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
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.
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.
Beginning of the June Days Uprising in Paris, France.
The London Underground’s Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway opens.
Germany invades the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa.
Opening day of the Soviet Union’s Operation Bagration against the Army Group Centre.
U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs into law the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, commonly known as the G.I. Bill.
The Soviet Union launches an R-12 missile for the first time (in the Kapustin Yar).
The Canadian House of Commons abolishes capital punishment.
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?
Norbert Elias, German sociologist (d. 1990)
John Dillinger, American bank robber (d. 1934)
June Salter, Australian actress (d. 2001)
Markus Schatte, German football coach
Hokutoumi Nobuyoshi, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 61st Yokozuna
Randy Couture, American mixed martial artist
Leire Martínez, Basque singer and songwriter (La Oreja de Van Gogh)
Soraia Chaves, Portuguese actress and model
Cédric Mongongu, Congolese footballer
Izzy Miller, American musician
Who died on June 22?
Francis Lubbock, Governor of Texas (b. 1815)
Armand Fallières, French politician, President of France (b. 1841)
Moritz Schlick, Austrian philosopher (b. 1882)
Isamu Chō, Japanese general at Okinawa, by seppuku (b. 1895)
Judy Garland, American singer and actress (b. 1922)
Joseph Losey, American theater and film director (b. 1909)
Fred Astaire, American dancer and actor (b. 1899)
Pat Nixon, First Lady of the United States (b. 1912)
Don Henderson, English actor (b. 1932)
Bob Bemer, American computer scientist (b. 1920)
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