Today in History – June 22 in History

Today in History – June 22 in History

What happened on this day in history – June 22 in History around the world

1377 Richard II, who is still a child, begins his reign, following the death of his grandfather, Edward III. His coronation takes place July 16.
1558 The French take the French town of Thioville from the English.
1772 Slavery is outlawed in England.
1807 British seamen board the USS Chesapeake, a provocation leading to the War of 1812.
1864 Confederate General A. P. Hill turns back a Federal flanking movement at the Weldon Railroad near Petersburg, Virginia.
1876 General Alfred Terry sends Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer to the Rosebud and Little Bighorn rivers to search for Indian villages.
1910 German bacteriologist Paul Ehrlich announces a definitive cure for syphilis.
1911 King George V of England crowned.
1915 Austro-German forces occupy Lemberg on the Eastern Front as the Russians retreat.
1925 France and Spain agree to join forces against Abd el Krim in Morocco.
1930 A son is born to Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh.
1933 Hitler bans political parties in Germany other than the Nazis.
1938 Joe Louis floors Max Schmeling in the first round of the heavyweight bout at Yankee Stadium.
1940 France and Germany sign an armistice at Compiegne, on terms dictated by the Nazis.
1941 Under the codename Barbarossa, Germany invades the Soviet Union.
1942 A Japanese submarine shells Fort Stevens at the mouth of the Columbia River.
1944 President Franklin Roosevelt signs the “GI Bill of Rights” to provide broad benefits for veterans of the war.
1956 The battle for Algiers begins as three buildings in Casbah are blown up.
1970 President Richard Nixon signs the 26th amendment, lowering the voting age to 18.
1973 Skylab astronauts splash down safely in the Pacific after a record 28 days in space.
1980 The Soviet Union announces a partial withdrawal of its forces from Afghanistan.
1981 Mark David Chapman pleads guilty to killing John Lennon.
1995 Nigeria’s former military ruler Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo and his chief deputy are charged with conspiracy to overthrow Gen. Sami Abacha’s military government.
Born on June 22
1757 George Vancouver, English navigator.
1898 Erich Maria Remarque, German novelist (All Quiet on the Western Front).
1906 Anne Morrow Lindbergh, author, wife of Charles Lindbergh (Gifts from the Sea).
1906 Billy Wilder, film director (Sunset Boulevard, The Apartment).
1921 Joseph Papp, theater director and producer, founder of the New York Public Theatre and Shakespeare-in-the-Park.
1941 Ed Bradley, broadcast journalist.

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