On This Day

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

Events in History

  • 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)

BeatificationBeatification

1980 Pope John Paul II beatifies Kateri Tekakwitha, making her 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
  • 1982 Manhattan institutes bus-only lanes

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1982 Prince Charles and Princess Diana take new-born 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

United Nations <b>Speech</b>United Nations Speech

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 the 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 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

Book releaseHistoric Publication

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

Novelist Danielle Steel
Novelist
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
Gangster
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

Book releaseHistoric Publication

2017 Prince Harry claims no one in UK royal family wants to be King or Queen in article published in Newsweek

Prince of Wales Prince Harry
Prince of Wales
Prince Harry
  • 2018 Eurozone countries agree debt relief deal for Greece, signalling end to the country's economic crisis

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2018 President Trump spokesperson Sarah Sanders is asked to leave Red Hen Restaurant in Lexington, Virginia over her support of Trump's policies, igniting debate

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2019 Attempted coup fails in Ethiopia, four officials killed including army chief of staff General Seare Mekonnen
  • 2019 Seven-story building collapses in Sihanoukville, Cambodia, with at least 25 construction workers sleeping inside killed
  • 2019 Russian volcano Raikoke erupts from 700m-wide-crater, seen from International Space Station. Turns sunsets purple across the Northern Hemisphere all summer.
  • 2020 Japanese supercomputer Fugaku in Kobe by Riken institute wins world contest to be the fastest
  • 2020 New York City, once the epicentre of the pandemic in America, begins stage 2 of re-opening, allowing outdoor dinning and some in-store shopping
  • 2020 US government data shows African Americans four times more likely than whites to be hospitalized for COVID-19 highlighting racial disparities for the pandemic
  • 2020 Brazil becomes second country to pass 50,000 deaths (officially) with states of Amazonas, Pará, Ceará, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro most effected.
  • 2021 Unesco says Australia's Great Barrier Reef should be put on list of World Heritage Sites that are "in danger"

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2021 Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez pardons nine Catalan politicians and activists for the 2017 illegal secession referendum

President of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont
President of Catalonia
Carles Puigdemont

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