About June 22

June 22, 2020 is the 174th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 192 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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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 235 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.
  • 1783
    A poisonous cloud caused by the eruption of the Laki volcano in Iceland reaches Le Havre in France.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1922
    Herrin massacre: 19 strikebreakers and 2 union miners are killed in Herrin, Illinois.
  • 1940
    France is forced to sign the Second Compiègne armistice with Germany.
  • 1941
    Germany invades the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa.
  • 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.
  • 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
    World War II: The Battle of Okinawa ends when the organized resistance of Imperial Japanese Army forces collapses in the Mabuni area on the southern tip of the main island.
  • 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.
  • 2009
    Washington Metro train collision: Two Metro trains collide in Washington, D.C., USA, killing nine and injuring over 80.

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