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This Week in History

June 3

Grace Miller was born.

 

1937 – The Duke of Windsor (formerly Edward VIII) married Wallis Simpson.

1989 – Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini died.

 

June 4

Helen Timlin-Kilgallen was born.

Victoria Barber was born.

Jessica McCormick was born.

 

1896 – Henry Ford took his first car out for a test drive.

2003 – Martha Stewart was indicted on charges of insider trading.

 

June 5

Jen Hynes Sullivan was born.

Anne Egan Lawler was born.

 

1752 – Benjamin Franklin flew a kite for the first time to demonstrate that lightning was a form of electricity.

1968 – Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot by an assassin and died the next day.

 

June 6

Brian Mullen was born.

Pat Gallagher was born.

 

1944 – Thousands of Allied troops invaded the beaches of Normandy, France, on D-Day.

2002 – Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped from her Salt Lake City home.

 

JUNE 7

George Brennan was born.

Janet Deering was born.

 

1775 – The United Colonies changed their name to the United States.

1929 –  Vatican City became a sovereign state.

 

June 8

Kirsten Romas was born.

 

1968 – James Earl Ray, who assassinated Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested.

1982 – President Reagan became the first American president to address a joint session of Britain’s Parliament.

 

June 9

Phillis Rogoff was born.

Amanda Rochford was born.

Mary O’Loughlin Gallagher was born.

 

1934 – Donald Duck made his screen debut in The Wise Little Hen.

1973 – Secretariat won the Belmont Stakes and became the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years.

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