greene, American military commander
    1787 – Princess Sophie Hélène Béatrice of France, French daughter of Louis XVI of France and Marie Antoinette
    1867 – Maximilian I of Mexico
    1902 – Albert of Saxony
    1937 – J. M. Barrie, Scottish author
    1953 – Ethel Rosenberg, American convicted spy
    1953 – Julius Rosenberg, American convicted spy
    1975 – Sam Giancana, American mobster
    1977 – Olave Baden-Powell, wife of Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell
    1987 – Teresa Cormack, New Zealand murder victim
    1991 – Jean Arthur, American actress
    1995 – Peter Townsend, Royal Air Force officer
    2007 – Terry Hoeppner, American football coach
    2010 – Manute Bol, Sudanese basketball player and humanitarian
    2012 – Richard Lynch, American actor
  8. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    On June 20, 1967, the boxer Muhammad Ali was convicted in Houston of violating Selective Service laws by refusing to be drafted. The conviction was later overturned by the Supreme Court.
  9. Ghost Chosen One

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    And tomorrow is my 24th birthday! :D
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  10. Guinastasia Jedi Grand Master

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    Happy Birthday!

    June 20:

    451 – Battle of Chalons: Flavius Aetius' battles Attila the Hun. After the battle, which was inconclusive, Attila retreats, causing the Romans to interpret it as a victory.
    1214 – The University of Oxford receives its charter.
    1605 – After only three months as tsar, 16-year-old Feodor II of Russia is assassinated.
    1685 – Monmouth Rebellion: James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth declares himself King of England at Bridgwater.
    1787 – Oliver Ellsworth moves at the Federal Convention to call the government the United States.
    1819 – The U.S. vessel SS Savannah arrives at Liverpool, England, United Kingdom. It is the first steam-propelled vessel to cross the Atlantic, although most of the journey is made under sail.
    1837 – Queen Victoria succeeds to the British throne.
    1840 – Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph.
    1863 – American Civil War: West Virginia is admitted as the 35th U.S. state.
    1877 – Alexander Graham Bell installs the world's first commercial telephone service in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
    1893 – Lizzie Borden is acquitted of the murders of her father and stepmother.
    1900 – Boxer Rebellion: The Imperial Chinese Army begins a 55-day siege of the Legation Quarter in Beijing, China.
    1940 – World War II: Italy begins an unsuccessful invasion of France.
    1942 – The Holocaust: Kazimierz Piechowski and three others, dressed as members of the SS-Totenkopfverbände, steal an SS staff car and escape from the Auschwitz concentration camp.
    1943 – The Detroit Race Riot breaks out and continues for three more days.
    1948 – Toast of the Town, later The Ed Sullivan Show, makes its television debut.
    1956 – A Venezuelan Super-Constellation crashes in the Atlantic Ocean off Asbury Park, New Jersey, killing 74 people.
    1959 – A rare June hurricane strikes Canada's Gulf of St. Lawrence killing 35.
    1963 – The so-called "red telephone" is established between the Soviet Union and the United States following the Cuban Missile Crisis.
    1972 – Watergate scandal: An 18½-minute gap appears in the tape recording of the conversations between U.S. President Richard Nixon and his advisers regarding the recent arrests of his operatives while breaking into the Watergate complex.
    1973 – Ezeiza massacre in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Snipers fire upon left-wing Peronists. At least 13 are killed and more than 300 are injured.
    1979 – ABC News correspondent Bill Stewart is shot dead by a Nicaraguan soldier under the regime of Anastasio Somoza Debayle. The murder is caught on tape and sparks an international outcry against the regime.
    1991 – The German Bundestag votes to move the capital from Bonn back to Berlin.
    2003 – The WikiMedia Foundation is founded in St. Petersburg, Florida.
    2009 – During the Iranian election protests, the death of Neda Agha-Soltan is captured on video and spreads virally on the Internet, making it "probably the most widely witnessed death in human history".


    1005 – Ali az-Zahir, Egyptian caliph
    1733 – Betty Washington Lewis, American sister of George Washington
    1763 – Wolfe Tone, Irish patriot
    1908 – Billy Werber, American baseball player
    1909 – Errol Flynn, Australian actor
    1924 – Audie Murphy, American soldier and actor Medal of Honor recipient, all around badass
    1928 – Martin Landau, American actor
    1928 – Jean-Marie Le Pen, French politician
    1931 – Olympia Dukakis, American actress
    1933 – Danny Aiello, American actor
    1935 – Len Dawson, American football player
    1942 – Brian Wilson, American singer-songwriter, musician, and producer
    1945 – Anne Murray, Canadian singer and guitarist
    1949 – Lionel Richie, American singer-songwriter, musician, producer, and actor
    1954 – Miles O'Keeffe, American actor
    1956 – Peter Reid, English footballer
    1960 – John Taylor, English musician, songwriter, producer, and actor
    1967 – Nicole Kidman, Australian-American actress
    1970 – Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco
    1971 – Josh Lucas, American actor
    1971 – Rodney Rogers, American basketball player
    1972 – Paul Bako, American baseball player
    1978 – LaVar Arrington, American football player
    1983 – Darren Sproles, American football player
    1985 – Matt Flynn, American football player
    1986 – Dreama Walker, American actress
    1989 – Christopher Mintz-Plasse, American actor


    451 – Theodoric I, Roman emperor
    537 – Silverius, pope of Rome
    1176 – Mikhail of Vladimir
    1605 – Feodor II of Russia
    1837 – William IV of the United Kingdom
    1947 – Bugsy Siegel, American mobster
    1966 – Georges Lemaître, Belgian priest, physicist, and astronomer (proposed the Big Bang theory)
    1972 – Howard Deering Johnson, American businessman, founded Howard Johnson's
    2011 – Ryan Dunn, American stuntman and actor
    2012 – Judy Agnew, American wife of Spiro Agnew
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  11. heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager

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    Paul Bako. Now that's a bit obscure.
  12. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    #1 pop hit on this date in 1980: Funkytown.
  13. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    On June 21, 1964, three civil rights workers disappeared in Philadelphia, Miss. Their bodies were found buried in an earthen dam six weeks later. Eight members of the Ku Klux Klan went to prison on federal conspiracy charges; none served more than six years
  14. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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  15. Guinastasia Jedi Grand Master

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    June 21:

    217 BC – The Romans, led by Gaius Flaminius, are ambushed and defeated by Hannibal at the Battle of Lake Trasimene.
    533 – A Byzantine expeditionary fleet under Belisarius sails from Constantinople to attack the Vandals in Africa, via Greece and Sicily.
    1582 – Japanese daimyo Oda Nobunaga is forced to commit suicide in Honnō-ji, Kyoto. (By ritual seppuku, too!)
    1734 – In Montreal in New France, a slave known by the French name of Marie-Joseph Angélique is put to death, having been convicted of setting the fire that destroyed much of the city.
    1791 – King Louis XVI of France and his immediate family begin the Flight to Varennes during the French Revolution.
    1798 – Irish Rebellion of 1798: The British Army defeats Irish rebels at the Battle of Vinegar Hill.
    1877 – The Molly Maguires, ten Irish immigrants convicted of murder, are hanged at the Schuylkill County and Carbon County, Pennsylvania prisons.
    1900 – Boxer Rebellion. China formally declared war on the United States, Britain, Germany, France and Japan, as an edict issued from the Dowager Empress Cixi.
    1900 – Baron Eduard Toll, leader of the Russian Polar Expedition of 1900, departed Saint Petersburg in Russia on the explorer ship Zarya, never to return.
    1915 – The U.S. Supreme Court hands down its decision in Guinn v. United States 238 US 347 1915, striking down an Oklahoma law denying the right to vote to some citizens.
    1919 – The Royal Canadian Mounted Police fire a volley into a crowd of unemployed war veterans, killing two, during the Winnipeg General Strike.
    1919 – Admiral Ludwig von Reuter scuttles the German fleet in Scapa Flow, Orkney. The nine sailors killed are the last casualties of World War I.
    1948 – Columbia Records introduces the long-playing record album in a public demonstration at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York, New York.
    1957 – Ellen Fairclough is sworn in as Canada's first woman Cabinet Minister.
    1963 – Cardinal Giovanni Battista Montini is elected as Pope Paul VI.
    1973 – In handing down the decision in Miller v. California 413 US 15, the Supreme Court of the United States establishes the Miller Test for obscenity in U.S. law.
    1982 – John Hinckley is found not guilty by reason of insanity for the attempted assassination of U.S. President Ronald Reagan.
    2000 – Section 28 (of the Local Government Act 1988), outlawing the 'promotion' of homosexuality in the United Kingdom, is repealed in Scotland with a 99 to 17 vote.
    2006 – Pluto's newly discovered moons are officially named Nix & Hydra.
    2009 – Greenland assumes self-rule.
    2012 – A boat carrying more than 200 refugees capsized in the Indian Ocean between the Indonesian island of Java and Christmas Island, killing 17 people and leaving 70 other missing,


    1002 – Pope Leo IX
    1528 – Maria of Austria, Holy Roman Empress
    1639 – Increase Mather, American minister and author
    1850 – Daniel Carter Beard, American illustrator and author, founder of the Boy Scouts of America
    1902 – Howie Morenz, Canadian ice hockey player
    1905 – Jacques Goddet, French sports journalist, director of the Tour de France
    1905 – Jean-Paul Sartre, French philosopher and writer
    1921 – Judy Holliday, American actress
    1921 – Jane Russell, American actress
    1925 – Maureen Stapleton, American actress
    1935 – Monte Markham, American actor
    1944 – Ray Davies, English singer-songwriter and musician
    1947 – Meredith Baxter, American actress
    1947 – Michael Gross, American actor
    1950 – Joey Kramer, American drummer and songwriter
    1961 – Kip Winger, American singer-songwriter, musician, and producer
    1967 – Carrie Preston, American actress
    1973 – Juliette Lewis, American actress and singer
    1981 – Yann Danis, Canadian ice hockey player
    1981 – Garrett Jones, American baseball player (GO BUCS!)
    1982 – Prince William, Duke of Cambridge
    1983 – Edward Snowden, whistleblower behind PRISM
    1997 – Rebecca Black, American singer, dancer, and actress
    1997 – Ferdinand Zvonimir von Habsburg, Austrian archduke and motor racer


    223 – Liu Bei, Chinese Emperor
    1377 – Edward III of England
    1527 – Niccolò Machiavelli, Italian historian and author
    1582 – Oda Nobunaga, Japanese warlord
    1591 – Aloysius Gonzaga, Italian saint
    1631 – John Smith, English soldier and explorer
    1876 – Antonio López de Santa Anna, Mexican politician, President of Mexico
    1908 – Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian composer
    1940 – Smedley Butler, American general, major badass
    1954 – Gideon Sundback, Swedish-American engineer, developed the zipper
    1964 – James Chaney, American civil rights activist and murder victim
    1964 – Andrew Goodman, American civil rights activist and murder victim
    1964 – Michael Schwerner, American civil rights activist and murder victim
    1998 – Al Campanis, American baseball player and executive
    2001 – John Lee Hooker, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
    2001 – Carroll O'Connor, American actor
    2003 – Jason Moran, Australian criminal
    2003 – Roger Neilson, Canadian ice hockey coach
    2003 – Leon Uris, American writer
    2007 – Bob Evans, American businessman, founded Bob Evans Restaurants
  16. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    On June 22, 1940, during World War II, Adolf Hitler gained a stunning victory as France was forced to sign an armistice eight days after German forces overran Paris.
  17. Guinastasia Jedi Grand Master

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    June 22:

    1633 – The Holy Office in Rome forces Galileo Galilei to recant his view that the Sun, not the Earth, is the center of the Universe in the form he presented it in, after heated controversy.

    1918 – The Hammond Circus Train Wreck kills 86 and injures 127 near Hammond, Indiana.

    1944 – Opening day of the Soviet Union's Operation Bagration against the Army Group Centre.

    1954 – In Christchurch (New Zealand) Pauline Parker and Juliet Hulme murder Pauline's mother because they think she is in the way of their close friendship (movie Heavenly Creatures by Peter Jackson in 1994).


    1903 – John Dillinger, American bank robber and murderer
    1922 – Bill Blass, American fashion designer
    1936 – Kris Kristofferson, American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor
    1948 – Todd Rundgren, American singer-songwriter, musician, and producer
    1949 – Meryl Streep, American actress
    1953 – Cyndi Lauper, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
    1958 – Bruce Campbell, American actor
    1980 – Ilya Bryzgalov, Russian professional ice hockey goaltender


    1965 – David O. Selznick, American film producer
    1969 – Judy Garland, American singer and actress
    1987 – Fred Astaire, American dancer and actor
    1993 – Pat Nixon, American economist and educator, 37th First Lady of the United States
    2002 – Ann Landers, American columnist
    2008 – George Carlin, American comedian, actor, and author
  18. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    On June 23, 1947, the Senate joined the House in overriding President Truman's veto of the Taft-Hartley Act.
  19. I Are The Internets Force Ghost

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    Was there a violent and bloody uprising during this overriding Juliet?
  20. Guinastasia Jedi Grand Master

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    June 23:

    1812 – War of 1812: Great Britain revokes the restrictions on American commerce, thus eliminating one of the chief reasons for going to war.
    1868 – Typewriter: Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention he called the "Type-Writer."
    1917 – In a game against the Washington Senators, Boston Red Sox pitcher Ernie Shore retires 26 batters in a row after replacing Babe Ruth, who had been ejected for punching the umpire.
    1942 – World War II: the first selections for the gas chamber at Auschwitz take place on a train full of Jews from Paris.
    1959 – A fire in a resort hotel in Stalheim (Norway) kills 34 people.
    1960 – The United States Food and Drug Administration declares Enovid to be the first officially approved combined oral contraceptive pill in the world.
    1967 – Cold War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin in Glassboro, New Jersey for the three-day Glassboro Summit Conference.
    1968 – 74 are killed and 150 injured in a football stampede towards a closed exit in a Buenos Aires stadium.
    1972 – Watergate Scandal: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon and White House Chief of Staff H. R. Haldeman are taped talking about using the Central Intelligence Agency to obstruct the Federal Bureau of Investigation's investigation into the Watergate break-ins.
    1972 – Title IX of the United States Civil Rights Act of 1964 is amended to prohibit sexual discrimination to any educational program receiving federal funds.
    1973 – A fire at a house in Hull, England which kills a six year old boy is passed off as an accident; it later emerges as the first of 26 deaths by fire caused over the next seven years by arsonist Peter Dinsdale.
    1982 – Chinese American Vincent Chin dies in a coma after being beaten in Highland Park, Michigan on June 19, by two auto workers who had mistaken him for Japanese and who were angry about the success of Japanese auto companies.
    1985 – A terrorist bomb aboard Air India Flight 182 brings the Boeing 747 down off the coast of Ireland killing all 329 aboard.


    1763 – Joséphine de Beauharnais, French wife of Napoleon I
    1884 – Cyclone Taylor, Canadian ice hockey player
    1894 – Edward VIII of the United Kingdom
    1894 – Alfred Kinsey, American entomologist and sexologist
    1912 – Alan Turing, English mathematician
    1929 – June Carter Cash, American singer-songwriter, musician, and actress
    1940 – Stuart Sutcliffe, Scottish singer and bassist (The Beatles)
    1948 – Clarence Thomas, American judge, 95th Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
    1955 – Glenn Danzig, American singer-songwriter, musician, producer, and author
    1971 – Félix Potvin, Canadian ice hockey player
    1972 – Selma Blair, American actress
    1974 – Joel Edgerton, Australian actor
    1982 – Derek Boogaard, Canadian-American ice hockey player
    1983 – Brooks Laich, Canadian ice hockey player


    1995 – Jonas Salk, American biologist and physician
    1995 – Anatoli Tarasov, Russian ice hockey coach
    1997 – Betty Shabazz, American educator and activist, wife of Malcolm X
    1998 – Maureen O'Sullivan, Irish actress
    2006 – Aaron Spelling, American actor and producer, founded Spelling Television
  21. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    On June 24, 1997, the Air Force released a report on the so-called "Roswell Incident," suggesting the alien bodies witnesses reported seeing in 1947 were actually life-sized dummies.
  22. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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  23. yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master

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    Aaron Spelling is dead? I had assumed he had a pact with the Devil that gave him immortality. I guess that explains why his talentless children haven't been getting any acting jobs lately.
  24. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    Yeah, he passed away from Alzheimer's back in '06.
  25. Guinastasia Jedi Grand Master

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    June 24:

    1314 – First War of Scottish Independence: the Battle of Bannockburn concludes with a decisive victory by Scottish forces led by Robert the Bruce, though England did not recognize Scottish independence until 1328 with the signing of the Treaty of Edinburgh-Northampton.
    1374 – A sudden outbreak of St. John's Dance causes people in the streets of Aachen, Germany, to experience hallucinations and begin to jump and twitch uncontrollably until they collapse from exhaustion.
    1509 – Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon are crowned King and Queen of England.
    1846 – The saxophone is patented by Adolphe Sax in Paris, France.
    1880 – First performance of O Canada, the song that would become the national anthem of Canada, at the Congrès national des Canadiens-Français.
    2004 – In New York, capital punishment is declared unconstitutional.


    1314 – Philippa of Hainault, queen of Edward III of England
    1850 – Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener, English field marshal
    1893 – Roy O. Disney, American businessman, co-founded The Walt Disney Company
    1901 – Chuck Taylor, American basketball player and salesman
    1919 – Al Molinaro, American actor
    1941 – Charles Whitman, American murderer
    1944 – Jeff Beck, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
    1945 – Wayne Cashman, Canadian ice hockey player
    1947 – Mick Fleetwood, English drummer and actor
    1950 – Nancy Allen, American actress
    1950 – Mercedes Lackey, American writer
    1958 – John Tortorella, American ice hockey coach
    1961 – Bernie Nicholls, Canadian ice hockey player
    1964 – Gary Suter, American ice hockey player
    1965 – Uwe Krupp, German ice hockey player
    1967 – Sherry Stringfield, American actress
    1975 – Marek Malik, Czech ice hockey player
    1982 – Jarret Stoll, Canadian ice hockey player
    1990 – Michael Del Zotto, Canadian ice hockey player


    1519 – Lucrezia Borgia, Italian wife of Alfonso I d'Este, Duke of Ferrara
    1803 – Matthew Thornton, Irish-American politician, signer of the United States Declaration of Independence
    1908 – Grover Cleveland, American politician, 22nd and 24th President of the United States
    1984 – Clarence Campbell, Canadian 3rd president of the National Hockey League
    1987 – Jackie Gleason, American actor and singer
    2006 – Patsy Ramsey, American mother of JonBenét Ramsey