This day in history.
Today is Sunday, June 22, the 173rd day of 2014. There are 192 days left in the year.
On this date:
In 1611, English explorer Henry Hudson, his son and several other people were set adrift in present-day Hudson Bay by mutineers aboard the Discovery; their fate remains unknown.
In 1870, the United States Department of Justice was created.
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.
In 1938, Joe Louis knocked out Max Schmeling in the first round of their rematch at Yankee Stadium.
In 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.
In 1959, the Swedish film ''Wild Strawberries,'' written and directed by Ingmar Bergman, opened in New York.
In 1964, in a pair of rulings, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that the Henry Miller novel ''Tropic of Cancer'' and the French film ''The Lovers'' were not obscene.
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.)
In 1992, the U.S. Supreme Court, in R.A.V. v. City of St. Paul, unanimously ruled that ''hate crime'' laws that banned cross burning and similar expressions of racial bias violated free-speech rights.
Ten years ago: Islamic militants beheaded Kim Sun-il, a South Korean hostage who'd pleaded for his life in a heart-wrenching videotape; he was the third foreign hostage decapitated in the Middle East in little over a month.
Five years ago: Nine people were killed when a Washington, D.C., commuter train crashed into the rear of another during afternoon rush hour.
One year ago: Islamic militants disguised as policemen killed 10 foreign climbers and a Pakistani guide in a brazen overnight raid at the base camp of Nanga Parbat, saying it was to avenge the death of their deputy leader in a U.S. drone strike.