Today in History - June 22

1476 - Battle at Morat - Charles the Stout invades Switzerland

1593 - Battle of Sisak - Allied Christian troops defeat the Turks

1633 - Galileo Galilei forced to recant his Copernican views that the Earth orbits the Sun by the Pope

1675 - Royal Greenwich Observatory established in England by Charles II

1679 - Battle at Bothwell Bridge - Duke of Monmouth beats Scots

1774 - British parliament accepts Quebec Act

1814 - 1st match at the Lord's - MCC vs Herefordshire

1832 - John Howe patents pin manufacturing machine

1847 - First ring doughnut supposedly created by Hanson Gregory

1870 - US Congress creates Department of Justice

1874 - Game of Lawn tennis introduced

1934 - John Dillinger is informally named America's first Public Enemy Number One



1936 - Virgin Islands receives a constitution from US

1977 - Walt Disney's "Rescuers" released

1981 - John McEnroe exhibits a disgraceful act of misbehavior at Wimbledon

1991 - Underwater volcano, Mount Didicas, erupts in Philippines


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