This Week in History

June 20

Ben Carlos Thypin was born.


1967 – Muhammad Ali was convicted of violating Selective Service laws by refusing to be drafted.


June 21

1982 – John Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity for the attempted murder of President Ronald Reagan.

1989 – The U.S. Supreme Court decided that burning the U.S. flag was protected under the First Amendment.


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.

Conrad Mok was born.

Wyatt Mok 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.

John Blum was born.

Rita Mullen 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.

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