June 22nd

2011
Legendary Boston crime boss,James "Whitey" Bulger is found and arrested by federal authorities in Santa Monica, Calif.
Wikipedia:In the news/Candidates/June 2011
1990
Checkpoint Charlie is dismantled. The crossing point on the sector border between East Berlin and West Berlin had become obsolete with the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Today, the former checkpoint, including the famous sign stating “You are leaving the American sector”, is a tourist attraction.
Checkpoint Charlie
1987
Actor-dancer-singer Fred Astaire died.
Fred Astaire
1986
Diego Maradona coins the phrase “Hand of God”. The Argentinian football star had scored a goal with his hand during the FIFA World Cup quarter final against England. The referee allowed the goal, the Argentinian team were later crowned world champions. After the game, Maradona said that the goal was scored “a little with the head of Maradona and a little with the hand of God”.
Hand of God
1969
Singer-actress Judy Garland died.
Judy Garland
1945
Okinawa falls to U.S. troops. The Battle of Okinawa marked a decisive defeat for Japan during World War II as the archipelago represented the last line of defense for mainland Japan. The country surrendered two months after the end of the battle.
Battle of Okinawa
1944
President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the G.I. Bill of Rights.
G.I. Bill
1943
W.E.B. DuBois became the first black member of the National Institute of Letters.
Mary McLeod Bethune
1941
Germany invades the Soviet Union. The initially successful attack soon proved a disaster for the Germans as wintry conditions and fierce Soviet resistance caused massive losses and ultimately forced them to retreat.
Operation Barbarossa
1934
John Dillinger is informally named America's first Public Enemy Number One.
Bob Hope
1874
Dr. Andrew Still became the first to practice osteopathy.
Andrew Taylor Still
1870
The U.S. Justice Department was created.
United States Department of Justice
1848
Beginning of the June Days Uprising in Paris.
June Days uprising
1815
Napoleon abdicated his throne for the second time after his defeat at Waterloo.
Abdication of Napoleon, 1815
1772
Somerset v Stewart UK court case finds slavery unsupported by English common law, encourages abolitionist movement.
Somerset v Stewart
1675
Royal Greenwich Observatory established in England by Charles II.
Royal Observatory, Greenwich
1633
The Church forces Galileo Galilei to renounce his heliocentric world view. The Holy Office concluded that the Italian scientist, by stating that the Sun, not the Earth, is the center of the Universe, was “vehemently suspect of heresy”. Galileo spent the rest of his life under house arrest.
Galileo affair