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This Day in History—-June 22

1847—Doughnut created.

1868—Arkansas re-joins the US.

1870—1st Boardwalk in American invented.

1874—Game of lawn tennis introduced.

1915—BMY, then Brooklyn Rapid Transit, begins subway service.

1932—National League approves players wearing numbers.

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

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

1946—Bill Veeck purchases Cleveland Indians.

1955—US air patrol plane shot down above Bering sea.

1959—“Along Came Jones” by Coasters peaks at #9.

1961—Beatles record Ain’t She Sweet, Cry for a Shadow, When the Saints Go Marching In, Why, Nobody’s Child & My Bonnie, in Hamburg.

1966—“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” opens.

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

1977—Former AG John Mitchell starts 19 months in Alabama prison.

1977—Walt Disney’s “Rescuers” released.

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

1987—Tom Seaver retires after 3rd try with NY Mets.

1990—Braves replace manager Russ Nixon with GM Bobby Cox.

1994—Ken Griffey, Jr. breaks Ruth’s record for most HRs by end of June (31)

2009—109th US Golf Open: Lucas Glover shoots a 276 at Bethpage State Park, NY.

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

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