June 22 in Pop Culture History

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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 – 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.

1968 #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

1985 #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

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

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