This Week in History


June 16

Suntan Dan Edwards was born.

Nicole Taylor-Land was born.

Shane Shackelford was born.

John Ayrey was born.

Mikey McElhatton was born.


1858 - Senate candidate Abraham Lincoln declared, "a house divided against itself cannot stand."

2004 - The 9/11 Commission determined that Saddam Hussein had no strong links to al-Qaeda, contradicting White House beliefs.


June 17

Brendan Brosch was born.

Michael Reinhardt was born.


1775 - The Battle of Bunker Hill took place during the American Revolution.

1994 - O. J. Simpson's slow-speed chase by the police, watched by millions on TV, ended in his arrest.


June 18

1815 - Napoleon was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo by British, German, and Dutch forces.

1983 - Sally Ride became the first American woman in space.


June 19

Tom Long was born.

Tom Kushner was born.

Rockaway Rod was born.


1964 - The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was approved.

1977 - Pope Paul VI proclaimed John Neumann, the first male saint from the United States.


June 20

Ben Carlos Thypin was born.

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


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