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Notable Historical Events for June 22nd

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

1937Joe Louis KOs James J Braddock in 18 for heavyweight boxing title

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

2011After hiding for 16 years, Boston gangster Whitey Bulger is arrested outside an apartment in Santa Monica, California

1981John McEnroe exhibits a disgraceful act of misbehavior at Wimbledon

1812Upon learning of plans by the Americans to execute a surprise attack, Laura Secord walks 32 km to warn the British troops, which results in a British surprise victory at the Battle of Beaver Dams

18152nd abdication of Napoleon (after Waterloo)

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

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

1934John Dillinger is informally named America's first Public Enemy Number One

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Notable Birthdays on June 22nd

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

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

1903John Dillinger, Indianapolis Indiana, notorious bank robber

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on June 22nd

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

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

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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