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June 21

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

 

June 22

Jimmy McVeigh was born.

Terry McVeigh was born.

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 - Legendary Boston crime boss, James "Whitey" Bulger is found and arrested by federal authorities in Santa Monica, Calif

 

JUNE 23

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.

 

JUNE 24

1997 - The U.S. Air Force released The Roswell Report, closing the case on the 1947 Roswell, N.M. incident concerning UFOs and alien bodies.

 

JUNE 25

Phil McManus was born.

Louise Racy was born.

Chris Kalisak was born.

 

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

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

 

JUNE 26

Doreen Mingino was born.

Con Murray was born.

The Rockaway Times was born.

 

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

 

JUNE 27

Vinny Bonanno was born.

 

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

 

2003 - The National Do-Not-Call-Registry, formed to combat unwanted telemarketing calls and administered by the Federal Trade Commission, enrolled almost three-quarters of a million phone numbers on its first day.

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