"The World At War: Barbarossa (June – December 1941)" (Operation Barbarossa @ 9:01)
(Sunday, June 22, 1941, 3:15 a.m. local time) — Nazi Germany today began bombing major cities in Soviet-occupied Poland, launching Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of the Soviet Union. More than three million Germans attacked in three parallel offensives as Hitler went to war on a second front. Nineteen panzer divisions, 3,000 tanks, 2,500 aircraft, and 7,000 artillery pieces poured across a 4,000-mile front in the most powerful invasion force in history. Continue reading Nazi Germany invades Soviet Russia→
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7gV_md-obg The Beatles - My Bonnie [The Early Tapes]
(Thursday, June 22, 1961) — The Beatles (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Pete Best), an English rock band formed in Liverpool, today begin their first professional studio recording sessions (which continue through tomorrow, Friday, June 23) at Friedrich Ebert Halle in Hamburg, West Germany, backing Tony Sheridan on four tracks, including My Bonnie as The Beat Brothers.
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2q4F02Jk_0 Yoko Ono on forgiving Chapman
(Monday, June 22, 1981) — Mark David Chapman pleaded guilty today to second-degree murder in the shooting death of ex-Beatle John Lennon. Chapman said God had told him to change his plea as his trial for Lennon’s death was about to get under way. Sentencing is set for Aug. 24.