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This Day In History: June 9

This Day in History

1732: James Oglethorpe receives a royal charter to form the colony of Georgia.
1898: A 99-year lease is signed under which Hong Kong will be administered as a British Crown Colony, with sovereignty to revert to China in 199.
1934: Donald Duck first appears in a cartoon, "The Wise Little Hen."
1954: Army counsel Joseph Welch confronts Senator Joseph McCarthy during the Army-McCarthy hearings.
1973: Secretariat takes the Belmont Stakes and becomes the first horse since 1948 to win the Triple Crown.
1986: The presidential commission looking into the Challenger disaster criticizes NASA for serious management failures.
1993: In Japan, Crown Prince Naruhito marries Masako Owada, a commoner and former diplomat.
1999: Yugoslavia signs an agreement pledging that Serbian forces will complete a withdrawal from Kosovo in 11 days, at which time NATO will end its attacks.
2004: Tens of thousands gather in Washington, DC, to view Ronald Reagan’s coffin lying in state at the U.S. Capitol.

Today's Birthdays

1624: John III Sobieski, king of Poland (Olesko--now in Ukraine; died 1696)
1672: Peter the Great, czar of Russia (Moscow, Russia; died 1725)
1781: George Stephenson, inventor of the steam locomotive (near Newcastle, England; died 1848)
1893: Cole Porter, composer/lyricist (Peru, IN; died 1964)
1908: Robert Cummings, actor (Joplin, MO; died 1990)
1915: Les Paul, musician/singer (Waukesha, WI)
1916: Robert S. McNamara, World Bank head, defense secretary, and author (San Francisco, CA)
1926: Mona Freeman, actress (Baltimore, MD)
1930: Marvin Kalb, journalist/educator (New York, NY)
1931: Jackie Mason, comedian (Sheboygan, WI)
1940: Dick Vitale, sportscaster (East Rutherford, NJ)
1956: Patricia Cornwall, mystery writer (Miami, FL)
1961: Michael J. Fox, actor (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
1963: Johnny Depp, actor (Owensboro, KY)
1964: Gloria Reuben, actress (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
1981: Natalie Portman, actress (Jerusalem, Israel)


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