June 22

1377: Richard II, who is still a child, begins his reign, following the death of his grandfather, Edward III. His coronation takes place July 16.

1558: The French take the French town of Thionville from the English.

1772: Slavery is outlawed in England.

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

1864: Confederate Gen. A. P. Hill turns back a Federal flanking movement at the Weldon Railroad near Petersburg, Virginia.

1876: Gen. Alfred Terry sends Lt. Col. George A. Custer to the Rosebud and Little Bighorn rivers to search for Indian villages.

1910: German bacteriologist Paul Ehrlich announces a definitive cure for syphilis.

1911: King George V of England is crowned.

1915: Austro-German forces occupy Lemberg on the Eastern Front as the Russians retreat.

1925: France and Spain agree to join forces against Abd el Krim in Morocco.

1930: A son is born to Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh.

1933: Adolf Hitler bans political parties in Germany other than the Nazis.

1938: Joe Louis floors Max Schmeling in the first round of the heavyweight bout at Yankee Stadium.

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

1941: Under the code-name Barbarossa, Germany invades the Soviet Union.

1942: A Japanese submarine shells Fort Stevens at the mouth of the Columbia River.

1944: President Franklin Roosevelt signs the “GI Bill of Rights” to provide broad benefits for veterans of the war.

1956: The battle for Algiers begins as three buildings in The Casbah are blown up.

1970: President Richard Nixon signs the 26th amendment, lowering the voting age to 18.

1973: Skylab astronauts splash down safely in the Pacific after a record 28 days in space.

1980: The Soviet Union announces a partial withdrawal of its forces from Afghanistan.

1981: Mark David Chapman pleads guilty to killing John Lennon.

1995: Nigeria’s former military ruler, Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo, and his chief deputy are charged with conspiracy to overthrow Gen. Sani Abacha’s military government.

Born on June 22

1757: George Vancouver, English navigator.

1898: Erich Maria Remarque, German novelist (“All Quiet on the Western Front”).

1906: Billy Wilder, film director (“Sunset Boulevard,” “The Apartment”).

1906: Anne Morrow Lindbergh, author, wife of Charles Lindbergh (“Gifts from the Sea”).

1921: Joseph Papp, theater director and producer, founder of the New York Public Theatre and Shakespeare-in-the-Park.

1941: Ed Bradley, broadcast journalist.

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