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This Day In HIstory: June 22

This Day in History

1897: Queen Victoria of Britain celebrates her Diamond Jubilee
1937: Joe Louis KOs James J. Braddock to become world heavyweight boxing champion.
1940: France is forced to sign an armistice with Nazi Germany.
1941: Germany declares war on and invades the Soviet Union in one of the turning points of World War II .
1944: The GI Bill of Rights is signed, providing benefits to veterans.
1964: Three civil rights workers—James Cheney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner—are reported missing in Mississippi; their bodies are later found.
2004: Former U.S. president Bill Clinton publishes his memoirs, My Life, which becomes an immediate best-seller. In response to the Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal, the Bush administration releases hundreds of previously classified documents relating to the treatment of detainees in U.S. military prisons.

Today's Birthdays

1805: Giuseppe Mazzini, revolutionary, political theorist, and advocate of Italian unification (Genoa, Italy; died 1872)
1887: Sir Julian S. Huxley, biologist and author (London, England; died 1975)
1888: Harold Burton, jurist, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA; died 1964)
1898: Erich Maria Remarque, novelist (Germany; died 1970)
1903: Carl Hubbell, baseball pitcher (Carthage, MO; died 1988)
1906: Anne Morrow Lindbergh, aviator/author (Englewood, NJ; died 2001). Billy Wilder, producer/director (Vienna, Austria; died 2002)
1909: Katherine Dunham, dancer/choreographer (Joliet, IL; died 2006)
1921: Joseph Papp, theatrical producer (Brooklyn, NY; died 1991)
1922: Bill Blass, fashion designer (Fort Wayne, IN; died 2002)
1929: Ralph Waite, actor (White Plains, NY)
1932: Prunella Scales, actress (Sutton Abinger, England)
1933: Dianne Feinstein, CA senator (San Francisco, CA)
1936: Kris Kristofferson, singer/actor (Brownsville, TX)
1941: Ed Bradley, TV journalist (Philadelphia, PA)
1944: Klaus Maria Brandauer, actor (Styria, Austria)
1948: Pete Maravich, basketball player (Aliquippa, PA; died 1988)
1949: Lindsay Wagner, actress (Los Angeles, CA). Meryl Streep, actress (Summit, NJ)
1958: Bruce Campbell, actor (Royal Oak, MI)
1962: Clyde Drexler, basketball player (New Orleans, LA)
1964: Amy Brenneman, actress (Glastonbury, CT)
1971: Kurt Warner, football player (Burlington, IA)
1973: Carson Daly, actor/producer (Santa Monica, CA)
1974: Donald Faison, actor (New York, NY)


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