About June 22

June 22, 2021 is the 173rd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 192 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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Cancer is the sun 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 224 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On June 22

  • 168 BC
    Battle of Pydna: Romans under Lucius Aemilius Paullus defeat and capture Macedonian King Perseus ending the Third Macedonian War.
  • 1593
    Battle of Sisak: Allied Christian troops defeat the Turks.
  • 1774
    The British pass the Quebec Act, setting out rules of governance for the colony of Quebec in British North America.
  • 1807
    In the Chesapeake–Leopard Affair, the British warship HMS Leopard attacks and boards the American frigate USS Chesapeake.
  • 1825
    The British Parliament abolishes feudalism and the seigneurial system in British North America.
  • 1898
    Spanish–American War: United States Marines land in Cuba.
  • 1906
    The flag of Sweden is adopted.
  • 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.
  • 1941
    The June Uprising in Lithuania begins.
  • 1942
    Erwin Rommel is promoted to Field Marshal after the capture of Tobruk.
  • 1944
    Opening day of the Soviet Union’s Operation Bagration against the Army Group Centre.
  • 1962
    An Air France Boeing 707 jet crashes in bad weather in Guadeloupe, West Indies, killing 113.
  • 1969
    The Cuyahoga River catches fire, triggering a crack-down on pollution in the river.
  • 1978
    Charon, a satellite of the dwarf planet Pluto, is discovered by American astronomer James W. Christy.
  • 1984
    Virgin Atlantic Airways launches with its first flight from London Heathrow Airport.
  • 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.
  • 2003
    The largest hailstone ever recorded falls in Aurora, Nebraska
  • 2009
    Eastman Kodak Company announces that it will discontinue sales of the Kodachrome Color Film, concluding its 74-year run as a photography icon.
  • 2009
    Washington Metro train collision: Two Metro trains collide in Washington, D.C., USA, killing nine and injuring over 80.

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