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Wednesday, June 22, 2005

On this Day

Wednesday, June 22nd
The 173rd day of 2005
There are 192 days left in the year

Today's Highlights in History

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. (Go to article.)

On June 22, 1898, Erich Maria Remarque, the German-born author of "All Quiet on the Western Front", was born. Following his death on Sept. 25, 1970, his obituary appeared in The Times. (Go to obit. Other Birthdays)

On June 22, 1901, Harper's Weekly featured a cartoon about the American steel industry.
(See the cartoon and read an explanation.)

Reference: The New York Times