Historical Events for 22nd June 2019

1497 – Antitax insurrection in Cornwall suppressed at Blackheath
1633 – Galileo Galilei forced to recant his Copernican views that the Earth orbits the Sun by the Pope (Vatican only admits it was wrong on Oct 31, 1992!)
1807 – British board USS Chesapeake, a provocation leading to War of 1812
1889 – Louisville Colonels set ML baseball record with 26th consecutive loss
1944 – US President Franklin Roosevelt signs “GI Bill of Rights” (Servicemen’s Readjustment Act)
1944 – Boston Brave Jim Tobin 2nd no-hitter of yr beats Phils, 7-0 in 5 inn
1949 – Ezzard Charles beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for National Boxing Association world heavyweight title
1959 – Shunryu Suzuki completes his historical Japan to SF voyage
1965 – Freddie Trueman ends his Test cricket career, v NZ at Lord’s
1983 – 1st time a satellite is retrieved from orbit by Space Shuttle

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