This day in history: June 22

This day in history: June 22

All of the events below took place on the same day of the month, June 22.

1911: George V and Mary of Teck are crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

1942: Congress formally adopts the Pledge of Allegiance of the United States.

1944: President Franklin Roosevelt signs into law the Servicemen's Readjustment Act, commonly known as the G.I. Bill.

1947: Basketball Hall of Famer Pete Maravich is born in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania.

1969: Actress, singer and dancer Judy Garland dies in Chelsea, England at age 47.

1981: Mark David Chapman pleads guilty to killing former Beatle John Lennon outside his New York City apartment building.

1987: Dancer, singer and actor Fred Astaire, 88, dies in Los Angeles.

2008: Comedian and actor George Carlin dies in Santa Monica, California at age 71.

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