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The Week in History: June 18-22

It is time for another “The Week in History” sponsored by Cox Family Practice! We will give you insight on what happened this week in history. As always if there is an event that happened this week in history that we did not mention, then feel free to let us know here in the comments section, on Facebook, or on Twitter.

June 18

1682: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was founded by William Penn
1898: Atlantic City, New Jersey opened the first ever amusement pier
1928: Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean
1983: Sally Ride became the first woman in space after boarding 7th Shuttle Mission-Challenger 2

June 19

1846: NY Nines defeated Knickerbockers 23-1 in the first official baseball game (used Cartwright rules)
1910: Father’s Day was celebrated for the first time
1938: Italy defeated Hungary 4-1 to win the 3rd FIFA World Cup
1978: Garfield appeared as a comic strip for the first time (created by Jim Davis)

June 20

1895: Carolina Willard Baldwin earned a PhD in science from Cornell University (1st female to earn PhD from an American University)
1936: Jesse Owens (US) ran the 100-meter in 10.2 seconds, set track and field record
1944: CIA authorized by Congress
1993: Chicago Bulls defeated Phoenix Suns 4-2 in NBA Finals

June 21

1768: John Archer earned the first bachelor of medicine degree in the US
1913: Tiny Broadwick became the first female to parachute out of an airplane
1970: Brazil defeated Italy 4-1 to win the 9th FIFA World Cup
1997: NY Liberty topped LA Sparks as WNBA debuted

June 22

1870: Department of Justice created by Congress
1970: The 26th amendment was signed by President Nixon, lowering the voting age to 18
1994: Houston Rockets topped NY Knicks 4-3 in NBA Finals
1994: US defeated Colombia for first FIFA world cup match win since 1950

If you know of an event that happened next week in history, then lets us know and we  will it in next week’s “The Week in History” post.

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