Today In History, June 22nd

1611 – English explorer Henry Hudson, his son and several other people were set adrift in present-day Hudson Bay by mutineers.

1772 – Slavery was outlawed in England.

1807 – British seamen board the USS Chesapeake, a provocation leading to the War of 1812.

1815 – Napoleon Bonaparte abdicated a second time.

1832 – J.I. Howe patented the pin machine. 

1874 – Dr. Andrew Taylor Still began the first known practice of osteopathy.

1909 – The first transcontinental auto race ended in Seattle, Washington.

1911 – King George V of England was crowned.

1933 – Germany became a one political party country when Hitler banned parties other than the Nazis.

1940 – France and Germany signed an armistice at Compiegne, on terms dictated by the Nazis. 

1990 – Billy Joel became the first rock artist to perform at Yankee Stadium.

1941 – Under the code name Barbarossa, Germany invaded the Soviet Union.

1946 – Jet airplanes were used to transport mail for the first time.

1959 – Eddie Lubanski rolled 24 consecutive strikes in a bowling tournament in Miami, Florida.

1963 – The Surfaries single “Wipe Out” was released.

1968 – Mason Williams’ “Classical Gas” was released.

1973 – Skylab astronauts splashed down safely in the Pacific after a record 28 days in space.

1978 – James W. Christy and Robert S. Harrington discovered the only known moon of Pluto. The moon is named Charon.

2009 – Eastman Kodak Company announced that it would discontinue sales of the Kodachrome Color Film. (Image:Lomography)

(Source: On-This-Day)

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