Thursday, June 22, 2017
History for June 22 - On-This-Day.com
George Vancouver 1757, Erich Maria Remarque 1898, John Dillinger 1902 - Gangster, Ann Morrow Lindbergh 1907
Brit Hume 1943 - Broadcast journalist, Meryl Streep 1949 - Actress, Cyndi Lauper 1953 - Singer
1611 - English explorer Henry Hudson, his son and several other people were set adrift in present-day Hudson Bay by mutineers.
1772 - Slavery was outlawed in England.
1911 - King George V of England was crowned.
1933 - Germany became a one political party country when Hitler banned parties other than the Nazis.
1941 - Under the codename Barbarossa, Germany invaded the Soviet Union.
1945 - During World War II, the battle for Okinawa officially ended after 81 days.
1970 - U.S. President Richard Nixon signed an extension of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. It required that the voting age in the United States to be 18.
1992 - The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that hate-crime laws that ban cross-burning and similar expressions of racial bias violated free-speech rights.