THIS DAY IN HISTORY 22/06


THIS DAY IN HISTORY 22/06

JUNE 22ND

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1825 – British Parliament abolishes feudalism and the seigneurial system in British

1874 – Dr Andrew T Still, discovers the science of osteopathy

1874 – Game of lawn tennis introduced

1911 – King George V crowned king of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Canada, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, and all his realms and territories beyond the sea.

1941 – The Lithuanian 1941 independence begin

1978 – Pluto’s satelite Charon is discovered

1981 – Iran president Bani Sadr deposed

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1767 – Wilhelm von Humboldt, German philosopher and statesman (d. 1835)

1897 – Norbert Elias, English/Dutch philosopher (Process of Civilization)

1931 – Hennadiy Udovenko, Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine, politician and diplomat (UN General Assembly President, 1997-8), (d. 2013)

1947 – Jerry Rawlings, former President of Ghana

1949 – Meryl Streep, Summit, New Jersey, American actress (French Lieutenant’s Woman, Sophie’s Choice)

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1954 – Bobby Valentino, rocker (Fabulous Poodles)

1964 – Dan Brown, Exeter, New Hampshire, American author of thriller fiction (The Da Vinci Code)

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1971 – Mary Lynn Rajskub, Trenton, Michigan, American actress (Chloe O’Brian-24)

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1985 – Sofoklis Schortsanitis, Greek-Cameroonian basketball player

1986 – Ramin Ott, American Samoan football player

1988 – Kieran Lee, English football player

FAMOUS DEATHS

1874 – Howard Staunton, world chess champion, designer of chess pieces, dies

1965 – David O Selznick, producer (Gone With the Wind), dies at 63

1969 – Judy Garland, actress (Wizard of Oz, Easter Parade), dies at 47 of an overdose

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1987 – Fred Astaire, actor/dancer (Royal Wedding, Let’s Dance), dies at 88

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2004 – Mattie Stepanek, American poet (b. 1990)

2004 – Bob Bemer, American computer scientist (b. 1920)

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