JUNE 22 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

1633 – The Holy Office in Rome forced Galileo Galilei to recant his view that the Sun, not the Earth, was the center of the Universe in the form he presented it in, after heated controversy on the 22nd June 1633.

1906 – The flag of Sweden was adopted on the 22nd June 1906.

1907 – The London Underground‘s Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway opened on the 22nd June 1907.

1932 – June Salter the Australian actress was born on the 22nd June 1932 (died 2001).

1936 – Kris Kristofferson the American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor was born on the 22nd June 1936.

1948 – Todd Rundgren the American singer-songwriter, musician, and producer was born on the 22nd June 1948.

1949 – Meryl Streep the American actress was born on the 22nd June 1949.

1949 – Lindsay Wagner the American actress was born on the 22nd June 1949.

1953 – Cyndi Lauper the American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress was born on the 22nd June 1953.

1953 – Bruce McAvaney the Australian sportscaster was born on the 22nd June 1953.

1957 – Garry Gary Beers the Australian musician from INXS was born on the 22nd June 1957.

1960 – Erin Brockovich the American lawyer and environmentalist was born on the 22nd June 1960.

1964 – Dan Brown the American author that wrote The Da Vinci Code novel was born on the 22nd June 1964.

1970Jessica Rowe the Australian television news presenter was born on the 22 June 1970. Jessica Rowe is known for her work on Ten News at Five bulletin with Ron Wilson (1996 ~ 2005), the Today show with Karl Stefanovic (2006), In late 2010, Weekend Sunrise (2010 ~ 2013) and Studio 10 (2013 ~ ). Jessica Rowe was also a contestant on the 7th series of Dancing with the Stars in 2007. Jessica Rowe’s official website: www.JessicaRowe.com.au | Jessica Rowe’s verified Twitter: www.twitter.com/MsJRowe | YouTube video: (BeyondBlueOfficial) Jessica Rowe’s story: Jessica Rowe, TV Presenter and Beyond Blue Ambassador, talks about growing up caring for a mother who has bipolar disorder. Visit www.BeyondBlue.org.au for more information and resources… 

1984 – Virgin Atlantic Airways launched with its 1st flight on the 22nd June 1984, from London Heathrow Airport.

1990 – Checkpoint Charlie was dismantled in Berlin on the 22nd June 1990.

2009 – Eastman Kodak Company announced that it will discontinue sales of the Kodachrome Color Film, concluding its 74-year run as a photography icon.

2001The Fast and the Furious first film in The Fast and the Furious film series was released on the 22nd June 2001. The American street racing action film starred Paul WalkerVin DieselMichelle RodriguezJordana Brewster and was directed by Rob Cohen. YouTube video: The Fast and the Furious Official Trailer #1 – (2001) HD…

Today in History for June 22nd ~ video presented by the Associated Press… 

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