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First Official UFO Report June 24, 1947 Pilot Kenneth Arnold sights several unidentified flying objects flying in a “V” formation while flying near Mt. Rainier in Washington state. Arnold claimed he saw a string of nine, shiny unidentified flying objects flying past Mount Rainier. He said they moved from Mt. Rainer to Mount Adams, a…

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June 23, 1993 John Wayne Bobbitt’s wife Lorena cuts off his penis and discards it along the roadside. It was later retrieved and reattached. Lorena claimed he had abused and raped her and was acquitted of charges by reason of temporary insanity.

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Judy Garland Dies of Overdose June 22, 1969 Famed actress and singer Judy Garland dies due to “an incautious self-overdosage of barbiturates.” Her blood contained the equivalent of ten Seconal capsules, however, her autopsy showed no inflammation of the stomach lining and no drug residue in the stomach, which indicated that the drug had been ingested over…

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Hinckley Found Not Guilty June 21, 1982 John Hinckley, Jr. is found not guilty by reason of insanity. He had shot U.S. President Ronald Reagan and James Brady in an attempt impress actress Jodie Foster. Hinckley had developed an obsession with Foster after seeing the film Taxi Driver. He was sentenced to institutional psychiatric care, from which he was released in 2016 to live full-time…

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