About June 22

June 22, 2022 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.

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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 214 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On June 22

  • 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 and capture Macedonian King Perseus ending the Third Macedonian War.
  • 1593
    Battle of Sisak: Allied Christian troops defeat the Turks.
  • 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.
  • 1848
    Beginning of the June Days Uprising in Paris, France.
  • 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.
  • 1918
    The Hammond Circus Train Wreck kills 86 and injures 127 near Hammond, Indiana.
  • 1922
    Herrin massacre: 19 strikebreakers and 2 union miners are killed in Herrin, Illinois.
  • 1941
    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.
  • 1957
    The Soviet Union launches an R-12 missile for the first time (in the Kapustin Yar).
  • 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.
  • 1990
    Checkpoint Charlie is dismantled in Berlin.
  • 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.
  • 2009
    Washington Metro train collision: Two Metro trains collide in Washington, D.C., USA, killing nine and injuring over 80.

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