June 22 in History

June 22 in Pop Culture History

June 22nd is…
National Chocolate Eclair Day
National HVAC Tech Day
National Kissing Day
National Onion Rings Day

1633 – The Holy Office in Rome forced Galileo Galilei to recant his view that the Sun, not the Earth, is the center of the Universe

1870 – US Congress created the United States Department of Justice.

1937 – Joe Louis won the world heavyweight boxing title when he defeated Jim Braddock.

1942 – The pledge of Allegiance was formally adopted by Congress.

1950 – The publication ‘Red Channels: The Report of Communist Influence in Radio and Television’ listed many suspected communists in American media, including Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Lena Horne, Pete Seeger, Artie Shaw and Orson Welles.

#1 Hit June 22, 1968 – July 19, 1968: Herb AlpertThis Guy’s in Love with You

1969 – Cleveland, Ohio’s Cuyahoga River caught fire.

1978 – Pluto’s Moon Charon was discovered by James W. Christy, at the Naval Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona.

1984 – Top Secret!, The Pope of Greenwich Village, The Karate Kid and Rhinestone were released in theaters

#1 Hit June 22, 1985 – July 5, 1985: Bryan AdamsHeaven

1990 – Robocop II debuted in theaters

2001 – The Fast and the Furious and Dr. Dolittle 2 were released in theaters

2005 – Herbie: Fully Loaded debuted in theaters

2007 – Evan Almighty and 1408 were released in theaters

2009 – Eastman Kodak Company announced that it would discontinue sales of the Kodachrome Color Film.

2012 – Brave and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter debuted in theaters

#1 Hit June 22, 2013 – September 13, 2013: Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and PharrellBlurred Lines