On This Day..... June 22

JUNE 22ND

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL TAKE YOUR DOG TO WORK DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL ONION RINGS DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL CHOCOLATE ÉCLAIR DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • JOHN DILLINGER (1903-1934)
  • BILLY WILDER (1906-2002)
  • DIANNE FEINSTEIN (1933, 85)
  • KRIS KRISTOFFERSON (1936, 82)
  • ED BRADLEY (1941, 77)
  • TODD RUNDGREN (1948, 70)
  • LINDSAY WAGNER (1949, 69)
  • MERYL STREEP (1949, 69)
  • ELIZABETH WARREN (1949, 69)
  • CYNDI LAUPER (1953, 65)
  • FREDDIE PRINZE (1954-1977)
  • ERIN BROCKOVICH (1960, 58)
  • CLYDE DREXLER (1962, 56)
  • AMY BRENNEMAN (1964, 54)
  • DAN BROWN (1964, 54)
  • MARY LYNN RAJSKUB (1971, 47)
  • LACY GORANSON (1973, 45)
  • CARSON DALY (1973, 45)
  • DONALD FAISON (1974, 44)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1342, BILBO BAGGINS RETURNS HOME TO BAD END IN THE SHIRE
  • IN 1611, HENRY HUDSON IS PUT OUT TO SEA BY MUTINEERS FOR DEATH
  • IN 1633, THE POPE FORCES GALLILEO TO RECANT HIS POSITION THAT THE EARTH REVOLVES AROUND THE SUN
  • IN 1775, THE FIRST CONTINENTAL CURRENCY IS ISSUED
  • IN 1812, LAURA SECOND WALKS 32 KILOMETERS TO WARN THE BRITISH OF AN IMMINENT AMERICAN ATTACK, RESULTING IN THE BRITISH WINNING AT BEAVER DAM
  • IN 1847, HANSON GREGORY CREATES THE CIRCULAR RING DONUT
  • IN 1848, THE BARNBURNER PARTY NOMINATES MARTIN VAN BUREN FOR PRESIDENT
  • IN 1848, “JUNE DAYS” BEGIN IN FRANCE WHERE PARISIAN WORKERS REVOLT
  • IN 1851, THE SEVENTH FIRE IN TWO YEARS DESTROY CITY HALL AND THE SURROUNDING NEIGHBORHOOD IN SAN FRANCISCO
  • IN 1865, THE CSS SHENANDOAH SURRENDERS BY FIRING ONE FINAL SHOT TO END THE CIVIL WAR
  • IN 1868, ARKANSAS REJOINS THE UNION
  • IN 1870, CONGRESS CREATES THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
  • IN 1894, HARRY HOUDINI MARRIES BESSIE RAHNER
  • IN 1910, FERDINAND VON ZEPPELIN SETS HIS FIRST PASSENGER SHIP AIRBORNE
  • IN 1911, KING GEORGE V IS CROWNED KING OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE
  • IN 1932, CONGRESS PASSES THE LINDBURGH ACT WHICH MAKES KIDNAPPING ILLEGAL
  • IN 1934, JOHN DILLINGER IS NAMED THE FIRST “PUBLIC ENEMY NUMBER ONE”
  • IN 1937, JOE LOUIS KNOCKS OUT JAMES BRADDOCK TO BEGIN HIS 12 YEAR REIGN AS HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION
  • IN 1939, PRINCESS ELIZABETH MEETS HER FUTURE HUSBAND PHILIP OF GREECE
  • IN 1940, FRANCE SURRENDERS TO GERMANY
  • IN 1941, NAZI GERMANY INVADES THE SOVIET UNION
  • IN 1942, A JAPANESE SUBMARINE BREACHES AMERICAN SOVERIGN TERRITORY WHEN IT HEADS UP THE MOUTH OF THE COLOMBIA RIVER IN OREGON
  • IN 1944, PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT SIGNS THE “G.I. BILL OF RIGHTS”
  • IN 1953, A NEWSPAPER DELIVERY BOY DROPS A NICKEL HE WAS GIVEN AS CHANGE FOR A PAPER AND IT BREAKS OPEN TO REVEAL IT WAS HOLLOW AND CONTAINED A SOVIET SPY MICROFILM
  • IN 1959, SANDY KOUFAX SETS A RECORD BY STRIKING OUT 16 PHILLIES IN ONE GAME
  • IN 1963, 13 YEAR OLD STEVIE WONDER RELEASES “FINGERTIPS”
  • IN 1968, HERB ALPERT HITS #1 WITH “THIS GUY’S IN LOVE WITH YOU”
  • IN 1969, ARETHA FRANKLIN IS ARRESTED FOR CREATING A DISTURBANCE IN DETRIOT
  • IN 1969, THE POLLUTED CUYAHOGA RIVER IN CLEVELAND CATCHES FIRE
  • IN 1969, JUDY GARLAND OVERDOSES AND DIES AT 47
  • IN 1970, PRESIDENT NIXON LOWERS THE VOTING AGE TO 18 WHEN HE SIGNS THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT
  • IN 1971, JONI MITCHELL RELEASES “BLUE”
  • IN 1977, WALT DISNEY RELEASES “THE RESCUERS”
  • IN 1977, ATTORNEY GENERAL JOHN MITCHELL BEGINS SERVING A 30 MONTH SENTENCE FOR HIS ROLE IN WATERGATE
  • IN 1979, LITTLE RICHARD ANNOUNCES HE IS ENDING HIS MUSIC CAREER TO FOCUS ON HIS RELIGION
  • IN 1981, JOHN MCENROE IS SANCTIONED FOR BAD BEHAVIOR AT WIMBLETON
  • IN 1981, MARK DAVID CHAPMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO MURDERING JOHN LENNON
  • IN 1982, CHARLES AND DIANA TAKE PRINCE WILLIAM HOME FROM THE HOSPITAL
  • IN 1983, MONTY PYTHON RELEASES “THE MEANING OF LIFE”
  • IN 1984, RICHARD BRANSON DEBUTS VIRGIN AIRWAYS
  • IN 1985, BRYAN ADAMS HIT #1 WITH “HEAVEN”
  • IN 1987, FRED ASTAIRE DIES AT 88
  • IN 1990, THE STATE OF FLORIDA OUTLAWS THONG BATHING SUITS
  • IN 1990, NELSON MANDELA ADDRESSES THE UNITED NATIONS ON APARTHEID
  • IN 1990, ADAM SANDLER JOINS THE CAST OF SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
  • IN 1992, THE SUPREME COURT RULES THAT HATE CRIME LAWS VIOLATE THE RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH
  • IN 1993, PAT NIXON DIES OF LUNG CANCER AT 81
  • IN 1996, CANDACE CAMERON MARRIES VALERI BURE
  • IN 2003, ADAM SANDLER MARRIES JACKIE TITONE
  • IN 2003, CLAY AIKEN WHEN TO #1 WITH “THIS IS THE NIGHT” IN THE SINGLES CHART WHILE LUTHOR VANDROSS WAS #1 ON THE ALBUM CHART WITH “DANCE WITH MY FATHER”
  • IN 2004, VICE PRESIDENT DICK CHENEY TELLS SENATOR PATRICK LEAHY “GO F*** YOURSELF” ON THE SENATE FLOOR
  • IN 2008, GEORGE CARLIN DIES AT 80
  • IN 2008, COLDPLAY HITS #1 WITH “VIVA LA VIDA”
  • IN 2009, TWO TRAINS IN THE WASHINGTON DC METRO COLLIDE KILLING 9 PEOPLE
  • IN 2011, WHITEY BULGER IS ARRESTED AT EVADING THE FBI FOR 16 YEARS
  • IN 2011, DANIEL CRAIG MARRIES RACHEL WEISZ
  • IN 2013, ROBIN THICKE BEGAN A 13 WEEK RUN AT #1 WITH “BLURRED LINES”
  • IN 2015, NIKKI HALEY CALLS FOR THE REMOVAL OF CONFEDERATE FLAGS FROM GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS IN HER STATE SOUTH CAROLINA
  • IN 2015, THE JOURNAL OF AMERICAN MEDICINE ANNOUNCES THAT OBESE PEOPLE NOW OUTNUMBER OVERWEIGHT PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES

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