June 21

1788: New Hampshire becomes the ninth and last state to ratify the Constitution of the United States, thereby making the document the law of the land.

June 22

1944: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the G.I. Bill, unprecedented legislation designed to compensate returning members of the armed services for their efforts in World War II.

June 23

2013: Aerialist Nik Wallenda, 34, becomes the first person to walk a high wire across the Little Colorado River Gorge near Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona.

June 24

1997: The Walt Disney Corporation orders the recall of 100,000 already shipped copies of an album by Insane Clown Posse. The issue was the graphic nature of the Detroit “horror-core” rap duo’s lyrics.

June 25

1876: Native American forces led by Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull defeat the U.S. Army troops of Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer in a bloody battle near southern Montana’s Little Bighorn River.

June 26

1993: In retaliation for an Iraqi plot to assassinate former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, President Bill Clinton orders U.S. warships to fire Tomahawk cruise missiles at Iraqi intelligence headquarters in downtown Baghdad.

June 27

1939: In Gone with the Wind, one of the most famous scenes in movie history included, “Frankly, my dear, I just don’t care.” It was an alternate line shot in case the film censors objected to the word “damn.” The movie was approved but the producer was fined $5,000 for including the curse.


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