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Once Upon A Time – June 22 – 1847 – First Ring Doughnut Supposedly Created By Hanson Gregory

1633 Galileo Galilei recants his “heretical” position that the Earth orbiting the Sun was at odds with the Bible and church teaching (Vatican apologizes in Oct 1992 for how it handled the case)

1675 Royal Greenwich Observatory established in England by Charles II

1772 Somerset v Stewart court case finds slavery unsupported by English common law, encouraging the abolitionist movement

1848 Beginning of the June Days uprising in Paris by French workers

1865 The CSS Shenandoah fires the last shot of the American Civil War in the Bering Strait to indicate surrender

1941 operation barbarossa: Nazi Germany and its allies invade the Soviet Union during WWII, the largest military operation in history

Historical Events Today Events in 2023

Today in Film & TV

1977 Walt Disney’s “Rescuers” released, first Disney film to get a sequel

Today in Music

1963 “Little” Stevie Wonder aged 13 releases his first single “Fingertips” (first live non-studio recording to go to No. 1 on Billboard)

Today in Sport

1937 Challenger Joe Louis KOs James J Braddock in the 8th round at Chicago’s Comiskey Park for the world heavyweight boxing title

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

1847 First ring doughnut supposedly created by Hanson Gregory

Famous Weddings

1894 Harry Houdini marries Bessie Rahner

1958 NBA forward Elgin Baylor (23) weds Ruby Saunder at Mt Olive Baptist Church in Washington, D.C.

1962 American actress-singer Jane Froman (54) weds college friend Rowland Smith

For centuries mankind had sought the fabled Northern Passage – a new route for shipping from Europe to Asia. Explorer Henry Hudson’s attempt did not go well – June 22, 1611

Painter Benjamin Haydon, who died on this day, spent his life beating on the door of London’s exclusive art ‘club’, the Royal Academy. They never let him in – June 22, 1846

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