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This Day in History – June 22

This Day In History1832 – John Howe patents pin manufacturing machine.

1847 – First ring doughnut supposedly created by Hanson Gregory.

1849 – Stephen C Massett opens concert at San Francisco courthouse using only piano in California.

1870 – US Congress creates Department of Justice.

1918 – Circus train rammed by troop train kills 68 (Ivanhoe, Illinois).

1932 – Congress approves “Lindbergh Act” making kidnapping a federal offense (amended 1934).

1934 – John Dillinger is informally named America’s first Public Enemy Number One.

1944 – US troops occupy Biak during Battle of Biak, New Guinea.

1944 – US President Franklin Roosevelt signs “GI Bill of Rights” (Servicemen’s Readjustment Act).

1959 – “Along Came Jones” by Coasters peak at #9.

1968 – “Here Come Da Judge” by The Buena Vistas peaks at #88.

1970 – President Nixon signs 26th amendment (voting age lowered to 18).

1970 – Supreme Court ruled juries of less than 12 are constitutional.

1977 – Walt Disney’s “Rescuers” released.

1979 – Little Richard quits rock & roll for religious pursuit.

1982 – Pete Rose gets his 3,772nd hit, moves past Aaron into 2nd place.

1983 – 1st time a satellite is retrieved from orbit by Space Shuttle.

1997 – Ernie Els wins golf’s Buick Classic.

2011 – After hiding for 16 years, Boston gangster Whitey Bulger is arrested outside an apartment in Santa Monica, California.

2015 – JAMA Internal Medical Journal announces obese Americans now outnumber those just overweight.

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