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This week in history: June 10–June 16

President Kennedy passes out pens, June 10, 1963, at the White House after signing a bill to provide equal pay for women. From left: Ethlyn Christensen of the YWCA; Rep. Leonor Sullivan, D-MO; Mrs. Joseph Willen of the National Council of Jewish Women; Rep. Edna Kelly, D-NY; Margaret Mealey, foreground, checkered dress, of the National Council of Catholic Women; Rep. Edith Green, D-OR; and Mrs. Carolyn Davis of the United Auto Workers. (AP Photo/Harvey Georges)

This week in history: June 10 – June 16

By Claudine Zap

This was a week of monumental moments: President Regan called on Soviet leader Gorbachev to "tear down this wall." Iconic actor of the Western film genre John Wayne died, and the movie "E.T. the Extra Terrestrial" came to life. Plus, Coney Island opened the first roller coaster. And more.