On This Day

What Happened on June 22, 2019

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Attempted coup fails in Ethiopia, four officials killed including army chief of staff General Seare Mekonnen
  • Russian volcano Raikoke erupts from 700m-wide-crater, seen from International Space Station. Turns sunsets purple across the Northern Hemisphere all summer.
  • Seven-story building collapses in Sihanoukville, Cambodia, with at least 25 construction workers sleeping inside killed