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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

June 22 - This 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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