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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

2001 : Blockbuster hit movie "The Fast and the Furious" released

Civil War
1864 : Lee strikes back at Petersburg

Cold War
1989 : Cease-fire established in Angolan civil war

2011 : Notorious Boston mobster Whitey Bulger is arrested

1962 : Mysterious crash in Guadeloupe

General Interest
1611 : Hudson set adrift by mutineers

1937 : Louis becomes champ

1945 : Battle of Okinawa ends

2008 : George Carlin dies

1906 : Anne Morrow Lindbergh is born

1964 : Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown is born

1950 : Bernstein, Copland, Seeger and others are named as Communists

Old West
1876 : General Santa Anna dies in Mexico City

1944 : FDR signs GI bill

1986 : Hand of God helps out Maradona

Vietnam War
1971 : South Vietnamese fight for Fire Base Fuller

1972 : New troops sent to An Loc

World War I
1898 : Erich Maria Remarque born

World War II
1941 : Germany launches Operation Barbarossa-the invasion of Russia
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