About June 22

June 22, 2024 is the 174th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 192 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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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 221 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.
  • 1807
    In the Chesapeake–Leopard Affair, the British warship HMS Leopard attacks and boards the American frigate USS Chesapeake.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1922
    Herrin massacre: 19 strikebreakers and 2 union miners are killed in Herrin, Illinois.
  • 1941
    Germany invades the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa.
  • 1942
    Erwin Rommel is promoted to Field Marshal after the capture of Tobruk.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1976
    The Canadian House of Commons abolishes capital punishment.
  • 1978
    Charon, a satellite of the dwarf planet Pluto, is discovered by American astronomer James W. Christy.
  • 1990
    Checkpoint Charlie is dismantled in Berlin.
  • 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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