Friday, June 22, 2012

22nd of June

It is the 173rd day of the year, with only 192 days remaining.

1633 - The Holy Office in Rome, forces Galileo Galilei to recant his view that the Sun, not the Earth, is the center of the Universe.

1941 - Germany invades the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa.

1942 - Erwin Rommel is promoted to Field Marshal after the capture of Tobruk.

1944 - President Franklin Roosevelt signs into law the Servicemen's Readjustment Act, commonly known as the G.I. Bill.

1969 - The Cuyahoga River catches fire, triggering a crack-down on pollution in the river.

1990 - The famous Checkpoint Charlie is dismantled in Berlin.

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