This Day in History: June 22


On this day, June 22 …

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1944: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, more popularly known as the GI Bill of Rights.

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This Day in History: June 22

  • 1981: Mark David Chapman pleads guilty to killing John Lennon.
  • 1992: The U.S. Supreme Court, in R.A.V. v. City of St. Paul, unanimously rules that “hate crime” laws that banned cross burning and similar expressions of racial bias violated free speech rights.
Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives for an appeal hearing at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, Oct. 29, 2015. 

Former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky arrives for an appeal hearing at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, Oct. 29, 2015. 
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  • 2012: Ex-Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky is convicted by a jury in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, on 45 counts of sexually assaulting 10 boys over 15 years. (Sandusky is appealing a 30- to-60-year state prison sentence.)