Today in History
June 22

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

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