spotlight Today in history: June 22 Jun 22, 2022 Jun 22, 2022 0 The Philadelphia 76ers selected guard Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. 1937: Joe Louis In 1937, Joe Louis began his reign as world heavyweight boxing champion by knocking out Jim Braddock in the eighth round of their fight in Chicago. (A year later on this date, Louis knocked out Max Schmeling in the first round of their rematch at Yankee Stadium.) Walter Durkin 1940: Adolf Hitler 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. STR 1977: John N. Mitchell In 1977, John N. Mitchell became the first former U.S. Attorney General to go to prison as he began serving a sentence for his role in the Watergate cover-up. (He was released 19 months later.) ASSOCIATED PRESS 1981: Mark David Chapman In 1981, Mark David Chapman pleaded guilty to killing rock star John Lennon. Abolhassan Bani-Sadr was deposed as president of Iran. ASSOCIATED PRESS 1999: Martina Hingis In 1999, in a major upset at Wimbledon, top-ranked Martina Hingis lost 6-2, 6-0 in the opening round to Jelena Dokic (yeh-LAY’-nuh DAH’-kich), a 16-year-old qualifier ranked 129th. ALAN DIAZ 2012: Jerry Sandusky Ten years ago: Ex-Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was convicted by a jury in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, on 45 counts of sexually assaulting 10 boys over 15 years. (Sandusky is serving a 30- to 60-year state prison sentence.) Matt Rourke 2017: Markelle Fultz The Philadelphia 76ers selected guard Markelle Fultz with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. Frank Franklin II 2017: Patricia Krenwinkel California officials denied parole for convicted killer Patricia Krenwinkel, a follower of cult leader Charles Manson, for the 1969 slayings of pregnant actor Sharon Tate and four other people. STF 2021: Detroit Pistons After finishing with the second-worst record in the NBA, the Detroit Pistons won the NBA draft lottery, securing the No. 1 pick. (The Pistons would select Oklahoma State guard Cade Cunningham.) Carlos Osorio 0 Comments Tags Dcc Wire Timegoggles Birthday Celebrity History Today-in-history Related to this collection 1,000 dead, 1,500 injured in Afghan earthquake; Britt wins Alabama Senate primary; and more top news Things to know today: A powerful quake killed over 1,000, injured 1,500 more in Afghanistan; Katie Britt beats Mo Brooks; Biden calls for gas tax pause.