Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, June 1

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

On This Day, June 1

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1916 Louis Brandeis took his seat as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, the first Jewish American to serve on the nation's highest bench.

1968 Author-lecturer Helen Keller, who earned a college degree despite being blind and deaf almost all of her life, died in Westport, Conn., at age 87.

1992 The Penguins won the Stanley Cup for second year in a row, sweeping the Chicago Blackhawks.

Today's birthdays: Actor Richard Erdman, 91. Singer Pat Boone, 82. Actor-writer-director Peter Masterson, 82. Actor Morgan Freeman, 79. Actor Rene Auberjonois (oh-behr-juh-NWAH'), 76. Opera singer Frederica von Stade, 71. Actor Brian Cox, 70. Rock musician Ronnie Wood, 69. Actor Jonathan Pryce, 69. Actor Powers Boothe, 68. Actress Gemma Craven, 66. Blues-rock musician Tom Principato, 64. Country singer Ronnie Dunn, 63. …

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