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.