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Notable Historical Events for June 22nd

1949Ezzard Charles beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for hw boxing title

1981John McEnroe exhibits a disgraceful act of misbehavior at Wimbledon

1990Nelson Mandela addresses the United Nations Special Committee against Apartheid in New York, saying that nothing, which has happened in South Africa, calls for a revision of the position that the Organisation has taken in its struggle against apartheid; he adds that a democratic, non-racial SA is within reach

1996Michael Moorer beats Axel Shultz in 11 for IBF heavyweight boxing title

1943W.E.B. Du Bois becomes 1st Black member of National Institute of Letters

1848Barnburners (anti-slavery) party nominates Martin Van Buren for Pres

1930Lou Gehrig hits 3 HRs in a game, Ruth hits 3 in doubleheader

191832nd US Womens Tennis: Molla Mallory beats E E Goss (6-4 6-3)

1633Galileo Galilei forced to recant Earth orbits Sun by Pope (on Oct 31, 1992, Vatican admits it was wrong)

1982Prince Charles & Princess Diana take son Prince William home from hospital

June 22nd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on June 22nd

1947"Pistol" Pete Maravich, Aliquippa Pennsylvania, NBA star (Atlanta Hawks)

1964Dan Brown, Exeter, New Hampshire, American author of thriller fiction (The Da Vinci Code)

1971Mary Lynn Rajskub, Trenton, Michigan, American actress (Chloe O'Brian-24)

1906Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Englewood New Jersey, American author and aviator (Gift from the Sea)

1903John Dillinger, Indianapolis Indiana, notorious bank robber

1949Meryl Streep, Summit, New Jersey, American actress (French Lieutenant's Woman, Sophie's Choice)

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Notable Weddings on June 22nd

2011British actor best known as British secret agent "James Bond" Daniel Craig (43) weds film and theatre actress Rachel Weisz (41) at a private ceremony in New York

1958NBA forward Elgin Baylor (23) weds Ruby Saunder at Mt Olive Baptist Church in Washington, DC

1969Writer and producer R. L. Stine (25) weds editor Jane Waldhorn

1894Harry Houdini marries Bessie Rahner

2003Actor Adam Sandler (36) weds actress-model Jackie Titone (28) at Dick Clark's oceanfront in Malibu, California

2013Star Wars creator George Lucas (69) weds Dreamworks Animation chairman Mellody Hobson (44) at Lucas' Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, California

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Notable Deaths on June 22nd

1987Fred Astaire, actor/dancer (Royal Wedding, Let's Dance), dies at 88

1969Judy Garland, actress (Wizard of Oz, Easter Parade), dies at 47 of an overdose

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