22 June It Happened Today

1377  Richard II accedes to the English throne.

1611  The English explorer Henry Hudson is cast adrift by his mutinous crew.

1906  Birth of Austrian born film director Billy Wilder.

1936  Birth of American singer and actor Kris Kristofferson.

1939  France surrenders to Germany

1949  Birth of American actress Meryl Streep.

1969  Death of American singer and actress Judy Garland.

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