Monday, June 22, 2015

June 22nd in History

Much more can be found here....

1633- Galileo Galilei forced to recant Earth orbits Sun by Pope (on Oct 31, 1992, Vatican admits it was wrong)
1807- British board USS Chesapeake, a provocation leading to War of 1812
1815- 2nd abdication of Napoleon (after Waterloo)
1870 - US Congress creates Department of Justice
1934 - John Dillinger is informally named America's first Public Enemy Number One 1940- France falls to Nazi Germany; armistice signed, France disarms
1941 - Finland invades Kareli
1941 - Operation Barbarossa: Nazi Germany invades the Soviet Union during WWII
1941 - Various Communist and Socialist French Resistance movements merge to one group.
1941 - Germany, Italy & Romania declare war on Soviet Union 1942 - Japanese submarine in mouth of Columbia River, Oregon
1942 - Jewish Brigade attached by British Army in WW II, forms
1943- W.E.B. Du Bois becomes 1st Black member of National Institute of Letters
1944 - US President Franklin Roosevelt signs "GI Bill of Rights" (Servicemen's Readjustment Act)

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