This Week in History

June 22

James Brian Boyle was born.

Anne Chiavetta was born.

Morgan Shannon was born.


1944 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the G.I. Bill of Rights.

2011 – Boston crime boss, James “Whitey” Bulger, was arrested by federal authorities in Santa Monica, Ca.



Nolan Harrison Hopkins was born.

Janet O’Hare was born.

Nicholas Andrew Rowe was born.

Janice Sorgente was born.

1992 – Mobster John Gotti was sentenced to life in prison.



John Martin was born.


1997 – The U.S. Air Force released The Roswell Report, closing the case on the 1947 Roswell, New Mexico incident concerning UFOs and alien bodies.



Ellen Blum Gray was born

Phil McManus was born.

Louise Racy was born.

Karolina Wrzesniewski was born.

Chris Kalisak was born.


1876 – Lt. Col. George A. Custer and all his men were killed by Sioux and Cheyanne Indians at the Battle of Little Bighorn in Montana.

1950 – Communist North Korean troops invaded South Korea beginning the Korean War.



The Rockaway Times was born.

Doreen Mingino was born.

Jean Condon was born.

Darlene Diresta was born.


2000 – The first map of the human genome, which required decoding more than 3 billion biochemical “letters” of human DNA, is completed.



Vinny Bonanno was born.


1969 – Police and gays clashed at the Stonewall Inn in New York City, fostering the gay rights movement.


2003 – The do-not-call registry formed to combat unwanted telemarketing calls, enrolled almost three-quarters of a million phone numbers on its first day.



Carl Perrara was born.

Charlie Greenberg was born.


1894 – Labor Day became a federal holiday by an act of Congress.

1997 – Boxer Mike Tyson bit Evander Holyfield’s ear during their heavyweight title fight.

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