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June 22nd, 1963

On this day in 1963, Vice-President Johnson attended the wedding of Congressman Wilbur Mills’ daughter.

June 22nd, 1964

On this day in 1964, President Johnson had a telephone conversation with Congressman Charles Halleck.

President Johnson pressed for passage of the Poverty Bill and Halleck asked for a recess for the Republican Convention.

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June 22nd, 1964

On this day in 1964, the White House hosted the American Shakespeare Festival Theatre and Academy celebrating the 400th anniversary of the birth of Shakespeare.

June 22nd, 1964

On this day in 1964, President Johnson met with Prime Minister Ismet Inonu of Turkey.

June 22nd, 1966

On this day in 1966, President Johnson Signed the Bail Reform Act of 1966.

“Because of the bail system, the scales of justice have been weighted for almost two centuries not with fact, nor law, nor mercy. They have been weighted with money.

“But now, because of the Bail Reform Act of 1966, which an understanding and just Congress has enacted and which I will shortly sign, we can begin to insure that defendants are considered as individuals—and not as dollar signs.”

June 22nd, 1967

On this day in 1967, President Johnson met with Prime Ministers Jens Otto Krag of Denmark and Aldo Moro of Italy.