>On June 22, 1940, during World War II, Adolf Hitler gained a stunning victory as France was forced to sign an armistice eight days after German forces overran Paris.

On June 22, 1898, Erich MariaRemarque, the German-born author of “All Quiet on the Western Front”, was born.

On June 22, 1611, English explorer Henry Hudson, his son and several other people were set adrift in present-day Hudson Bay by mutineers.

On June 22, 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte abdicated for the second time.

On June 22, 1868, Arkansas was re-admitted to the Union.

On June 22, 1870, Congress created the Department of Justice.

On June 22, 1911, Britain’s King George V was crowned at Westminster Abbey.

On June 22, 1938, Heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis knocked out Max Schmeling of Germany in the first round of their rematch in New York City’s Yankee Stadium.

On June 22, 1941, Germany invaded the Soviet Union during World War II.