Ken Fussichen's History Of The Day For
June 11th

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1346 Charles IV of Luxembourg is elected Holy Roman Emperor.Ref: 2
1381*Men of Kent begin marching to London. The "true commons" kill any tax collectors, lawyers, and royal officials they catch (except in Kent, where fear of French raiders leads them to spare anyone living within 12 leagues of the coast). They sack manor houses and monasteries and harass the king's mother. 
1509*England's King Henry VIII marries his first wife, Catherine of Aragon.Ref: 70
1727*George II succeeds his father George I.Ref: 92
1776*Congress appointed a committee, chaired by Thomas Jefferson, to draft a declaration of independence. (XDG, p 4A, 6/11/2000)Ref: 83
1782*At a great council at Wappatomika, the Ottowa, Chippewa, Delaware, Wyandot, Munsee, Cherokee and Shawnee meet and discover Cornwallis' defeat at Yorktown. Colonel William Crawford, captured 5 days earlier, is burned at the stake. Simon Girty is present. Folklore indicates Girty enjoyed the display.Ref: 58
1788*First British ship built on Pacific coast begun at Nootka Sound, BC.Ref: 5
1799*Richard Allen (1760-1831), first African- American bishop in the U.S., was ordained a deacon of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia.Ref: 5
1804*The first Greene County (OH) commission meeting is held "at the house of Peter Borders on Beaver Creek". Commissioners were elected and they adjourned.Ref: 56
1850*Birth of David C. Cook, pioneer developer of Sunday School curriculum. In 1875, Cook founded the David C. Cook Publishing Co., headquartered today in Elgin, Illinois.Ref: 5
1859*Comstock silver load discovered near Virginia City, NV.Ref: 5
1864*300' (90 m) of Meigg's Wharf washed away in storm.Ref: 5
1865*Major General Henry W. Halleck finds documents and archives of the Confederate government in Richmond, Virginia. This discovery will lead to the publication of the official war records.Ref: 2
1889*A high school devoted to business opened in Washington, DC. The Washington Business High School was the first such institution in America.Ref: 4
1896*US Assay Office in Deadwood, South Dakota authorized.Ref: 5
1901 Cook Islands annexed & proclaimed part of New Zealand.Ref: 5
1905*Penns Railroad debuts fastest train in world (NY-Chicago in 18 hrs).Ref: 5
1918*Brazil's first Pentecostal Church was established by missionaries Daniel Berg and Adolf Gunnar Vingren. The new congregation was registered as an 'Assembly of God' church.Ref: 5
1920*Vanzetti, despite having no previous criminal record,is indicted for the Bridgewater hold-up. He is quickly brought to trial, convicted, and sentenced to the maximum sentence of 12 to 15 years by Judge Thayer.Ref: 87
1921*Lola Andrews testifies that she had spoken to a man working under a car in front of the shoe factory the day of the robbery and identified Sacco as the man. She denies stating during an interview that a picture of Sacco did not resemble the man she had seen.Ref: 87
1930*Congress authorized the BOI's National Division of Identification and Information to collect and compile uniform crime statistics for the entire United States. Previously, this program was handled by the International Association of Chiefs of Police.Ref: 14
1934 The Disarmament Conference in Geneva ends in failure.Ref: 2
1936*The Presbyterian Church of America (PCA) was organized in Philadelphia. In 1938 the denomination changed its name to the Orthodox Presbyterian Church.Ref: 5
1937*Soviet leader Josef Stalin begins a purge of Red Army generals.Ref: 36
1939*The King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon; later known as the Queen Mother) of Great Britain were in America to visit with President and Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt. As is befitting of such a grand event, the King and Queen were fed some of the gourmet foods of the United States. In fact, it was the first time that both the King and Queen had tasted hot dogs.Ref: 4
1942*Eichmann meets with representatives from France, Belgium and Holland to coordinate deportation plans for Jews.Ref: 35
1943*Himmler orders liquidation of all Jewish ghettos in occupied Poland.Ref: 35
1944*First Serbian Orthodox cathedral in US, the Cathedral of St Sava, NYC, opens.Ref: 5
1947*The government announced the end of household and institutional sugar rationing, to take effect the next day.Ref: 5
1951 Mozambique becomes an oversea province of Portugal.Ref: 5
1963*Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is arrested in Florida for trying to integrate restaurants.Ref: 2
1963*JFK says segregation is morally wrong & that it is "time to act".Ref: 5
1963*Gov. George Wallace confronted federal troops at the University of Alabama in an effort to defy a federal court order to allow two blacks to enroll at the school.Ref: 70
1966 French & German media mistakenly report death of Roger Daltry.Ref: 5
1967 Israel and Syria accept a U. N. cease-fire.Ref: 2
1967*Race riot in Tampa Florida; National Guard mobilizes.Ref: 5
1969*The U.S. Senate confirmed Warren Burger to be chief justice of the United States, succeeding Earl Warren.Ref: 70
1970*The United States presence in Libya came to an end as the last detachment left Wheelus Air Base.Ref: 5
1975*First oil pumped ashore from Britain's north sea oil fields.Ref: 10
1978*Leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints struck down a 148-year-old policy of excluding black men from the Mormon priesthood. Joseph Freeman Junior became the first black priest ordained in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.Ref: 70
1980*K-Ingleside streetcar converts to METRO service (SF).Ref: 5
1985*American educator Thomas Sutherland was kidnapped in Lebanon.Ref: 70
1986*A divided Supreme Court struck down a Pennsylvania abortion law while reaffirming its 1973 decision establishing a constitutional right to abortion.Ref: 70
1987*Margaret Thatcher became the first British prime minister in 160 years to win a third consecutive term in office.Ref: 70
1990*UN appoints Olivia Newton-John environmental ambassadorRef: 5
1990*The Supreme Court struck down a federal law prohibiting desecration of the American flag.Ref: 70
1991*President Bush authorized $1.5 billion in agricultural credit guarantees for the Soviet Union.Ref: 6
1992*The Supreme Court ruled that people who commit hate crimes may be sentenced to extra punishment.Ref: 70
1993*The US Supreme Court rules that religious groups have a constitutional right to sacrifice animals in worship services. (XDG, p 4A, 6/11/2003)Ref: 83
1996*Senator Bob Dole (R-KS) ended his Senate career (to make a run for the US Presidency) with an emotional farewell speech before a packed Senate chamber. He had spent some 27 years as a US Senator.Ref: 4
1997*Russian-Belarus Union Charter goes into effectRef: 89
2000*A day after the death of Syrian President Hafez Assad, his son, Bashar, was unanimously nominated by Syria's ruling Baath Party to succeed his father.Ref: 6
2000*An unruly group of men doused women with water and groped them in NY's Central Park; some of the assaults were captured on home video.Ref: 6
2003*(Airport Security Breach) A man brings a 4-inch knife aboard a United Airlines flight. (WSJ, p B1, 9/03/2003)Ref: 33
1517*Sir Thomas Pert reached Hudson Bay.Ref: 5
1770*Captain James Cook, commander of the British ship "Endeavour," discovered the Great Barrier Reef off Australia by running onto it.Ref: 5
1793*The first patent for a stove was issued -- to Robert Haeterick.Ref: 4
1895*Charles E. Duryea receives the first US patent granted to an American inventor for a gasoline-driven automobile.Ref: 2
1912*Silas Christoferson becomes the first airplane pilot to take off from the roof of a hotel. He did the deed from atop the Multnomah Hotel in Portland, OR.Ref: 4
1926*Ford Tri-Motor makes first flight from Ford Airport out of Dearborn, MI.Ref: 45
1927*Charles A. Lindbergh was presented the first Distinguished Flying Cross.Ref: 4
1930*Charles William Beebe, of the NY Zoological Society, dives to a record-setting depth of 1,426 feet off the coast of Bermuda, in a diving chamber called a bathysphere.Ref: 2
1955*First jet magnesium airplane flown.Ref: 5
1986*The Rogers Commission released its report on the Challenger disaster, criticizing NASA and rocket-builder Morton Thiokol for management problems leading to the explosion that claimed the lives of seven astronauts.Ref: 70
1991*Microsoft releases MS DOS 5.0Ref: 5
-1184 -BC- Greeks finally captured Troy.Ref: 5
1488*Battle of Sauchieburn, Scotland.Ref: 5
1798*Napoleon Bonaparte takes the island of Malta.Ref: 2
1861*Union forces under General George B. McClellen repulse a Confederate force at Rich Mountain in western Virginia.Ref: 2
1915*British troops take Cameroon in Africa.Ref: 2
1940*The Italian Air Force bombs the British fortress at Malta in the Mediterranean.Ref: 2
1940*Norway surrendered to the Nazis during World War II.Ref: 70
1942*The United States signs a lend-lease agreement with the Soviet Union to aid the Soviet war effort. (XDG, p 4A, 6/11/2000)Ref: 83
1943*The Italian island of Pantelleria surrenders after a heavy air bombardment.Ref: 2
1944*US carrier-based planes attack Japanese airfields on Guam , Rota, Saipan and Tinian islands, preparing for the invasion of Saipan. The Greatest Aircraft Carrier Duel.Ref: 2
1982 Israel & Syria stop fighting in Lebanon.Ref: 5
1993*UN forces launch a nighttime attack against the forces of Somali warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid. (XDG, p 4A, 6/11/2003)Ref: 83
2003*USA Today cites unconfirmed reports of Saddam Hussein sightings north of Baghdad, paying bounties for dead American soldiers. (USA Today, p 10A, 6/11/2003)Ref: 13
1895*World's first car race begins (Paris to Bordeaux and back, 732 miles); Emile Levassor-France wins.Ref: 5
1904*After pitching nine and a third innings of no-hit baseball, Cub hurler Bob Wicker settles for a 1-0, twelve inning one-hit victory over the Giants.Ref: 1
1911*Tigers trailing White Sox 13-1 come back to win 16-15.Ref: 5
1916*Guy Morton, Cleveland Indians, strikes out 4 batters in the 7th inning. (Sporting News Complete Baseball Record Book, 2002, ISBN 0-89204-668-0) 
1919*Sir Barton won the Belmont Stakes, becoming horse racing's first Triple Crown winner.Ref: 70
1927*Babe Ruth hits 19th & 20th of 60 HRs.Ref: 5
1938*The Reds' Johnny Vander Meer no-hits the Braves. It is the first of two consecutive no-hitters he will hurl.Ref: 1
1950*Golfing legend Ben Hogan, returning to tournament play after a near-fatal auto mishap, won the US Open golf tourney in a three-way playoff with Lloyd Mangrum and George Fazio.Ref: 4
1955*Eddie Arcaro ties record of 6 Belmont Stakes wins.Ref: 5
1961*In Game 1 of a twin bill at Tiger Stadium, Norm Cash becomes the first Detroit player to hit a fair ball over the right field roof. The first baseman's prodigious poke off Joe McClain is to no avail as the Tigers lose to the Senators, 7-4.Ref: 1
1961*Roger Maris hits 19th & 20th of 61 HRs.Ref: 5
1967*The Met (4) /Cub (7) doubleheader features eleven HRs tying the major league mark held by Yankees (6)/Tigers (5) in 1950.Ref: 1
1972*Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves tied (with Gil Hodges of the Giants) the National League record for the most grand-slam home runs in a career, with 14. The Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 15-3 to make the celebration even better.Ref: 4
1973*Women were licensed to box or wrestle in PA following a ruling by the Justice Department of the State of PA.Ref: 4
1973*Secretariat became horse racing's first Triple Crown winner in 25 years by winning the Belmont Stakes.Ref: 70
1977*Seattle Slew wins Belmont Stakes & Triple Crown.Ref: 5
1981*The Mariners' 8-2 victory over the Orioles played in the Kingdome the will be the last game played before the major league players go on strike. The work stoppage will last 50 days.Ref: 1
1981*Fergie Jenkins and the Texas Rangers blow a 3-1 sixth-inning lead as the Brewers rally for a 6-3 victory on the last day before the players' strike. Had Texas held on to win, it would have remained in first place and clinched a playoff spot.Ref: 86
1982*Larry Holmes defeats Gerry Cooney, retains WBC heavyweight crown.Ref: 5
1982*Zhu Jianhua of China set a new world record in high jump at 7-9 14.Ref: 5
1985*Von Hayes of the Philadelphia Phillies became the 21st player in major-league baseball history to hit a pair of home runs in one inning as he led the Phillies to a 26-7 cakewalk over the NY Mets.Ref: 4
1988*Yankee hurler Rick Rhoden becomes the first pitcher to ever start as the designated hitter.Ref: 1
1988*Galina Chistyakova of USSR sets long jump woman's record (24"8˝").Ref: 5
1989*Youngest male French Open champ & first US champ since 1955, Michael Chang, 17, beats Stefan Edberg of Sweden.Ref: 5
1990*At the age of 43, Ranger Nolan Ryan no-hits the A's, 5-0 becoming the oldest player to throw a no-hitter extending his major league record to six. He also becomes the first player to accomplish the feat for three different teams.Ref: 1
1991*Chicago Bulls beat LA Lakers 4 games to 1 for the NBA titleRef: 5
1995*Lee Smith sets a major league record nailing down his 16th consecutive save in 16 appearances. Doug Jones had previously set the mark in 1988 recording 15 straight saves in 15 appearances with the Indians.Ref: 1
1995*Mark McGwire ties a major league record by hitting five homers in back-to-back games. His three homers today in consecutive at-bats helps the A's defeat the Red Sox, 8-1.Ref: 1
1997*After 11 straight wins starting on Opening Day, Roger Clemens gets beat for the first time as the Mariners defeat the Blue Jays 5-1.Ref: 1
1999*The Milwaukee Brewers retire Paul Molitor's No. 4 in a pre-game ceremony. Should he be elected into Baseball's Hall of Fame, Molitor stated he would be honored to enter as a Milwaukee Brewer.Ref: 86
2000*Gustavo Kuerten of Brazil won his second French Open title, beating Magnus Norman 6-2, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (6).Ref: 6
2002*In the top of the ninth inning during the Indians and Phillies interleague game at Jacobs Field, an explosive device thrown from the upper deck, explodes in a lower-level smoking area causing minor injuries to two people. Three young men suspected of causing the blast, which is heard throughout the ballpark, are held on suspicion of felonious assault and aggravated arson.Ref: 1
2003*Using a record six pitchers, the Astros no-hit the Yankees for the first time since Orioles' knuckleballer Hoyt Wilhelm's accomplished the feat in 1958 with a 1-0 victory . Roy Oswalt, Pete Munro, Kirk Saarloos, Brad Lidge, Octavio Dotel and Billy Wagner are responsible for stopping the Bronx Bombers at 6,980 games with at least one hit.Ref: 1
1928*King Oliver and his band recorded Tin Roof Blues for Vocalion Records.Ref: 4
1937 Marx Brothers' "A Day At The Races" released.Ref: 5
1940*The Ink Spots recorded Maybe on Decca Records. By September, 1940, the song had climbed to the number two position on the nation’s pop music charts.Ref: 4
1949*Hank Williams sang a show-stopper on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. He sang the classic Lovesick Blues, one of his most beloved songs.Ref: 4
1959*Postmaster General bans D.H. Lawrence's book, Lady Chatterley's Lover.Ref: 5
1961*Roy Orbison was wrapping up a week at number one on the Billboard record chart with Running Scared, his first number one hit. Orbison recorded 23 hits for the pop charts, but only one other song made it to number one: Oh Pretty Woman in 1964. He came close with a number two effort, Crying, number four with Dream Baby and number five with Mean Woman Blues. Orbison was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987; but suffered a fatal heart attack just one year later.Ref: 4
1966*Janis Joplin made her first onstage appearance -- at the Avalon ballroom in San Francisco. She began her professional career at the age of 23 with Big Brother and The Holding Company. The group was a sensation at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967. Piece of My Heart was the only hit to chart for the group in 1968. Big Brother and The Holding Company disbanded in 1972, though Joplin continued in a solo career with hits such as Down on Me and Me and Bobby McGee. Janis ‘Pearl’ Joplin died of a heroin overdose in Hollywood in October, 1970. The movie The Rose, starring Bette Midler, was inspired by the life of the rock star.Ref: 4
1969*David Bowie releases "Space Oddity".Ref: 5
1972 The controversial 62-minute XXX-rated film Deep Throat opened at the Mature World Theatre in New York City. Linda Lovelace starred.Ref: 4
1977*Main Street Electrical Parade premiers [Disneyland? WDW?].Ref: 5
1977*ELO releases "Telephone Line".Ref: 5
1982 The movie E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial opened. Steven Spielberg directed this classic. It dazzled audiences with state-of-the-art special effects and a touching, humorous, story line, grossing over $100 million in its first 31 days of theatrical release.Ref: 4
1984*The Disney Company paid $32M in greenmail to corporate raider Saul Steinberg to make him go away.Ref: 73
1985*WJW-AM/TV in Cleveland Ohio change call letters to WRMR.Ref: 5
1991*Actress Julia Roberts and actor Kiefer Sutherland called off their wedding three days before it was to have taken place.Ref: 6
1993 US audiences rumbled to theatres for a first look at Jurassic Park. The Steven Spielberg-directed dinosaur blockbuster billed a gigantic $47.06 million -- just for openers.Ref: 4
2002*Rock star Paul McCartney married Heather Mills in a remote Irish castle.Ref: 70
1572*Ben Jonson England, playwright/poet (Volpone, Alchemist), is born.Ref: 68
1588*George Wither, English poet and Puritan pamphleteer, is born.Ref: 70
1753*Hawaiian King Kamehameha I is born.Ref: 68
1769*Anne Newport Royall, American newspaper reporter, is born.Ref: 2
1776*John Constable England, landscape painter (Hay Wain), is born.Ref: 5
1815*Julia Cameron, English portrait photographer, is born.Ref: 70
1823*James L. Kemper, Confederate general during the American Civil War, is born.Ref: 2
1847*Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett, leader of English women's movement, is born.Ref: 5
1864*Richard Strauss, Munich Germany, composer (Till Eulenspiegel), is born.Ref: 5
1867*Charles Fabry, found ozone layer in upper atmosphere, is born.Ref: 5
1876*A.L. Kroeber Hoboken NJ, anthropologist/textbook author, is born.Ref: 5
1880*Jeannette Rankin US Congresswoman: first woman to be elected to this position; only dissenting vote as Congress passed a Declaration of War against Japan [1941]; is born.Ref: 4
1883*Frank O. King Cashton, Wisc., "Gasoline Alley" cartoonist, is born.Ref: 5
1886*David Steinman NYC, bridge designer (Hudson, Triborough), is born.Ref: 5
1888*Bartolomeo Vanzetti is born in Villafalletto in northern Italy.Ref: 87
1895*Nikolai A. Bulganin, premier of the Soviet Union from 1955 to 1958, is born.Ref: 2
1899*Yasunari Kawabata, Japanese Nobel-Prize winning novelist (1968), is born.Ref: 70
1900*Lawrence E Spivak Bkln NY, news panelist (Meet the Press), is born.Ref: 5
1903*Ernie Nevers NFL fullback (Duluth Eskimos, Chicago Cardinals), is born.Ref: 5
1907*Paul Mellon philanthropist/horse breeder (1964 Gold Baton), is born.Ref: 5
1910*Jacques-Yves Cousteau France, oceanic explorer aboard Calypso, is born.Ref: 68
1911*Russ Hodges Dayton Tn, sportscaster (Wednesday Night Fights), is born.Ref: 5
1913*Vince Lombardi Pro Football Hall of Famer: coach: Green Bay Packers: Super Bowl I, II; “Winning isn’t everything. It’s the only thing.”; is born.Ref: 4
1913*Patrick Steptoe, English physician and medical researcher, is born.Ref: 70
1913*Risë Stevens (Risë Steenberg) mezzo-soprano: New York Metropolitan Opera: Orpheus; Mozart’s Cherubino and Dorabella; Delilah of Biblical fame; La Giocanda’s Laura; Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus; Carmen [her role described as “voluptuous, earthy, and white-hot in her alternating moods of passion and anger.”]; resident: of Mannes College of Music, New York; radio: frequent guest appearances; actress: The Chocolate Soldier, We Must Have Music, Going My Way, Journey Back to Oz, is born.Ref: 4
1914*Gerald Mohr NYC, actor (Christopher-Foreign Intrigue), is born.Ref: 5
1914*Henry G Cisheros (Mayor-San Antonio), is born.Ref: 5
1918*Nelson Mandela civil right activist in South Africa, is born.Ref: 5
1919*Richard Todd Ireland, actor (Dorian Gray, Assassin Yangtse Incident), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Hazel Scott Trinidad, singer/pianist (Hazel Scott), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Robert Hutton Kingston NY, actor (Torture Garden, Rocket), is born.Ref: 5
1920*Irving Howe,American literary and social critic, is born.Ref: 70
1920*Shelly Manne composer, musician: drummer: Peter Gunn score; actor: Man with the Golden Arm; is born.Ref: 4
1922*John Bromfield South Bend In, actor (Easy to Love), is born.Ref: 5
1925*William Styron, VA, novelist (Confess of Nat Turner, Sophie's Choice), is born.Ref: 5
1926*Carlisle Floyd Latta SC, composer (Slow Dusk), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Tab Hunter NYC, actor (Tab Hunter Show), is born.Ref: 5
1931*Lucianna Paluzzi, Rome Italy, actress (Five Fingers, Thunderball), is born.Ref: 5
1932*Athol Fugard South Africa, anti-apartheid writer (Blood Knot), is born.Ref: 5
1933*Jud Strunk Jamestown NY, singer/comedian (Laugh-In), is born.Ref: 5
1935*Gene Wilder (Jerome Silberman), Milwaukee WI, actor (Young Frankenstein, Silver Streak), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Johnny Brown St Petersburg Fla, comedian (Good Times, Leslie Uggams), is born.Ref: 5
1937*Chad Everett (Raymon Cramton) South Bend In, actor (Medical Center, Airplane II), is born in South Bend IN.Ref: 68
1939*Jackie Stewart (John Young Stewart) auto racer: 3-time World Grand Prix champion, sportscaster, is born.Ref: 4
1939*Wilma Burgess country singer: Baby, Misty Blue, Don’t Touch Me, Tear Time, is born.Ref: 4
1940*Joey Dee (Joseph DiNicola) singer: group: Joey Dee and The Starliters: Peppermint Twist, Shout, Hot Pastrami with Mashed Potatoes; films: Hey, Let’s Twist, Two Tickets to Paris, is born in Passaic NJ.Ref: 4
1944*James "Ox" D A Van Hoften Fresno Calif, astronaut (STS 41C, STS 51I), is born.Ref: 5
1945*Adrienne Barbeau, wife of John Carpenter/actress (Maude, Swamp Thing), is born.Ref: 5
1946*John Lawton singer: solo: LP: Take No Prisoners; groups: Rough Diamond, Uriah Heep, Lucifer’s Friend, is born.Ref: 4
1947*Henry G Cisneros (Mayor-D-San Antonio), is born.Ref: 5
1948*Dave (David) Cash baseball: second baseman: Pittsburgh Pirates [World Series: 1971], Philadelphia Phillies [all-star: 1974, 1975, 1976], Montreal Expos, SD Padres, is born.Ref: 4
1949*Frank Beard rocker (ZZ Top-She Got Lets, Fandango), is born.Ref: 5
1949*George Willig stunt man: climbed World Trade Center, is born.Ref: 4
1950*Debbie "Pokey" Watson US, 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1968), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Michael Swan Palo Alto Calif, actor (Duncan-As The World Turns), is born.Ref: 5
1950*Serge Lajeunesse hockey: NHL: Detroit Red Wings, Philadelphia Flyers, is born.Ref: 4
1951*Doug Kotar football: Univ. of Kentucky, NY Giants, is born.Ref: 4
1952*Russell Hitchcock rocker (Air Supply-All out of Love), is born.Ref: 5
1952*Donnie Van Zandt musician: guitar, singer: group: .38 Special: Hold on Loosely, Fantasy Girl, Caught Up in You, You Keep Runnin’ Away, LPs: Tour De Force, Strength in Numbers, is born.Ref: 4
1953*Peter Bergman actor (All My Children, Starland Vocal Band), is born.Ref: 5
1954*Gary Fencik NFL defensive back (Chicago Bears), is born.Ref: 5
1956*Joe Montana football: San Francisco 49ers quarterback: Super Bowl XVI, XIX, XXIII, XXIV: Super Bowl career records for yards gained, passes completed, touchdowns thrown and highest completion percentage; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback, is born.Ref: 4
1959 Hugh Laurie is born.Ref: 10
1965*Pamela Gidley actress: C.S.I., The Pretender, Angel Street, Freefall, Jane Austen’s Mafia!, is born.Ref: 4
1967*Clare Carey actress (Kelly Fox Rosebrock-Coach), is born.Ref: 5
1973*Robby Kiger Encino Calif, actor (Crazy Like a Fox)Ref: 5
1978*Joshua Jackson actor: Dawson’s Creek, The Mighty Ducks series, On the Edge of Innocence, is born.Ref: 4
1488*James III Scotland is killed in battle at Sauchieburn, Scotland.Ref: 68
1847*Sir John Franklin, English rear admiral and explorer, dies at age 61.Ref: 70
1859 Klemens Metternich, Austrian statesman; minister of foreign affairs (1809-48), dies at age 86.Ref: 70
1870*William Simms, American journalist and novelist, dies at age 64.Ref: 70
1883*William Skillion is released from prison after having served the full sentence, although the police correspondence to Chief Commissioner Standish revealed a report that Joe Byrne, not Skillion, was present during the incident with Fitzpatrick! An embittered man, Skillion never returned to his wife, Margaret Mildred "Maggie" Kelly, sister of Australian bushranger and folk hero Edward "Ned" Kelly and children. Ref 
1900*Belle Boyd actress; lecturer; author: Belle Boyd in Camp and Prison; Confederate spy; dies.Ref: 68
1930*Henry Clay Folger Jr, American industrialist and philanthropist, dies at age 72.Ref: 68
1937*Reginald J "R" Mitchell, English aircraft designer; developed the Spitfire fighter plane, dies at age 42.Ref: 70
1954*Charles Francis Adams, American lawyer, businessman and government official, dies at age 88.Ref: 70
1955*82 die, 100 injured in worst Le Mans car crash ever Mercedes driven by Pierre Levegh into crowd.Ref: 18
1957*12 die in a train crash in Vroman Colo.Ref: 5
1960*House packed with wedding celebrants collapses killing 30 (Pakistan).Ref: 5
1963*Buddhist monk Ngo Quang Duc immolated himself on a Saigon street to protest the government of South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem. (TWA, 1964)Ref: 95
1966*Wallace Ford actor (The Deputy), dies at 68.Ref: 5
1968*John L. Lewis, American labor leader and founder of the C.I.O., dies at age 89.Ref: 70
1969*John L. Lewis U.S. labor leader: United Mine Workers of America; dies at 89.Ref: 4
1970*Frank Laubach, Benton Pa, taught reading through phonetics, dies.Ref: 5
1970*Frank Silvera, actor (High Chaparral), dies at 55.Ref: 5
1970*Earl Grant singer: [At] The End [Of a Rainbow], Ebb Tide; is killed in car crash.Ref: 4
1972*Jo Bonnier Swedish auto racer: started in 104 Grand Prix races; is killed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans race.Ref: 4
1974*Bundy victim Georgann Hawkins disappears from UW, Seattle, WashRef: 5
1974*Eurico Gaspar Dutra, Brazilian soldier and president; helped restore constitutional democracy, dies at age 89.Ref: 70
1977*A 20-day drama ends as Dutch marines rescue hostages from a Moluccan held train in Holland. Six gunmen and two hostages on the train are killed.Ref: 5
1979*John Wayne, the American actor famous for his roles in western movies, dies at age 72.Ref: 68
1985*Karen Ann Quinlan, the comatose patient whose case prompted a historic right-to-die court decision, dies in Morris Plains, New Jersey, at age 31. (TWA, 1986)Ref: 95
1988*Giuseppe Saragat president of Italy (1964-71), dies at 89Ref: 5
1988 Giuseppe Saragat, Italian founder of the Socialist Party of Italian Workers, dies at age 89.Ref: 79
1988*Nathan Cook actor (White Night), dies of an allergic reaction at 38Ref: 5
1993*Actor Ray Sharkey dies of AIDS at age 40. (TWA, 1994)Ref: 95
1999*DeForest Kelley actor: Star Trek series, Apache Uprising, The Law and Jake Wade, Gunfight at O.K. Corral, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, Fear in the Night; dies of stomach cancer.Ref: 5
2001*Timothy McVeigh was executed by injection for the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people.Ref: 70
2003*David Brinkley TV journalist: The Huntley-Brinkley Report, This Week with David Brinkley; died June 11, 2003Ref: 4

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