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Notable Historical Events for June 22nd

1675Royal Greenwich Observatory established in England by Charles II

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

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

1946Speaking at a prayer meeting in New Delhi, Gandhi calls on the South African government to stop 'hooliganism' by Whites

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

1990Adam Sandler joins Saturday Night Live

1938Joe Louis KOs Max Schmeling at 2:04 of 1st round at Yankee Stadium

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

1979Larry Holmes TKOs Mike Weaver in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

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

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Notable Birthdays on June 22nd

1903John Dillinger, Indianapolis Indiana, notorious bank robber

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

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

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

1918Cicely Saunders, Barnet, Hertfordshire, English Nurse, physician and writer who founded the first modern hospice (d. 2005)

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

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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

1894Harry Houdini marries Bessie Rahner

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

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

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

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