June 22nd This Day in History- Ann Landers-John Dillinger-Cuyahoga River catches fire

June 22, 2010
By Vannini

Notable Events

217 BC – Battle of Raphia: Ptolemy IV of Egypt defeats Antiochus III the Great of the Seleucid kingdom.

168 BC – Battle of Pydna: Romans under Lucius Aemilius Paullus defeat and capture Macedonian King Perseus, ending the Third Macedonian War.

1593 – Battle of Sisak: Allied Christian troops defeat the Turks.

1633 – The Holy Office in Rome forces Galileo Galilei to recant his view that the Sun, not the Earth, is the center of the Universe.

1783 – A poisonous cloud from Laki volcanic eruption in Iceland reaches Le Havre in France.

1825 – The British Parliament abolishes feudalism and the seigneurial system in British North America.

1898 – Spanish-American War: United States Marines land in Cuba.

1922 – Herrin massacre: 19 strikebreakers and 2 union miners are killed in Herrin, Illinois.

1941 – Germany invades the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa.

1969 – The Cuyahoga River catches fire, which triggers a crack-down on pollution in the river.

1976 – The Canadian House of Commons abolishes capital punishment.

2009 – Eastman Kodak Company announces that it will discontinue sales of the Kodachrome Color Film, concluding its 74-year run as a photography icon.

Notable Births

1680 – Ebenezer Erskine, Scottish religious dissenter (d. 1754)

1704 – John Taylor, English classical scholar (d. 1766)

1757 – George Vancouver, British explorer (d. 1798)

1767 – Wilhelm von Humboldt, German philosopher and statesman (d. 1835)

1845 – Tom Dula, American folk character (Tom Dooley) (d. 1868)

1903 – John Dillinger, American bank robber (d. 1934)

1906 – Anne Morrow Lindbergh, American author and pilot (d. 2001)

1922 – Mona Lisa, Filipino actress

1941 – Ed Bradley, American journalist (d. 2006)

1963 – Hokutoumi Nobuyoshi, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 61st Yokozuna

1964 – Dan Brown, American author

Notable Deaths

1429 – Ghiyath al-Kashi, Persian astronomer and mathematician (b. 1380)

1925 – Felix Klein, German mathematician (b. 1849)

1928 – A. B. Frost, American illustrator (b. 1851)

1936 – Moritz Schlick, Austrian philosopher (b. 1882)

1969 – Judy Garland, American singer and actress (b. 1922)

1987 – Fred Astaire, American dancer and actor (b. 1899)

1990 – Ilya Frank, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1908)

1993 – Pat Nixon, First Lady of the United States (b. 1912)

2002 – Ann Landers, American columnist (b. 1918)

2006 – Moose (dog actor), dog actor popular for role on Frasier (b. 1990)

2008 – George Carlin, American comedian, actor (b. 1937)

2008 – Dody Goodman, American comedienne (b. 1914)

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