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This Week In History

June 20, 1867: US President Andrew Johnson announces the Alaska Purchase.

June 21, 1977: Menachem Begin becomes Israel's 6th Prime Minister.

June 22, 1941: Operation Barbarossa: Nazi Germany and its allies invade the Soviet Union during WWII, the largest military operation in history.

June 23, 1868: Christopher Latham Sholes patents the Sholes and Glidden typewriter, the first commercially successful of its kind.

June 24, 1941: Entire Jewish male population of Gorzhdy, Lithuania, exterminated.

June 25, 1951: 1st color TV broadcast, CBS' Arthur Godfrey from NYC to 4 cities.

June 26, 1963: US President John F. Kennedy gives his famous "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech in West Berlin.

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I found out this year President Andrew Johnson is my 3rd cousin 6 times removed, what ever that means. Thank you ancestry.

Bodie Thoene
Bodie Thoene
Jun 26, 2021
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Good luck and God Bless!

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