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Notable Historical Events for June 22nd

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

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

1675Royal Greenwich Observatory established in England by Charles II

1981John McEnroe exhibits a disgraceful act of misbehavior at Wimbledon

1990Adam Sandler joins Saturday Night Live

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

1993Wilson Pickett plead guilty to auto assault due to drunk driving

1963"Little" Stevie Wonder (13) releases "Fingertips"

18152nd abdication of Napoleon (after Waterloo)

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

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Notable Birthdays on June 22nd

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

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

1903John Dillinger, Indianapolis Indiana, notorious bank robber

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

June 22nd Weddings
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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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