Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Today In History: June 22

1377- Richard II succeeds Edward III as king of England
1740- King Frederik II of Prussia ends torture & guarantees religion & freedom of the press
1772- Slavery outlawed in England
1812- Napoleon's Grand Army invades Russia
1847- Doughnut created
1851- Fire destroys part of San Francisco
1870- Congress creates Department of Justice
1911- King George V of England crowned
1939- Future Queen Elizabeth of England meets future husband Philip
1940- France falls to Nazi Germany; armistice signed, France disarms
1969- Aretha Franklin arrested in Detroit for creating a disturbance
1981- Mark David Chapman pleads guilty to killing John Lennon
1990- Florida passes a law prohibits wearing a throng bathing suit
1992- 2 skeletons excavated in Yekaterinburg IDed as Czar Nicholas II & wife
2009- 2009 Washington Metro subway crash: Two Metro trains collide in Washington, D.C., USA, killing 9 and injuring over 80.

1906- Anne Morrow Lindbergh, author/aviator
1922- Bill Blass, fashion designer
1933- Dianne Feinstein, 1st female mayor of San Francisco
1936- Kris Kristofferson, singer/actor
1949- Meryl Streep, New Jersey, actress
1953- Cyndi Lauper, singer
1960- Erin Brockovich, legal clerk & enviromental activist
1964- Dan Brown, author

1969- Judy Garland, actress
1987- Fred Astaire, actor & dancer
1993- Pat Nixon, former First Lady

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