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This Month in History - June

This Day in History:

1 The term "Don't give up the ship!' is coined by Captain James Lawrence, U.S. Chesapeake. (1813)

1 Snow falls in Buffalo and Rochester, NY, Cleveland, Ohio and other places. (1843)

1 Superman Comic is published (1938)

1 Ed Sullivan's final show. (1971)

1 15th President James Buchanan died (1868)

1 Ann B. Davis (actress) died (2014)

1 Bernie Braun (relative) died (2014)

1 Helen Keller (author) died (1968)

1 Kentucky becomes the 15th state (1792)

2 PT Barnum's circus begins first tour of US (1835)

2 Grover Cleveland is married while in serving as U.S. president.(1886)

2 Congress grants U.S. citizenship to people of American Indian descent.(1924)

2 Bo Diddley (musician) died (2008)

2 Lou Gehrig (athlete) died (1941)

2 Richard Dawson (actor) died (2012)

3 The Rolling Stones begin their first US tour. (1964)

3 Anthony Quinn (actor) died (2001)

3 Jack Kevorkian (doctor) died (2011)

3 Muhammad Ali (athlete) died (2016)

4 China becomes the first to record a solar eclipse. (780 BC)

4 After winning 122 straight races, hurdler Edwin Moses' winning streak is broken. (1987)

4 David "Deacon" Jones (athlete) died (2013)

5 Bobby Kennedy is assassinated. (1968)

5 40th President Ronald Reagan died (2004)

6 Chrysler Corporation is founded. (1925)

6 The first drive-in theater opened in Camden, New Jersey. (1933)

6 Anne Bancroft (actress) died (2005)

6 Patrick Henry (politician) died (1799)

6 Robert F. Kennedy (politician) died (1968)

7 The United Colonies make sa name change and become The United States. (1775)

8 "The Milton Berle Show" premieres on NBC Tv. (1948)

8 7th President Andrew Jackson died (1845)

9 Disney's Donald Duck makes his debut. (1934)

9 Charles Dickens (poet) died (1870)

10 Dutch colonists settle on Manhattan Island (1610)

10 Benjamin Franklin flies a kite in a lightening storm and discovers electricity.  (1752)

10 Louis L'Amour (author) died (1988)

10 Ray Charles (musician) died (2004)

10 Spencer Tracey (actor) died (1967)

11 The movie E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial was released (1982)

11 DeForest Kelley (actor) died (1999)

11 Dusty Rhoades (wrestler) died (2015)

11 John Wayne (actor) died (1979)

11 Timothy McVeigh (terrorist) died (2001)

12 John Lee Richmond pitches baseball's first "Perfect Game". (1880)

12 Gregory Peck (actor) died (2003)

13 Pioneer 10 becomes the first satellite to leave the solar system. (1983)

14  The U. S. Army is formed. (1775)

14 Isaac Fischer Jr. patents sandpaper. (1834)

14 Benjamin Grushkin patents Chlorophyll (1938)

14 Walt Disney's Bambi is released (1942)

14 Ann Morgan Guilbert (actress) died (2016)

14 Benedict Arnold (military) died (1801)

15 George Washington is appointed the Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. Army (1775)

15 11th President James K. Polk died (1849)

15 Arkansas becomes the 25th state (1836)

15 Casey Kasem (entertainer) died (2014)

16 The premiere of Ghostbusters II (1989)

16 George Reeves (actor) died (1959)

17 The Statute of Liberty arrive in New York City. (1885)

17 King John signs the Magna Carta. (1215)

18 The first American fly-casting tournament was held in Utica, NY. (1861)

18 Women's rights advocate Susan B. Anthony is arrested for voting in Rochester, N.Y. (1873)

18 Sally Ride becomes the first woman in space. (1983)

19 After a 83 day filibuster, the Civil Rights act of 1964 is approved. (1964)

20  The first rocket plane to use liquid propellants is tested (1939)

20 Muhammad Ali is convicted refusing induction into armed services. (1967)

20 West Virginia becomes the 35th state (1863)

21 Cyrus McCormick patents the reaping machine. (1834)

21 New Hampshire becomes the 9th state (1788)

22  Doughnuts are created. (1847)

22 Ann Landers (advise columnist) died (2002)

22 Fred Astaire (actor) died (1987)

22 George Carlin (comedian) died (2008)

22 Judy Garland (actress) died (1969)

23 US Secret Service is created. (1860)

23 Dick Van Patten (actor) died (2015)

23 Ed McMahon (entertainer) died (2009)

23 Jonas Salk (doctor) died (1995)

24 Henry VII is crowned the King of England. (1509)

24 22nd & 24th President Grover Cleveland died (1908)

24 Jackie Gleason (actor) died (1987)

25 Lt Colonel George Custer and the 7th Cavalry are wiped out by Sioux and Cheyenne Indians at the Battle of Little Big Horn. (1876) 

25 Farrah Fawcett (actress) died (2009)

25 Jacques-Yves Cousteau (explorer) died (1997)

25 Michael Jackson (musician) died (2009)

25 Virginia becomes the 10th state (1788)

26 The Saint Lawrence Seaway is opened. (1959)

27 The song "Happy Birthday to You" was first sung. (1859)

27 The Federal Savings and Loan Association is created. (1934)

27 Don Grady (actor) died (2012)

27 Jack Lemmon (actor) died (2001)

27 Happy Birthday Atari (1972)

28 Treaty of Versailles is signed, ending WW I (1919)

28 4th President James Madison died (1836)

28 Buddy Ryan (sports) died (2016)

28 Jack Carter (comedian) died (2015)

29 Shakespeare' Globe Theater burns down. (1613)

29 Bob Crane (actor) died (1978)

29 Elizabeth Barrett Browning (writer) died (1861)

29 Jayne Mansfield (actress) died (1967)

29 Katherine Hepburn (actress) died (2003)

29 Lana Turner (actress) died (1995)

29 Rosemary Clooney (actress) died (2002)

30 French acrobat Blondin crosses over the Niagara Falls on a tightrope. (1859)

30 Bob Hastings (actor) died (2014)

30 Chet Atkins (musician) died (2001)