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, 459,960 hours 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

  • 1813
    War of 1812: After learning of American plans for a surprise attack on Beaver Dams in Ontario, Laura Secord sets out on a 30 kilometer journey on foot to warn Lieutenant James FitzGibbon.
  • 1839
    Cherokee leaders Major Ridge, John Ridge, and Elias Boudinot are assassinated for signing the Treaty of New Echota, which had resulted in the Trail of Tears.
  • 1848
    Beginning of the June Days Uprising in Paris, France.
  • 1907
    The London Underground’s Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway opens.
  • 1941
    Germany invades the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa.
  • 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.
  • 1957
    The Soviet Union launches an R-12 missile for the first time (in the Kapustin Yar).
  • 1976
    The Canadian House of Commons abolishes capital punishment.
  • 2009
    Washington Metro train collision: Two Metro trains collide in Washington, D.C., USA, killing nine and injuring over 80.

Who were born on June 22?

  • 1897
    Norbert Elias, German sociologist (d. 1990)
  • 1903
    John Dillinger, American bank robber (d. 1934)
  • 1932
    June Salter, Australian actress (d. 2001)
  • 1956
    Markus Schatte, German football coach
  • 1963
    Hokutoumi Nobuyoshi, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 61st Yokozuna
  • 1963
    Randy Couture, American mixed martial artist
  • 1979
    Leire Martínez, Basque singer and songwriter (La Oreja de Van Gogh)
  • 1982
    Soraia Chaves, Portuguese actress and model
  • 1989
    Cédric Mongongu, Congolese footballer
  • 1993
    Izzy Miller, American musician

Who died on June 22?

  • 1905
    Francis Lubbock, Governor of Texas (b. 1815)
  • 1931
    Armand Fallières, French politician, President of France (b. 1841)
  • 1936
    Moritz Schlick, Austrian philosopher (b. 1882)
  • 1945
    Isamu Chō, Japanese general at Okinawa, by seppuku (b. 1895)
  • 1969
    Judy Garland, American singer and actress (b. 1922)
  • 1984
    Joseph Losey, American theater and film director (b. 1909)
  • 1987
    Fred Astaire, American dancer and actor (b. 1899)
  • 1993
    Pat Nixon, First Lady of the United States (b. 1912)
  • 1997
    Don Henderson, English actor (b. 1932)
  • 2004
    Bob Bemer, American computer scientist (b. 1920)

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