On This Day for 22nd June

Historical Events

  • 1633 Galileo Galilei forced to recant Earth orbits Sun by Pope (Oct 31 1992 Vatican admits it was wrong)
  • 1675 Royal Greenwich Observatory established in England by Charles II
  • 1772 Somerset v Stewart UK court case finds slavery unsupported by English common law, encourages abolitionist movement
  • 1848 Beginning of the June Days Uprising in Paris.
  • 1934 John Dillinger is informally named America's first Public Enemy Number One
  • 1941 Germany, Italy & Romania declare war on Soviet Union

Did You Know?

Henry Hudson set adrift in Hudson Bay by mutineers on his ship Discovery & never seen again

On June 22nd, 1611

Famous Weddings

  • 1894 Harry Houdini marries Bessie Rahner
  • 1958 NBA forward Elgin Baylor (23) weds Ruby Saunder at Mt Olive Baptist Church in Washington, D.C.
  • 1969 Writer and producer R. L. Stine (25) weds editor Jane Waldhorn
  • 1985 "Dallas" actress Victoria Principal (35) weds plastic surgeon Harry Glassman (43) in Dallas
  • 1996 "Full House" actress Candace Cameron (20) weds Montreal Canadiens hockey player Valeri Bure (22) at the Church of the Valle in Van Nuys, California