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On June 22nd, 1940, during World
War Two, Adolf Hitler gained a stunning victory
as France was forced to sign an armistice eight
days after German forces overran Paris.
On this date:
In 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte
abdicated a second time.
In 1868, Arkansas
was re-admitted to the Union.
In 1870, Congress
created the Department of Justice.
In 1911, Britain's
King George the Fifth was crowned at Westminster
heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis knocked out
Max Schmeling in the first round of their rematch
at Yankee Stadium.
In 1944, President
Roosevelt signed the "GI Bill of
In 1945, the World
War Two battle for Okinawa officially ended;
12,520 Americans and 110,000 Japanese were killed
in the 81-day campaign.
singer-actress Judy Garland died in London at age
In 1970, President
Nixon signed a measure lowering the voting age to
In 1993, former
first lady Pat Nixon died in Park Ridge, New
Jersey, at age 81.
Ten years ago:
African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela
addressed delegates at the United Nations, where
he said victory for a democratic, non-racial
South Africa was "within our grasp."
Five years ago:
House and Senate Republicans announced agreement
on a compromise seven-year budget-balancing plan
that would cut taxes by $245 billion and slow
spending for Medicare, Medicaid and dozens of
other programs. Riot police stormed a hijacked
jumbo jet in Hakodate, Japan, freeing all 364
people on board and capturing a lone hijacker.
One year ago:
President Clinton visited ethnic Albanian
refugees at a refugee camp in Macedonia. The
Supreme Court ruled the Americans with
Disabilities Act does not extend to people with
poor eyesight or other correctable conditions.
"He, who will not
reason, is a bigot; he, who cannot, is a fool;
and he, who dares not, is a slave."
William Drummond, Scottish writer (1585-1649).