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THE RANGERS (FINALLY) WON THE STANLEY CUP

On June 14th, 1994: The New York Rangers beat the Vancouver Canucks in the best-of-seven Stanley Cup Final. The long-awaited win, whose broadcast attracted nearly five million viewers, ended the Rangers’ 54-year championship drought.

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LEROY BURRELL SET HIS FIRST WORLD RECORD

On June 14th, 1991: Former track star Leroy Burrell set the world record for the 100 meters sprint with a time of 9.90 seconds. The record was broken a few months later by Carl Lewis at the World Track and Field Championships, only to have Burrell break it again in 1994 with a time of 9.85 seconds. Burrell’s record stood until Donovan Bailey proved to be one one-hundredth of a second speedier than the former title-holder at the 1996 Olympics.

BORN ON THIS DAY: DONALD TRUMP

On June 14th, 1946: Business magnate, TV personality, author, and most importantly, killer mane-haver Donald Trump was born. Always seeking to excite and ignite, Trump has done and said it all, from “You’re Fired!” to “While I am not, at this time, a candidate for the presidency, I will decide by June if I will become one”… yeah. His ventures, business and otherwise, and… lavish lifestyle earned him slot number 14 on the Forbes 2012 Celebrity 100 list.

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