On This Day

What Happened on June 22

Important Events

  • 1633 Galileo Galilei forced to recant his Copernican views that the Earth orbits the Sun by the Pope (Vatican only admits it was wrong on Oct 31, 1992!)
  • 1675 Royal Greenwich Observatory established in England by Charles II
  • 1772 Somerset v Stewart court case finds slavery unsupported by English common law, encouraging the abolitionist movement
  • 1848 Beginning of the June Days uprising in Paris by French workers
  • 1865 The CSS Shenandoah fires the last shot of the American Civil War in the Bering Strait to indicate surrender
More Historical Events

Jun 22 in Film & TV

  • 1977 Walt Disney's "Rescuers" released, first Disney film to get a sequel

Jun 22 in Music

  • 1963 "Little" Stevie Wonder aged 13 releases his first single "Fingertips" (first live non-studio recording to go to No. 1 on Billboard)

Jun 22 in Sport

  • 1937 Challenger Joe Louis KOs James J Braddock in the 8th round at Chicago's Comiskey Park for the world heavyweight boxing title

Did You Know?

John Dillinger is informally named America's first Public Enemy Number One

On June 22, 1934


Would You Believe?

First ring doughnut supposedly created by Hanson Gregory

On June 22, 1847

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