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Notable Historical Events for June 22nd

1921Paavo Nurmi runs world record 10,000m (30:40.2)

1982Pete Rose gets his 3,772nd hit, moves past Aaron into 2nd place

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

1985"Smuggler's Blues" by Glenn Frey peaks at #12

1990Billy Joel performs a concert at Yankee Stadium

1991Quebec Nordiques pick Eric Lindros #1 at NHL entry draft

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

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

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

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

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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)

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

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

1903John Dillinger, Indianapolis Indiana, notorious bank robber

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

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Notable Weddings on June 22nd

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

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

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

1894Harry Houdini marries Bessie Rahner

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Notable Deaths on June 22nd

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

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

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