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.
  • 1783
    A poisonous cloud caused by the eruption of the Laki volcano in Iceland reaches Le Havre in France.
  • 1813
    War of 1812: After learning of American plans for a surprise attack on Beaver Dams in Ontario, Laura Secord sets out on a 30 kilometer journey on foot to warn Lieutenant James FitzGibbon.
  • 1825
    The British Parliament abolishes feudalism and the seigneurial system in British North America.
  • 1848
    Beginning of the June Days Uprising in Paris, France.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1940
    France is forced to sign the Second Compiègne armistice with Germany.
  • 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).
  • 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.

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