This Week in History

June 27, 1922

The first Newbery Medal, honoring the year’s best children’s book, is presented to The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem Van Loon.

June 28, 1997

Mike Tyson bites off Evander Holyfield’s ear in the third round of their heavyweight rematch.

July 2, 1937

American aviator Amelia Earhart is lost at sea somewhere near Howland Island in the Pacific Ocean while attempting to fly around the world.


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