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22 June

217BC – EgyptBattle of Raphia. http://ebooks.cambridge.org/chapter.jsf?bid=CBO9780511665721&cid=CBO9780511665721A024

168BC – Roman Republic – Battle of Pydna (3rd Macedonian War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Pydna

168BC – Greece – Meteor observed, at Battle of Pynda. http://www.phenomena.org.uk

813 – Bulgaria – Battle of Versinika (Byzantine-Bulgarian Wars). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Versinikia

910 – Germany – Battle of Rednitz (Hungarian Invasion of Europe). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Rednitz

1276 – Rome – Pope Innocent V died. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Innocent_V

1377 – England – Richard II became king, aged 10. http://www.britroyals.com/kings.asp?id=richard2

1593 – Croatia – Battle of Sisak (Ottoman-Croatian Wars). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Sisak

1611 – Canada – Crew of the Discovery mutinied, Henry Hudson & 8 others set adrift. http://www.ianchadwick.com/hudson/hudson_04.htm

1622 – China – Battle of Macau began (Dutch-Portuguese War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Macau

1783 – France – Poisonous cloud caused by Laki Volcano eruption in Iceland reached Le Havre. https://www.wired.com/2013/06/local-and-global-impacts-1793-laki-eruption-iceland/

1807 – USA – Chesapeake-Leopard Affair (War of 1812). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chesapeake–Leopard_Affair

1807 – Greece – Battle of Athos ended (Russo-Turkish War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Athos

1815 – France – Napoleon II became emperor, aged 4. http://www.napoleon.org/en/reading_room/biographies/files/478853.asp

1893 – Lebanon – HMS Victoria sank after collision with HMS Camperdown, 358 killed. http://wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?32187

1902 – Canada – Toronto Streetcar Strike Riot.

1906 – Sweden – Flag adopted. http://www.worldflags101.com/s/sweden-flag.aspx

1907 – UK – Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead railway opened, London Underground. http://www.subbrit.org.uk/sb-sites/sites/e/euston_station/index.shtml


1911 – UK – Coronation of George V and Mary of Teck. https://youtu.be/i8SoUPxIkZ8   http://www.britroyals.com/kings.asp?id=george5

1913 – Macedonia – Battle of Doiran began (Second Balkan War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Doiran_(1913)

1918 – USA – Hammond Circus train wreck, Indiana, 86 killed. http://www.gendisasters.com/data1/in/trains/hammond-circustrainwreck1918.htm

1932 – Mexico – Earthquake measuring 7.0Mw, epicentre in Jalisco.


1940 – France – 22 June Armistice signed (WWII). https://youtu.be/AerUaQQjtPQ  http://ww2today.com/the-french-sign-the-armistice https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armistice_of_22_June_1940

1941 – Europe – Battle of the Eastern Front began (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Front_(World_War_II)

1941 – USSR – Operation Barbarossa began (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Barbarossa

1941 – Lithuania – June Uprising began (Operation Barbarossa). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/June_Uprising_in_Lithuania

1941 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Ruhr & Rhineland industrial areas (WWII).

1942 – Germany – RAF bombers attacked Emden (WWII).http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=55/Bombing-of-Hamburg-Dresden-and-Other-Cities-World-War-II-Database


1943 – USA – Detroit Race Riots ended. https://youtu.be/D8BrJmF-jv4 WARNING!  Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detroit_race_riot_of_1943

1944 – Burma – Battle of Kohima ended (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Kohima

1944 – USSR – Operation Bagration (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Bagration

1945 – Japan – Battle of Okinawa ended (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Okinawa

1945 – USA – USAAF plane crashed near Gold Run, Placer County, CA, 3 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450622-2

1945 – Indonesia – USAAF plane crashed at Irian Jaya, 7 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450622-3

1948 – UK – First West Indian immigrants arrived on MV Empire Windrush. http://www.bbc.co.uk/caribbean/news/story/2008/06/080620_windrush2.shtml

1951 – Liberia – Pan Am Flight 151 crahed near Sanoye, Bong County, 37 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19510622-0

1953 – UK – RAF plane crashed at Abingdon RAF Station, 6 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19530622-0

1962 – Guadeloupe – Air France Flight 117 crashed near Pointe-á-Pitre International Airport, 113 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19620622-0

1969 – USA – Cuyahoga River, Ohio caught fire due to pollution. http://www.upa.pdx.edu/IMS/currentprojects/TAHv3/Content/PDFs/Cuyahoga_River_Fire_1969.pdf

1982 – India – Air India Flight 403 crashed at Sahar International Airport, Bombay, 17 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19820622-0

1984 – UK – Virgin Atlantic Airways began operations. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virgin_Atlantic

2000 – China – Wuhan Airlines Flight 343 crashed in Hanyang District, 49 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20000622-0

2002 – Iran – Earthquake measuring 6.5Mw, epicentre in Qazvin Province, 261 killed. http://mceer.buffalo.edu/research/Reconnaissance/Iran6-22-02/


2009 – USA – Washington Metro train collision. https://youtu.be/3X6mTfDcC9A https://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/AccidentReports/Reports/RAR1002.pdf

2012 – Syria – Türk Hava Kuvvetleri plane shot down near Ras al-Baseet, 2 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=146425

2013 – Pakistan – Nanga Parbat Massacre, 11 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2013_Nanga_Parbat_massacre

2015 – Afghanistan – Kabul Parliament Attack, 6 killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-33221051