Tuesday, 22 June 2010

June 22 - Events

June 22nd Details:
June 22nd Events:
217 BC – Battle of Raphia - Ptolemy IV Philopator of Egypt defeats Antiochus III the Great of the Seleucid kingdom.
168 BC – Battle of Pydna - Romans under Lucius Aemilius Paullus defeat & capture Macedonian King Perseus ending the Third Macedonian War.
1593 – Battle of Sisak - Defeat of the Turks by Allied Christian troops.
1633 – Galileo Galilei is forced by the Holy Office in Rome to recant his view that the Sun, not the Earth, is the center of the Universe.
1783 – Eruption of the Laki volcano in Iceland produces a poisonous cloud which reaches Le Havre in France.
1825 – British Parliament abolishes feudalism & the seigneurial system in British North America.
1848 – Beginning of June Days Uprising in Paris.
1893 – The Royal Navy battleship HMS Camperdown accidentally rams the British Mediterranean Fleet flagship HMS Victoria which sinks.
1897 – British colonial officers Charles Walter Rand & Lt. Charles Egerton Ayerst are assassinated in Pune, Maharashtra, India.
1898 – Spanish-American War - United States Marines land in Cuba.
1906 – Flag of Sweden is adopted.
1907 – The London Underground's Charing Cross, Euston & Hampstead Railway opens.
1911 – George V & Mary of Teck are crowned King & Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland.
1918 – The Hammond Circus Train Wreck occurs near Hammond, Indiana.
1922 – Herrin massacre -19 strikebreakers & 2 union miners are killed in Herrin, Illinois.
1940 – France is forced to sign the Second Compiègne armistice with Germany.
1941 – Operation Barbarossa - Germany invades the Soviet Union.
1941 – The June Uprising in Lithuania begins.
1941 – The First Sisak Partisan Brigade is founded by partisans near Sisak, Croatia.
1942 – Following the capture of Tobruk, Erwin Rommel is promoted to Field Marshal.
1944 – Opening day of the Soviet Union's Operation Bagration against the Army Group Centre.
1944 – Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, known as the G.I. Bill, is signed in to law by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
1957 – The Soviet Union launches an R-12 missile for the first time (in the Kapustin Yar).
1962 – An Air France Boeing 707 jet crashes in bad weather in Guadeloupe, West Indies.
1976 – Canadian House of Commons abolishes capital punishment.
1978 – Charon, a satellite of the dwarf planet Pluto, is discovered by American astronomer James Christy.
1984 – Virgin Atlantic Airways launches with its first flight from London Heathrow Airport.
1990 – Checkpoint Charlie is dismantled in Berlin.
2002 – Earthquake measuring 6.5 Mw hits a region of northwestern Iran causing widespread disquiet because of the slowness of the victims receiving aid & supplies.
2003 – Largest hailstone ever recorded falls in Aurora, Nebraska
2009 – June 22, 2009 Washington Metro train collision.
2009 – Eastman Kodak Company announces that it will discontinue sales of the Kodachrome Color Film.

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