This Day in History: June 22

Henry Hudson

1611 – Mutiny against Henry Hudson. On this day in 1611, English explorer Henry Hudson—who earlier had tried to discover a short route from Europe to Asia through the Arctic Ocean—was set adrift with his son and seven others in Hudson Bay by mutineers.

Diego Maradona

1986 – Argentine football (soccer) player Diego Maradona scored his memorable “Hand of God” goal (the ball struck his hand, but the referee mistakenly thought it had hit his head) to help Argentina defeat England in a World Cup quarterfinal game; Argentina went on to win the tournament.


1978 – Charon, the largest moon of Pluto, was discovered.

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