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Events

  • 2002 – The first direct electronic communication experiment between the nervous systems of two humans is carried out by Kevin Warwick in the United Kingdom.
  • 2001 – Pope John Paul II canonizes Lebanon's first female saint, Saint Rafqa.
  • 1964 – United States Senate breaks a 75-day filibuster against the Civil Rights Act of 1964, leading to the bill's passage.
  • 1947 – Saab produces its first automobile.
  • 1935 – Dr. Robert Smith takes his last drink, and Alcoholics Anonymous is founded in Akron, Ohio, United States, by him and Bill Wilson.
  • 1898 – Spanish–American War: U.S. Marines land on the island of Cuba.
  • 1886 – Mount Tarawera in New Zealand erupts, killing 153 people and burying the famous Pink and White Terraces. Eruptions continue for three months creating a large, 17 km long fissure across the mountain peak.
  • 1864 – American Civil War: Battle of Brice's Crossroads: Confederate troops under Nathan Bedford Forrest defeat a much larger Union force led by General Samuel D. Sturgis in Mississippi.
  • 1861 – American Civil War: Battle of Big Bethel: Confederate troops under John B. Magruder defeat a much larger Union force led by General Ebenezer W. Pierce in Virginia.
  • 1854 – The first class of United States Naval Academy students graduate.
  • 1829 – The first Boat Race between the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge takes place on the Thames in London.
  • 1805 – First Barbary War: Yusuf Karamanli signs a treaty ending the hostilities between Tripolitania and the United States.
  • 1793 – The Jardin des Plantes museum opens in Paris. A year later, it becomes the first public zoo.
  • 1596 – Willem Barents and Jacob van Heemskerk discover Bear Island.

Births

  • 1992 – Kate Upton, American model and actress. In addition, she was the subject of the 100th-anniversary Vanity Fair cover.
  • 1991 – Alexa Scimeca Knierim, American figure skater. At the 2018 Winter Olympics, the Knierims became the first American pair, and the second pair ever in history, to perform a quad twist at the Olympics.
  • 1989 – DeAndre Kane, American basketball player. DeAndre Kane (born June 10, 1989) is an American-Hungarian professional basketball player who last played for Maccabi Tel Aviv of the Israeli Premier League and the EuroLeague.
  • 1987 – Amobi Okoye, Nigerian-American football player. He played college football at Louisville.
  • 1983 – Leelee Sobieski, American actress and producer. She received Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for her portrayal of the title character in the television film Joan of Arc and a further Golden Globe nomination for her performance in the miniseries Uprising.
  • 1983 – Marion Barber III, American football player. Marion Sylvester Barber III (born June 10, 1983) is a former American football running back who played in the National Football League (NFL) for seven seasons.
  • 1982 – Tara Lipinski, American figure skater. She is the youngest ever to win a World Figure Skating title, having done so at the age of 14 years, 9 months and 10 days, and the youngest to win an Olympic Figure Skating gold medal.
  • 1980 – Jessica DiCicco, American actress. Jessica Sonya DiCicco (/ˈdɪtʃiːkoʊ/) (born June 10, 1980) is an American actress known for voicing in animated television series and video games.
  • 1980 – Ovie Mughelli, American football player. Ovie Phillip Mughelli (born June 10, 1980) is a former American football fullback who last played for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL).
  • 1978 – Raheem Brock, American football player. Raheem Fukwan Brock (born June 10, 1978) is a former American football defensive end who played in the National Football League.
  • 1978 – Shane West, American singer-songwriter and guitarist. Ray Barnett in the NBC medical drama ER, Michael Bishop in The CW spy drama Nikita and Bane in the Fox superhero drama Gotham.
  • 1977 – Mike Rosenthal, American football player and coach. He was drafted by the New York Giants in the fifth round of the 1999 NFL Draft, and played nine seasons in the NFL.
  • 1974 – Dustin Lance Black, American director, producer, and screenwriter. Dustin Lance Black (born June 10, 1974) is an American screenwriter, director, film and television producer, and LGBT rights activist.
  • 1974 – Robert Rave, American author. Robert Rave is an American book author and writer.
  • 1973 – Faith Evans, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress. After working as a backing vocalist for Al B.
  • 1973 – Pokey Reese, American baseball player. With the Red Sox, he won the 2004 World Series over the St.
  • 1972 – Steven Fischer, American director and producer. His work has been honored by the Directors Guild of America, The New York Festivals, the CINE Golden Eagle Awards, and Marquis Who's Who in Entertainment.
  • 1971 – Bobby Jindal, American journalist and politician, 55th Governor of Louisiana. House of Representatives and as the vice chair of the Republican Governors Association.
  • 1971 – Erik Rutan, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer. He has also spent time with Morbid Angel (three different stints) and Ripping Corpse.
  • 1970 – Mike Doughty, American singer-songwriter and guitarist. He founded the band Soul Coughing in 1992, and as of The Heart Watches While the Brain Burns (2016), has released 18 studio albums, live albums, and EPs, all since 2000.
  • 1969 – Kate Snow, American journalist. Kate Snow (born June 10, 1969) is an American television journalist for NBC News, serving as a national correspondent contributing to all NBC platforms.
  • 1968 – Bill Burr, American comedian and actor. He has hosted the bi-weekly comedy podcast, titled The Monday Morning Podcast since May 2007.
  • 1965 – Joey Santiago, American alternative rock musician (The Pixies). Joseph Alberto "Joey" Santiago (born June 10, 1965) is a Filipino-American guitarist and composer.
  • 1963 – Brad Henry, American lawyer and politician, 26th Governor of Oklahoma. A member of the Democratic Party, he was elected governor in 2002.
  • 1963 – Jeanne Tripplehorn, American actress. Her film career began with the role of a police psychologist in the erotic thriller Basic Instinct (1992).
  • 1962 – Gina Gershon, American actress, singer and author. She has had roles in the films Cocktail (1988), Showgirls (1995), Bound (1996), Face/Off (1997), The Insider (1999), Demonlover (2002), P.S.
  • 1961 – Kelley Deal, American singer-songwriter and musician. Ring and The Kelley Deal 6000.
  • 1961 – Kim Deal, American singer-songwriter and musician. She was bassist and co-vocalist in the alternative rock band Pixies, before forming The Breeders in 1989.
  • 1959 – Eliot Spitzer, American lawyer and politician, 54th Governor of New York. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the 54th Governor of New York.
  • 1959 – Ernie C, American heavy metal guitarist, songwriter, and producer (Body Count). Ernie Cunnigan (born June 10, 1959), better known by his stage name Ernie C, is an American musician best known as the lead guitarist of heavy metal band Body Count.
  • 1955 – Andrew Stevens, American actor and producer. Herman Andrew Stevens (born June 10, 1955) is an American executive, film producer, director and actor.
  • 1954 – Rich Hall, American actor, producer, and screenwriter. Richard Travis Hall (born June 10, 1954) is an American comedian, writer, and musician, first coming to prominence as a sketch comedian in the 1980s.
  • 1953 – John Edwards, American lawyer and politician. He was the Democratic nominee for Vice President in 2004, and was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2004 and 2008.
  • 1952 – Kage Baker, American author (d. 2010), was an American science fiction and fantasy writer.
  • 1951 – Dan Fouts, American football player and sportscaster, was a quarterback for 15 years in the National Football League (NFL), spending his entire career with the San Diego Chargers (1973–1987). He led the NFL in passing yards four straight years from 1979 to 1982 and became the first player in history to throw for 4,000 yards in three consecutive seasons.
  • 1950 – Elías Sosa, Dominican-American baseball player. Louis Cardinals (1975), Atlanta Braves (1975–1976), Los Angeles Dodgers (1976–1977), Oakland Athletics (1978), Montreal Expos (1979–1981), Detroit Tigers (1982), and San Diego Padres (1983).
  • 1947 – Ken Singleton, American baseball player and sportscaster. He played as an outfielder and designated hitter in Major League Baseball for the New York Mets, Montreal Expos, and Baltimore Orioles.
  • 1941 – Mickey Jones, American drummer, was an American musician and actor. He played drums with acts such as Trini Lopez and Bob Dylan, with whom he played on his 1966 world tour.
  • 1941 – Shirley Owens, American singer, was the main lead singer of the hit female singing group the Shirelles. In addition to Owens, the Shirelles consisted of classmates of hers from Passaic High School, New Jersey: Doris Kenner Jackson, Addie "Micki" Harris McPhadden and Beverly Lee.
  • 1940 – Augie Auer, American-New Zealand meteorologist (d. 2007), was an atmospheric scientist and meteorologist in New Zealand.
  • 1930 – Aranka Siegal, Czech-American author and Holocaust survivor. Aranka Siegal (born Aranka Meizlik; June 11, 1930) is a writer, Holocaust survivor, and recipient of the Newbery Honor and Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, both awarded to her in 1982.
  • 1929 – E. O. Wilson, American biologist, author, and academic. Edward Osborne Wilson (born June 10, 1929), usually cited as E.
  • 1929 – James McDivitt, American general, pilot, and astronaut. James Alton McDivitt (born June 10, 1929), (Brigadier General, USAF, Ret.), is an American former test pilot, United States Air Force pilot, aeronautical engineer, and NASA astronaut who flew in the Gemini and Apollo programs.
  • 1928 – Maurice Sendak, American author and illustrator (d. 2012), was an American illustrator and writer of children's books. He became widely known for his book Where the Wild Things Are, first published in 1963.
  • 1927 – Eugene Parker, American astrophysicist and academic. Eugene Newman Parker (born June 10, 1927) is an American solar astrophysicist who—in the mid-1950s—developed the theory of the supersonic solar wind and predicted the Parker spiral shape of the solar magnetic field in the outer Solar System.
  • 1925 – James Salter, American novelist and short-story writer (d. 2015). Originally a career officer and pilot in the United States Air Force, he resigned from the military in 1957 following the successful publication of his first novel, The Hunters.
  • 1925 – Nat Hentoff, American historian, author, and journalist (d. 2017), was an American historian, novelist, jazz and country music critic, and syndicated columnist for United Media. Hentoff was a columnist for The Village Voice from 1958 to 2009.
  • 1922 – Judy Garland, American singer, actress, and vaudevillian (d. 1969), was an American actress, singer and dancer. During a career that spanned 45 years, she attained international stardom as an actress in both musical and dramatic roles, as a recording artist, and on the concert stage.
  • 1916 – William Rosenberg, American entrepreneur, founded Dunkin' Donuts (d. 2002), was an American entrepreneur who founded the Dunkin' Donuts franchise in 1950 in Quincy, Massachusetts, one of the pioneers in name-brand franchising, originally named the "Open Kettle" doughnut shop when established in 1948. At the end of 2011, there were more than 10,000 outlets of the chain in 32 countries.
  • 1915 – Saul Bellow, Canadian-American novelist, essayist and short story writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2005), was a Canadian-American writer. For his literary work, Bellow was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the Nobel Prize for Literature, and the National Medal of Arts.
  • 1911 – Ralph Kirkpatrick, American harpsichord player and musicologist (d. 1984), was an American musician, musicologist and harpsichordist. He is best known for his chronological catalog of Domenico Scarlatti's keyboard sonatas.
  • 1910 – Frank Demaree, American baseball player and manager (d. 1958), was an American baseball outfielder. He played all or part of twelve seasons in the majors for the Chicago Cubs (1932–33 and 1935–38), New York Giants (1939–41), Boston Braves (1941–42), St.
  • 1910 – Howlin' Wolf, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1976), was a Chicago blues singer, guitarist, and harmonica player. Originally from Mississippi, he moved to Chicago in adulthood and became successful, forming a rivalry with fellow bluesman Muddy Waters.
  • 1907 – Fairfield Porter, American painter and critic (d. 1975). He was the fourth of five children of James Porter, an architect, and Ruth Furness Porter, a poet from a literary family.
  • 1901 – Frederick Loewe, Austrian-American composer (d. 1988). He collaborated with lyricist Alan Jay Lerner on a series of Broadway musicals, including My Fair Lady and Camelot, both of which were made into films.
  • 1895 – Hattie McDaniel, American actress (d. 1952), was an American actress of stage and screen, professional singer-songwriter, and comedian. She is best known for her role as "Mammy" in Gone with the Wind (1939), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, the first Oscar won by a black entertainer.
  • 1891 – Al Dubin, Swiss-American songwriter (d. 1945), was an American lyricist. He is best known for his collaborations with the composer Harry Warren.
  • 1865 – Frederick Cook, American physician and explorer (d. 1940), was an American explorer, physician, and ethnographer who claimed to have reached the North Pole on April 21, 1908. This was nearly a year before Robert Peary, who reached the North Pole on April 6, 1909.
  • 1862 – Mrs. Leslie Carter, American actress (d. 1937), was an American silent film and stage actress who found fame on Broadway through collaborations with impresario David Belasco. She was a strikingly beautiful and vivacious performer, known as "The American Sarah Bernhardt", who continued to act under her married name, Mrs.
  • 1835 – Rebecca Latimer Felton, American educator and politician (d. 1930), was an American writer, lecturer, reformer, and politician who became the first woman to serve in the US Senate, but she served for only one day. She was the most prominent woman in Georgia in the Progressive Era, and was honored by appointment to the Senate.
  • 1832 – Stephen Mosher Wood, American lieutenant and politician (d. 1920), was an American politician. Mr.
  • 1825 – Sondre Norheim, Norwegian-American skier (d. 1897), was a Norwegian skier and pioneer of modern skiing. Sondre Norheim is known as the father of Telemark skiing.
  • 1753 – William Eustis, American physician and politician, 12th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1825), was an early American physician, politician, and statesman from Massachusetts. Trained in medicine, he served as a military surgeon during the American Revolutionary War, notably at the Battle of Bunker Hill.

Deaths

  • 2016 – Christina Grimmie, American singer-songwriter (b. 1994)
  • 2015 – Robert Chartoff, American film producer and philanthropist (b. 1933)
  • 2014 – George A. Burton, American soldier, accountant, and politician (b. 1926)
  • 2014 – Jack Lee, American radio host and politician (b. 1920)
  • 2014 – Robert M. Grant, American theologian and academic (b. 1917)
  • 2013 – Barbara Vucanovich, American lawyer and politician (b. 1921)
  • 2013 – Doug Bailey, American political consultant (b. 1933)
  • 2012 – Sudono Salim, Chinese-Indonesian businessman, founded Bank Central Asia (b. 1916)
  • 2012 – Warner Fusselle, American sportscaster (b. 1944)
  • 2010 – Basil Schott, American archbishop (b. 1939)
  • 2007 – Augie Auer, American-New Zealand meteorologist (b. 1940)
  • 2005 – Curtis Pitts, American aircraft designer, designed the Pitts Special (b. 1915)
  • 2004 – Ray Charles, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor (b. 1930)
  • 2003 – Donald Regan, American colonel and politician, 11th White House Chief of Staff (b. 1918)
  • 2002 – John Gotti, American mobster (b. 1940)
  • 1998 – Jim Hearn, American baseball player (b. 1921)
  • 1996 – Jo Van Fleet, American actress (b. 1915)
  • 1991 – Jean Bruller, French author and illustrator, co-founded Les Éditions de Minuit (b. 1902)
  • 1988 – Louis L'Amour, American novelist and short story writer (b. 1908)
  • 1987 – Elizabeth Hartman, American actress (b. 1943)
  • 1986 – Merle Miller, American author and playwright (b. 1919)
  • 1976 – Adolph Zukor, American film producer, co-founded Paramount Pictures (b. 1873)
  • 1973 – William Inge, American playwright and novelist (b. 1913)
  • 1967 – Spencer Tracy, American actor (b. 1900)
  • 1958 – Angelina Weld Grimké, American journalist, poet, and playwright (b. 1880)
  • 1955 – Margaret Abbott, Indian-American golfer (b. 1876)
  • 1940 – Marcus Garvey, Jamaican journalist and activist, founded the Black Star Line (b. 1887)
  • 1926 – Antoni Gaudí, Spanish architect, designed the Park Güell (b. 1852)
  • 1909 – Edward Everett Hale, American minister, historian, and author (b. 1822)
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