What happened this day in history June 22

What are the important events that happened on June 22? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

June 22: Facts & Myths About This Day

June 22 is the 173rd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 192 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 9, 2022 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,655,856,000 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectaheptacontatrigon’ day.

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Cancer is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Pearl is the modern birthstone for this month. Moonstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 214 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,470 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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June 22 Historical Events

  • 1825
    The British Parliament abolishes feudalism and the seigneurial system in British North America.
  • 1848
    Beginning of the June Days Uprising in Paris, France.
  • 1893
    The Royal Navy battleship HMS Camperdown accidentally rams the British Mediterranean Fleet flagship HMS Victoria which sinks taking 358 crew with her, including the fleet’s commander, Vice-Admiral Sir George Tryon.
  • 1918
    The Hammond Circus Train Wreck kills 86 and injures 127 near Hammond, Indiana.
  • 1944
    Opening day of the Soviet Union’s Operation Bagration against the Army Group Centre.
  • 1944
    U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs into law the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, commonly known as the G.I. Bill.
  • 1962
    An Air France Boeing 707 jet crashes in bad weather in Guadeloupe, West Indies, killing 113.
  • 1978
    Charon, a satellite of the dwarf planet Pluto, is discovered by American astronomer James W. Christy.
  • 2002
    An earthquake measuring 6.5 Mw strikes a region of northwestern Iran killing at least 261 people and injuring 1,300 others and eventually causing widespread public anger due to the slowness of the victims receiving aid and supplies.
  • 2009
    Eastman Kodak Company announces that it will discontinue sales of the Kodachrome Color Film, concluding its 74-year run as a photography icon.

Who were born on June 22?

  • 1861
    Maximilian von Spee, Denmark-born German admiral (d. 1914)
  • 1903
    Carl Hubbell, American baseball player (d. 1988)
  • 1903
    John Dillinger, American bank robber (d. 1934)
  • 1913
    Sándor Weöres, Hungarian poet (d. 1989)
  • 1932
    Prunella Scales, English actress
  • 1947
    Pete Maravich, American basketball player (d. 1988)
  • 1959
    Mike O'Meara, American radio personality
  • 1965
    Ľubomír Moravčík, Slovak footballer
  • 1970
    Michel Elefteriades, Greek-Lebanese politician and businessman
  • 1987
    Nikita Rukavytsya, Ukrainian-born Australian soccer player

Who died on June 22?

  • 1699
    Josiah Child, English Governor of the East India Company (b. 1630)
  • 1868
    Heber C. Kimball, American religious leader (b. 1801)
  • 1931
    Armand Fallières, French politician, President of France (b. 1841)
  • 1945
    Isamu Chō, Japanese general at Okinawa, by seppuku (b. 1895)
  • 1959
    Hermann Brill, German politician (b. 1895)
  • 1970
    Dang Thuy Tram, Vietnamese civilian doctor (b. 1942)
  • 1974
    Darius Milhaud, French composer (b. 1892)
  • 1990
    Ilya Frank, Russian physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1908)
  • 1992
    Chuck Mitchell, American actor (b. 1927)
  • 2008
    Jane McGrath, British-born Australian cancer support campaigner (b. 1966)

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