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By Tim ONeill
Funny Guy 

D-Day, 1984, Babe Ruth, John Wayne, Dean Martin, ball point pen

This week in history


June 6: 1882—Henry W. Seely patents the electric iron. Burn marks on shirts rise dramatically. 1944—Approximately 150,000 Allied Expeditionary Force troops land in Normandy for D-Day. In honor of the occasion, professional baseball cancels all games to be played that day. Born: Robert “Freddy Kruger” Englund (1949). Died: Jack Haley, the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz (1979). Celibacy Awareness Month.

June 7: 457 BC—Greek author Apostrophe discovers irony. 1654—The “Sun King,” Louis XIV, is crowned King of France and begins the longest reign of any European king, lasting 72 years and 110 days. Born: Dino Paul Crocetti a/k/a Dean Martin (1917). Died: 1866—Chief Seattle a/k/a...

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