Events in History on June 22

  • 217 BC Battle of Raphia: Ptolemy IV of Egypt defeats Antiochus III the Great of the Seleucid kingdom
  • 168 BC Battle of Pydna: Romans under Lucius Aemilius Paullus defeat and capture Macedonian King Perseus, ending the Third Macedonian War
  • 431 Council of Ephesus (3rd ecumenical council) opens
  • 816 Pope Stephen IV, [V] elected to succeed Leo III
  • 1342 Bilbo Baggins returns to his home at Bag End, (Shire Reckoning)
  • 1377 Richard II succeeds Edward III as king of England
  • 1476 Battle at Morat/Murten: Charles the Stout invades Switzerland
  • 1497 Antitax insurrection in Cornwall suppressed at Blackheath

AgreementTreaty of Interest

1533 Ferdinand of Austria and Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent sign peace treaty

Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent
Ottoman Sultan
Suleiman the Magnificent


1535 Cardinal John Fisher is beheaded on Tower Hill, London, for refusing to acknowledge Henry VIII as head of the Church of England

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII
  • 1559 Jewish quarter of Prague burned and looted
  • 1593 Battle of Sisak: Allied Christian troops defeat the Turks
  • 1596 Cornelis de Houtmans fleet reaches Banten Java

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1611 Henry Hudson set adrift in Hudson Bay by mutineers on his ship Discovery and never seen again

Explorer Henry Hudson
Henry Hudson

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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!)

Astronomer & Physicist Galileo Galilei
Astronomer & Physicist
Galileo Galilei

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1675 Royal Greenwich Observatory established in England by Charles II

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II

  • 1679 Battle at Bothwell Bridge on Clyde: Duke of Monmouth beats Scots
  • 1740 King Frederik II of Prussia ends torture and guarantees religion & freedom of the press
  • 1745 Bonnie Prince Charles sails to Scotland
  • 1772 Somerset v Stewart court case finds slavery unsupported by English common law, encouraging the abolitionist movement
  • 1774 British parliament accepts Quebec Act
  • 1775 1st Continental currency issued ($3,000,000)
  • 1799 Britain and Russia decide to invade Batavian Republic
  • 1807 British board USS Chesapeake, a provocation leading to War of 1812

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1812 Upon learning of plans by the Americans to execute a surprise attack, Laura Secord walks 32 km to warn British troops, results in a British surprise victory at the Battle of Beaver Dams

Canadian War Heroine Laura Secord
Canadian War Heroine
Laura Secord
  • 1814 1st match at the present Lord's, MCC v Herefordshire

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1815 2nd abdication of Napoleon (after Waterloo)

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1825 British Parliament abolishes feudalism and the seigneurial system in British North America
  • 1832 John Howe patents pin manufacturing machine
  • 1844 Influential North American fraternity Delta Kappa Epsilon is founded at Yale University
  • 1847 First ring doughnut supposedly created by Hanson Gregory

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

1848 Barnburners (anti-slavery) party nominates Martin Van Buren for President

8th US President Martin Van Buren
8th US President
Martin Van Buren
  • 1848 Beginning of the June Days uprising in Paris by French workers
  • 1851 Fire destroys part of San Francisco, including City Hall and Jenny Lind Theatre, city's seventh fire in 2 years
  • 1864 Battle of Ream's Station, Virginia (Wilson's Raid)
  • 1864 Skirmish at Culp's (Kulp's) House, Georgia
  • 1865 The CSS Shenandoah fires the last shot of the American Civil War in the Bering Strait to indicate surrender
  • 1868 Arkansas re-joins the US
  • 1870 US Congress creates Department of Justice
  • 1874 Dr Andrew T Still, discovers the science of osteopathy
  • 1875 Garonne Flood: great damage in Verdun & Toulouse, kills about 1,000

  • 1893 British fleet under Vice Admiral George Tryon leaves Beirut
  • 1900 In China, practically the whole foreign community in Peking, including many Chinese Christians, retreat to British compounds
  • 1904 Chinese laborers arrive in South Africa following a severe labor shortage
  • 1906 Haakon VII crowned King of Norway

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1910 1st airship with passengers sets afloat-Zeppelin Deutscheland

Inventor of the Zeppelin Ferdinand von Zeppelin
Inventor of the Zeppelin
Ferdinand von Zeppelin

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1911 King George V crowned King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Canada, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, and all his realms and territories beyond the sea

King of the United Kingdom George V
King of the United Kingdom
George V
  • 1915 BMT, then Brooklyn Rapid Transit, begins subway service
  • 1918 Circus train rammed by troop train kills 68 (Ivanhoe, Illinois)

Sports record brokenWorld Record

1921 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 10,000m (30:40.2)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • 1922 Herrin massacre, 19 strikebreakers and 2 union miners are killed in Herrin, Illinois.
  • 1925 Spain and France fight Morocco
  • 1931 RVU, Radio-Volks-University, forms
  • 1932 Congress approves "Lindbergh Act" making kidnapping a federal offense (amended 1934)
  • 1932 NL finally approves players wearing numbers
  • 1933 German social-democratic party (SPD) forbidden

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1934 John Dillinger is informally named America's first Public Enemy Number One

Gangster John Dillinger
John Dillinger
  • 1936 Harry Froboess dives 110 m from airship into Bodensee & survives
  • 1936 Virgin Islands receives a constitution from US (Organic Act)

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1939 Princes (future Queen) Elizabeth meets future husband Prince Philip of Greece (Midshipman Mountbatten, RN)

Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip
Duke of Edinburgh
Prince Philip
  • 1940 France surrenders to Nazi Germany, with the northern half of the country occupied and the south established as the Nazi client state Vichy France
  • 1940 SS rounds up 31 German/Polish/Dutch Jews in Roermond, Netherlands
  • 1940 About 10,000 Afrikaner women march to the union buildings in protest of South Africa's involvement in WWII
  • 1941 Estonians starts armed resistance against Soviet occupation
  • 1941 Finland invades Karelia
  • 1941 Operation Barbarossa: Nazi Germany invades the Soviet Union during WWII
  • 1941 Germany, Italy and Romania declare war on the Soviet Union
  • 1941 Michael Gerasimov opens grave of Tamerlan "Lenk"
  • 1941 The Lithuanian 1941 independence begins.
  • 1941 Various Communist and Socialist French Resistance movements merge to one group
  • 1942 Japanese submarine in mouth of Columbia River, Oregon
  • 1942 Jewish Brigade attached by British Army in WW II, forms

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1943 W.E.B. Du Bois becomes 1st Black member of National Institute of Letters

Civil Rights Activist W.E.B. Du Bois
Civil Rights Activist
W.E.B. Du Bois

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1943 617 Squadron (Dambusters) attends investiture at Buckingham Palace, Commanding Officer Guy Gibson awarded the Victoria Cross

RAF Pilot Guy Gibson
RAF Pilot
Guy Gibson
  • 1944 US troops occupy Biak during Battle of Biak, New Guinea
  • 1944 British 14th Army frees Imphal, Assam from the Japanese

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1944 US President Franklin Roosevelt signs "GI Bill of Rights" (Servicemen's Readjustment Act)

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1944 Boston Brave Jim Tobin 2nd no-hitter of yr beats Phils, 7-0 in 5 inn
  • 1944 Opening day of the Soviet Union's Operation Bagration against Army Group Centre

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1946 Speaking at a prayer meeting in New Delhi, Gandhi calls on the South African government to stop 'hooliganism' by Whites

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • 1947 12" rain in 42 mins (Holt, MO)
  • 1947 Ewell Blackwell just misses pitching back-to-back no-hitters (9th inn)
  • 1954 Congress passes revised organic act for Virgin Islands
  • 1955 Antonio Segni forms government in Italy
  • 1955 US air patrol plane shot down above Bering sea
  • 1957 Kansas City stops using streetcars in it's transit system
  • 1959 Eddie Lubanski bowls 2 consecutive perfect games
  • 1959 Shunryu Suzuki completes his historical Japan to SF voyage
  • 1959 Vanguard SLV-6 launched for Earth orbit (failed)
  • 1961 Moise Tsjombe freed from prison in Congo
  • 1962 1st test flight of a Hovercraft
  • 1962 French Boeing 707 crashes at Guadeloupe, 113 killed
  • 1966 South African Bishop Alphaeus Hamilton Zulu, is refused a passport and thus permission to attend an international church conference by the South African government
  • 1969 Cleveland's Cuyahoga River catches fire due to pollution
  • 1969 The Derry Housing Action Committee (DHAC) stage a protest by blocking the Lecky Road in the Bogside area of Derry, Northern Ireland

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1970 President Richard Nixon signs extension of the 1965 Voting Rights Act that requires voting age at 18 in all federal, state, and local elections

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 1970 Supreme Court ruled juries of less than 12 are constitutional
  • 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 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 study 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
  • 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
  • 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)


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 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

Book releaseHistoric Publication

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

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