On This Day

June 22, 1970 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • Irish socialist, republican and Member of Parliament, Bernadette Devlin, loses her appeal against a 6-month prison sentence imposed for taking part in riots in Derry

Event of interestEvent of Interest

President Richard Nixon signs extension of the 1965 Voting Rights Act that requires voting age at 18 in all federal, state, and local elections

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Supreme Court ruled juries of less than 12 are constitutional

Birthdays in History

  • Michel Elefteriades, Greek-Lebanese politician, artist, producer and businessman