22 June 2021: This day in history

1633: Galileo Galilei forced to recant his Copernican views that the Earth orbits the Sun by the Pope (Vatican only admits it was wrong on Oct 31, 1992!)

1675: Royal Greenwich Observatory established in England by Charles II

1772: Somerset v Stewart court case finds slavery unsupported by English common law, encouraging the abolitionist movement

1848: Beginning of the June Days uprising in Paris by French workers

1865: The CSS Shenandoah fires the last shot of the American Civil War in the Bering Strait to indicate surrender


Source: Onthisday.com

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