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June 22 Historical Events

The following events took place on June 22. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 43 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 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 Macedonian King Perseus who surrenders after the battle, ending the Third Macedonian War.
  • 813
    Battle of Versinikia: The Bulgars led by Krum defeat the Byzantine army near Edirne. Emperor Michael I is forced to abdicate in favor of Leo V the Armenian.
  • 1527
    Fatahillah chased away Portuguese forces from Sunda Kelapa harbour, and peoples celebrated it as birthday of Jakarta, Indonesia.
  • 1593
    Battle of Sisak: Allied Christian troops defeat the Ottomans.
  • 1622
    Portuguese forces repel a Dutch invasion at the Battle of Macau during the Dutch–Portuguese War.
  • 1633
    The Holy Office in Rome forces Galileo Galilei to recant his view that the Sun, not the Earth, is the center of the Universe in the form he presented it in, after heated controversy.
  • 1774
    The British pass the Quebec Act, setting out rules of governance for the colony of Quebec in British North America.
  • 1783
    A poisonous cloud caused by the eruption of the Laki volcano in Iceland reaches Le Havre in France.
  • 1807
    In the ChesapeakeLeopard Affair, the British warship HMS Leopard attacks and boards the American frigate USS Chesapeake.
  • 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.
  • 1825
    The British Parliament abolishes feudalism and the seigneurial system in British North America.
  • 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.
  • 1870
    US Congress created the United States Department of Justice
  • 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.
  • 1897
    British colonial officers Charles Walter Rand and Lt. Charles Egerton Ayerst are assassinated in Pune, Maharashtra, India by the Chapekar brothers and Mahadeo Vinayak Ranade, who are later caught and hanged.
  • 1898
    Spanish–American War: United States Marines land in Cuba.
  • 1906
    The flag of Sweden is adopted.
  • 1907
    The London Underground’s Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway opens.
  • 1911
    George V and Mary of Teck are crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
  • 1918
    The Hammond Circus Train Wreck kills 86 and injures 127 near Hammond, Indiana.
  • 1922
    Herrin Massacre: Nineteen strikebreakers and three union miners are killed in Herrin, Illinois.
  • 1940
    France is forced to sign the Second Compiègne armistice with Germany.
  • 1941
    Nazi Germany invades the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa.
  • 1941
    The June Uprising in Lithuania begins.
  • 1942
    Erwin Rommel is promoted to Field Marshal after the capture of Tobruk.
  • 1942
    Pledge of Allegiance formally adopted by Congress
  • 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.
  • 1945
    The Battle of Okinawa comes to an end.

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