Above painting: Louis Jean Francois - Mars and Venus an Allegory of Peace
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Thursday, June 25, 2015

June 22nd thru June 28th

What Happened This Week in History?
  • June 22, 1970-  Voting age lowered to 18
  • June 23, 1683-  William Penn signs friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape indians in Pennsylvania, only treaty "not sworn to, nor broken"
  • June 24, 1509-  Henry VIII was crowned King of England
  • June 25, 1984- The soundtrack "Purple Rain" was released 5 weeks ahead of the film
  • June 26, 1870-  the first section of the boardwalk in Atlantic City, NJ was opened to the public
  • June 27, 1929-  Scientists at Bell Laboratories in NY revealed a system for transmitting television pictures
  • June 28, 1997-  Mike Tyson was disqualified for biting Evander Holyfield's ear after 3 rounds of then WBA heavyweight title fight in Las Vegas, Nevada

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