Today in history

Content by F T.Bear

Good morning! Rise and shine!

Today in history is a place for you early risers to exercise your brains as you wait for the day to begin. Please, by all means, bring your own bits of history to the comments section and add your memories of what YOU did on this day however many years ago.

The beauty of an early morning historical post is that the date can mean the event happened today “our time” or today “other side of the world” time.

From the life and death of Plato through to the latest most recent history as it happens, we intend on bringing you stimulating and educational historical knowledge.

June 22

1954:  Armed with a brick in a stocking, 16-year-old Pauline Parker and 15-year-old Juliet Hulme, become two of New Zealand’s most notorious murderers when they killed Pauline’s mother, Honora, in Victoria Park in Christchurch. They would be found guilty and sentenced to indefinite imprisonment. They served about 5 years each.

1973:  ” Skylab” astronauts splash down in the Pacific Ocean after a record 28 days in space. “Skylab” operated for about 24 weeks from May 1973, it was the only space station the US has operated exclusively. It fell back to Earth in 1979.

1941:   Under the code name “Barbarossa” Germany invades the Soviet Union. It lasted a little over 5 months, with over 750,000 killed, and over 4 million wounded or missing in action or dead from other causes.

1910:  German bacteriologist Paul Ehrlich, announces a definitive cure for syphilis