On This Day in History for June 22 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 146 of 146

  • 1970 Irish socialist, republican and Member of Parliament, Bernadette Devlin, loses her appeal against a 6-month prison sentence imposed for taking part in riots in Derry
  • 1971 a Pretoria court rules that the former leader of the banned Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), Robert Sobukwe, will not be allowed to use his exit permit to leave South Africa for his studies in the United States.
  • 1972 The Irish Republican Army announce that it would call a ceasefire from 26 June 1972 provided that there is a "reciprocal response" from the security forces
  • 1973 Dutch High Council stops fluorine addition to drink water
  • 1973 Skylab 2's astronauts land
  • 1973 23rd Berlin International Film Festival: "Distant Thunder" wins the Golden Bear
  • 1975 Ulster Volunteer Force try to derail a train by planting a bomb on the railway line near County Kildare, Ireland; a civilian who tries to stop them is stabbed-to-death (his actions delay the explosion to let the train pass safely)
  • 1977 Former AG John Mitchell starts 19 months in Alabama prison
  • 1977 Walt Disney's "Rescuers" released
  • 1978 James Christy's discovery of Pluto's moon Charon announced
  • 1978 Neo-Nazis call off plans to march in Jewish community of Skokie, Illinois
  • 1979 Pro Football Researchers Association forms (Canton Ohio)

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1980 Pope John Paul II beatifies Kateri Tekakwitha, making him the 1st Native American to be beatified

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1980 Jim King begins riding Miracle Strip Roller coaster 368 hours
  • 1981 2 Habash terrorists attack a travel agency in Greece killing 2
  • 1981 Iranian president Bani Sadr deposed
  • 1981 Mark David Chapman pleads guilty to killing John Lennon
  • 1982 Manhattan institutes bus-only lanes

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1982 Prince Charles & Princess Diana take son Prince William home from hospital

Duke of Cambridge Prince William
Duke of Cambridge
Prince William
Princess of Wales Diana Spencer
Princess of Wales
Diana Spencer
  • 1982 Susan Lea Hammett, of Miss, 18, crowned 25th America's Junior Miss
  • 1983 1st time a satellite is retrieved from orbit by Space Shuttle
  • 1984 Calvin Griffith signs letter of intent to sell ownership of Twins
  • 1984 Jolande van de Meer swims Dutch record 800 m freestyle (8:39.30)
  • 1984 Joseph Luns resigns as secretary-general of NATO

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1984 Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic Airways commences operations with flight from Gatwick to Newark

Business Magnate Richard Branson
Business Magnate
Richard Branson
  • 1986 Pirate Radio Euro Weekend (Holland) begins transmitting
  • 1986 Spain's premier Gonzalez' Socialist Party wins elections
  • 1987 The International Labour Organisation, meeting for its annual conference in Geneva, calls for international sanctions against South African minerals
  • 1987 A bomb blast in a Johannesburg video-game arcade kills an unborn baby and injures ten people
  • 1989 Business Day reports that SA is about to test an intermediate range ballistic missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads
  • 1990 Florida passes a law which prohibits wearing a thong bathing suit

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1990 Nelson Mandela addresses the United Nations Special Committee against Apartheid in New York, saying that nothing has occurred in South Africa to reverse the ANC's position

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • 1991 Underwater volcano, Mount Didicas, erupts in Philippines

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1992 Two skeletons excavated in Yekaterinburg, Russia identified as Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra

  • 1992 Supreme Court rules "hate crime" laws violated free-speech rights
  • 1994 Ken Griffey Jr breaks Ruth's record for most HRs by end of June (31)
  • 1994 Mets reliever John Franco sets lefty save mark at 253
  • 1999 Former Mpumalanga premier, Ndaweni Mahlangu causes a storm within political circles with his now infamous statement, "It is acceptable for politicians to lie", South Africa
  • 2002 An earthquake in western Iran measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale kills more than 261 people.
  • 2009 Two Metro subway trains collide in Washington, D.C., killing 9 and injuring over 80

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2010 Danielle Steel’s novel “Family Ties” is published

Novelist Danielle Steel
Danielle Steel

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2011 After hiding for 16 years, Boston gangster Whitey Bulger is arrested outside an apartment in Santa Monica, California

Gangster Whitey Bulger
Whitey Bulger
  • 2012 Two Baghdad market bombings kill 14 people and injure 106
  • 2015 South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley calls for the removal of the Confederate flag from statehouse grounds in wake of killings in a Charleston church
  • 2015 JAMA Internal Medical Journal announces obese Americans now outnumber those just overweight
  • 2017 Prince Harry claims no one in UK royal family wants to be King or Queen in article published in Newsweek

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