22nd June
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1981 John Lennon's Murderer Pleads Guilty

Mark Chapman told a court on this day that God had told him to kill the singer.

This shocked his defense team who were prepared for a not guilty plea. The defense team immediately moved to the get the judge to examine Chapman's mental state.

The 40 year-old ex-Beatle, Lennon, had been shot several times as he entered his apartment building on Manhattan's Upper West Side, opposite Central Park, on 8th December 1980.

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1978 Planet Pluto is discovered to have a moon more than half it's diameter on this day by US astronomer, James W. Christy. The moon was to be named Charon.

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