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Saturday, June 22, 2013

June 22 - The Day in History


June 22 : General Interest
1944: FDR signs G.I. Bill

On this day in 1944, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the G.I. Bill, an unprecedented act of legislation designed to compensate returning members of the armed services--known as G.I.s--for their efforts in World War II... read more


American Revolution
1775 : Congress issues Continental currency
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/congress-issues-continental-currency

Automotive
2001 : Blockbuster hit movie "The Fast and the Furious" released
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/blockbuster-hit-movie-the-fast-and-the-furious-released

Civil War
1864 : Lee strikes back at Petersburg
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lee-strikes-back-at-petersburg

Cold War
1989 : Cease-fire established in Angolan civil war
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/cease-fire-established-in-angolan-civil-war

Crime
2011 : Notorious Boston mobster Whitey Bulger is arrested
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/notorious-boston-mobster-whitey-bulger-is-arrested

Disaster
1962 : Mysterious crash in Guadeloupe
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mysterious-crash-in-guadeloupe

General Interest
1611 : Hudson set adrift by mutineers
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hudson-set-adrift-by-mutineers
1937 : Louis becomes champ
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/louis-becomes-champ
1945 : Battle of Okinawa ends
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-okinawa-ends

Hollywood
2008 : George Carlin dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/george-carlin-dies

Literary
1906 : Anne Morrow Lindbergh is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/anne-morrow-lindbergh-is-born
1964 : Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/da-vinci-code-author-dan-brown-is-born

Music
1950 : Bernstein, Copland, Seeger and others are named as Communists
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bernstein-copland-seeger-and-others-are-named-as-communists

Old West
1876 : General Santa Anna dies in Mexico City
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/general-santa-anna-dies-in-mexico-city

Presidential
1944 : FDR signs GI bill
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/roosevelt-signs-gi-bill

Sports
1986 : Hand of God helps out Maradona
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hand-of-god-helps-out-maradona

Vietnam War
1971 : South Vietnamese fight for Fire Base Fuller
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-vietnamese-fight-for-fire-base-fuller
1972 : New troops sent to An Loc
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/new-troops-sent-to-an-loc

World War I
1898 : Erich Maria Remarque born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/erich-maria-remarque-born

World War II
1941 : Germany launches Operation Barbarossa-the invasion of Russia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/germany-launches-operation-barbarossa--the-invasion-of-russia


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