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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1774
    The British pass the Quebec Act, setting out rules of governance for the colony of Quebec in British North America.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1906
    The flag of Sweden is adopted.
  • 1907
    The London Underground’s Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway opens.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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