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Today In History

Sun., June 22, 1997

In 1945: The World War II battle for Okinawa officially ended; 12,520 Americans and 110,000 Japanese were killed in the 81-day campaign.

In 1970: President Nixon signed a measure lowering the voting age to 18.

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.

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