22nd June, on this day

217 BC Battle of Raphia: Ptolemy IV of Egypt defeats Antiochus III the Great of the Seleucid kingdom
168 BC Battle of Pydna: Romans under Lucius Aemilius Paullus defeat and capture Macedonian King Perseus, ending the Third Macedonian War
431 Council of Ephesus (3rd ecumenical council) opens
816 Stephen IV begins his reign as Catholic Pope
1342 Bilbo Baggins returns to his home at Bag End, (Shire Reconning)
1377 At the age of 10, Richard II becomes King of England following the death of Edward III
1497 Antitax insurrection in Cornwall suppressed at Blackheath
1593 Battle of Sisak: Croat troops defeat the Turks
1611 Henry Hudson and son set adrift in Hudson Bay by mutineers
1633 The Holy Office in Rome forces Galileo Galilei to recant his scientific view that the Sun, not the Earth, is the center of the Universe.
1675 Royal Greenwich Observatory established in England by Charles II
1772 Emancipation of all slaves in Britain and British colonies
1783 Poisonous cloud from Laki volcanic eruption in Iceland reaches Le Havre in France.
1807 British board USS Chesapeake, a provocation leading to War of 1812
1808 Zebulon Pike reaches his peak
1812 Napoleon declares war on Russia and invades
1815 Abdication of Napoleon Bonaparte as Emperor of France - four days after losing the Battle of Waterloo
1825 British Parliament abolishes feudalism and the seigneurial system in British North America.
1847 Doughnut created
1848 Beginning of the June Days Uprising in Paris.
1848 Barnburners (anti-slavery) party nominates Martin Van Buren for President
1849 Stephen C Massett opens courthouse using only piano in California
1851 Fire destroys part of SF .
1868 Arkansas re-enters US
1873 Prince Edward Island joins Canada
1874 Dr Andrew T Sill, of Macon, Missouri, finds science of osteopathy
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.
1896 Italian engineer and inventor Marconi patents the wireless (radio)
1898 Spanish-American War: United States Marines land in Cuba.
1910 1st airship with passengers sets afloat-Zeppelin Deutscheland
1911 In London, the coronation of George V of England and Queen Mary
1918 Hammond circus train wreck : Circus train rammed by troop train kills 68 (Ivanhoe, Illinois)
1921 Opening of the first Parliament in Ulster
1922 Herrin massacre, 19 strikebreakers and 2 union miners are killed in Herrin, Illinois.
1936 Harry Froboess dives 110 m from airship into Bodensee and survives
1936 Virgin Islands receives a constution from US (Organic Act)
1940 France falls to Nazi Germany; armistice signed, France disarmed
1941 Finland invades Karelia
1941 Germany declares war on Soviet Union during WW II. The beginning of Operation Barbarossa - the German invasion of Russia
1941 First anti-fascist armed unit in occupied Europe founded by Croatian partisans near Sisak, Croatia.
1941 The Lithuanian 1941 independence begins
1941 Various Communist and Socialist French Resistance movements merge to one group
1942 Erwin Rommel was promoted to Field Marshal after the capture of Tobruk
1944 FDR signs "GI Bill of Rights" (Servicemen's Readjustment Act)
1944 Opening day of the Soviet Union's Operation Bagration against Army Group Centre
1949 Ezzard Charles defeats Jersey Joe Walcott for the boxing title
1957 Soviet Union launches R-12 missile for the first time (in Kapustin Yar)
1959 Vanguard SLV-6 launched for Earth orbit (failed)
1961 Beatles record Aint She Sweet, Cry for a Shadow, When the Saints
Go Marching In, Why, Nobody's Child and My Bonnie, in Hamburg
1962 An Air France Boeing 707 jet crashes in bad weather in Guadeloupe, West Indies killing 113
1969 Aretha Franklin arrested in Detroit for creating a disturbance
1969 The Cuyahoga River caught fire, which triggered a crack-down on pollution in the river.
1970 President Nixon signs 26th amendment (voting age lowered to 18)
1973 Skylab I astronauts return safely to earth after spending a record 28 days aboard the first United States' space station orbiting the earth
1977 Walt Disney's "The Rescuers" released
1978 Neo-Nazis call off plans to march in Jewish community of Skokie, Ill
1978 Pluto's moon Charon discovered by James Christy
1980 Jim King begins riding Miracle Strip Roller coaster 368 hours
1981 2 Habash terrorists attack a travel agency in Greece killing 2
1981 John McEnroe exhibites a disgraceful act of misbehavior at Wimbeldon
1981 Mark David Chapman pleads guilty to killing John Lennon
1982 Manhattan institutes bus-only lanes
1982 Prince Chuck and Lady Di take Prince William home from hospital
1983 1st time a satellite is retrieved from orbit by Space Shuttle
1986 The 'Hand of God' football match. England are beaten 2-1 by Argentina in the quarter-finals of the World Cup in Mexico. Both Argentine goals are scored by Diego Maradona - the first with the deliberate use of his hand which went unseen by the referee. It was the first match between the two countries since the Falklands War in 1982
1990 Florida passes a law prohibits wearing a throng bathing suit
1990 Freed South African ANC leader Nelson Mandela addresses the United Nations during a trip to New Yorks
1991 Underwater volcano, Mount Didicas, erupts in Phillipines
2002 An earthquake in western Iran measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale kills more than 261 people.

22nd June 2006

Karzai criticises foreign tactics

Seoul eases N Korea missile fears

Death toll increases in Sulawesi

22nd June 2007

Poland pressed on EU treaty deal

'Afghans killed' in air strikes

Day of Pakistan Rushdie protests

22nd June 2008

Philippines ferry hit by typhoon

Suicide bombing rocks Iraqi city

Mugabe rival quits election race

22nd June 2009

Iraq hit by fresh wave of attacks

Police break up new Tehran rally

Sarkozy speaks out against burka

22nd June 2010

'60 dead' in Congo train crash

Thousand missing in Brazil floods

5 killed in Istanbul bomb attack

Birthdates which occurred on 22nd June :

1757 George Vancouver surveyed Pacific coast from SF to Vancouver I
1837 Paul Morphy New Orleans, greatest chess player of all time (1857-61)
1856 H Rider Haggard author (King Solomon's Mine, She)
1858 Giacomo Puccini Italy, operatic composer (Madama Butterfly)
1859 Frank Heino Damrosch author/musician/teacher (found Inst of Music)
1887 Sir Julian Huxley London, biologist/philosopher, Darwin's Bulldog
1896 Francis C Denebrink US Naval officer (WW I, WW II, Korea)
1898 Erich Maria Remarque novelist (All Quiet on the Western Front)
19-- Christine Tudor actress (Gwyneth Alden-Loving)
19-- Cosie Costa Grass Valley Calif, actress (California Fever)
19-- Maria Richwine Colombia, actress (Carmen-AKA Pablo)
1900 Jennie Tourel [Jennie Davidson], St Petersburg Russia, mezzo-soprano
1901 Jack Whiting Phila Pa, actor/singer (Marge & Gower Champion Show)
1903 Carl Hubbell pitcher (NY Giants)-253 wins, 2.97 lifetime ERA
1903 John Dillinger one of America's Most Wanted
1906 Billy Wilder movie director (Some Like It Hot, Apartment, Stalag 17)
1906 Richard Fanshawe England, equestion 3 day event (Olympic-bronze-1936)
1907 Anne Morrow Lindbergh aviator/author (Gift from the Sea)
1910 Jennie Tourel Montreal Canada, mezzo-soprano (Met Opera 1943-47)
1910 Katherine Dunham US, dancer/choreographer/anthropologist
1910 Sir Peter Pears Farnham England, tenor (Death in Venice)
1920 Paul Frees Chicago Ill, animation voice (Bullwinkle)
1921 Gower Champion choreographer (42nd Street)
1921 Joseph Papp Bkln, stage producer/director (Pirates of Penzance)
1922 Bill Blass Ft Wayne Ind, fashion designer (Nancy Reagan)
1928 Orson Bean Burlington Vt, comedian (I Got a Secret, To Tell the Truth)
1929 Ralph Waite actor (Last Summer, Cool Hand Luke, 5 Easy Piece)
1933 Dianne Feinstein (Mayor-D-SF)
1936 Kris Kristofferson singer/actor (Amerika, Millenium)
1941 Ed Bradley Phila, CBS news correspondant (60 Minutes)
1943 Jimmy Castor NYC, rocker (Troglodyte)
1944 Michael Obst German FR, coxsman (Olympic-gold-1960)
1944 Peter Asher London, singer (Peter & Gordon-World Without Love)
1946 Andrew Rubin New Bedford Mass, actor (Police Academy)
1947 David L Lander Bkln NY, actor (Squiggy-Laverne & Shirley)
1947 Don Henley drummer/singer (Eagles, Boys of Summer)
1947 Howard Kaylan rocker (The Turtles-Happy Together, Eleanor)
1948 "Pistol" Pete Maravich NBA star (Atlanta Hawks)
1948 Todd Rundgren rock singer (Hello it's Me, Bang on the Drum All Day)
1949 Alan Osmond Ogden Utah, singer (Osmond Brothers, Donnie & Marie)
1949 Lindsay Wagner LA Ca, actress (Bionic Woman, Paper Chase, Nighthawks)
1949 Meryl Streep NJ, actress (French Lieutenant's Woman, Sophie's Choice)
1950 Murphy Cross Harve de Grace Md, actress (Phyl & Mikhy, Perfect)
1954 Chris Lemmon actor (Brothers & Sisters, Richard-Duet)
1954 Freddie Prinze NYC, comedian/actor (Chico & the Man)
1956 Derek Forbes rocker (Simple Minds-Water Front)
1956 Green (Gartside) rocker (Scritti Politti-Flesh & Blood)
1957 Garry Beers Sydney Australia, rocker (Inxs-Kiss the Dirt)
1960 Colleen Devine San Gabriel Cal, actress (Irreconcilable Differences)
1960 Tracy Pollan actress (Family Ties)
1961 Jimmy Somerville rocker (Bronski Beat, Communards-You Are My World)
1962 Ruby Turner rocker (No Where to Run)
1963 Anne-Marie Ruddock rocker (Amazulu-Excitable)
1964 Kevin Sargeant rocker (Thrashing Doves-Reprobate's Hymm)
1965 Tommy Cunningham rocker (Wet Wet Wet-Wishing I Was)
1968 Paula Irvine Hollywood Calif, actress (Lily Blake-Santa Barbara)
197- Lacy Goranson Evanston Ind, actress (Becky-Roseanne)


Deaths which occurred on June 22nd:
1874 Howard Staunton world chess champion, designer of chess pieces, dies
1922 Field Marshal Sir Henry H Wilson murdered in London
1954 Don Hollenbeck newscaster (CBS Weekend News), dies at 49
1955 Wyllis Cooper TV narrator (Volume One), dies at 56
1961 Betty Elder actress (Annie Get Your Gun), dies
1965 David O Selznick Gone With the Wind's producer, dies at 63
1969 Judy Garland singer/actress, dies in London at 47
1979 Emory Parnell St Paul Minn, actor (Life of Riley), dies at 85
1979 Julius Sommer dies of heart failure, buried in Dayton Ohio
1982 Alan Webb actor, dies at 75
1984 Joseph Losey director, dies at 75
1987 Fred Astaire actor/dancer, dies at Century City Hospital in LA at 88
1988 Dennis Day Jack Benny Show singer, dies of Lou Gehrigs disease at 71
1991 Kevin O'Connor actor (Bogie), dies of cancer at 56

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