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1675Royal Greenwich Observatory established in England by Charles II

1991Quebec Nordiques pick Eric Lindros #1 at NHL entry draft

1633Galileo Galilei forced to recant Earth orbits Sun by Pope (on Oct 31, 1992, Vatican admits it was wrong)

1973George Harrison releases "Living in the Material World"

2011After hiding for 16 years, Boston gangster Whitey Bulger is arrested outside an apartment in Santa Monica, California

1990Billy Joel performs a concert at Yankee Stadium

1996Michael Moorer beats Axel Shultz in 11 for IBF heavyweight boxing title

1990Nelson Mandela addresses the United Nations Special Committee against Apartheid in New York, saying that nothing, which has happened in South Africa, calls for a revision of the position that the Organisation has taken in its struggle against apartheid; he adds that a democratic, non-racial SA is within reach

1911King George V crowned king of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Canada, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, and all his realms and territories beyond the sea.

1848Barnburners (anti-slavery) party nominates Martin Van Buren for Pres

1921Paavo Nurmi runs world record 10,000m (30:40.2)

1981John McEnroe exhibits a disgraceful act of misbehavior at Wimbledon

1982Prince Charles & Princess Diana take son Prince William home from hospital

18152nd abdication of Napoleon (after Waterloo)

19922 skeletons excavated in Yekaterinburg identified as Tsar Nicholas II & Tsarina Alexandra

1985"Smuggler's Blues" by Glenn Frey peaks at #12

1990Adam Sandler joins Saturday Night Live

1993Wilson Pickett plead guilty to auto assault due to drunk driving

1943W.E.B. Du Bois becomes 1st Black member of National Institute of Letters

1963"Little" Stevie Wonder (13) releases "Fingertips"

1937Joe Louis KOs James J Braddock in 18 for heavyweight boxing title

1938Joe Louis KOs Max Schmeling at 2:04 of 1st round at Yankee Stadium

191832nd US Womens Tennis: Molla Mallory beats E E Goss (6-4 6-3)

1812Upon learning of plans by the Americans to execute a surprise attack, Laura Secord walks 32 km to warn the British troops, which results in a British surprise victory at the Battle of Beaver Dams

1946Speaking at a prayer meeting in New Delhi, Gandhi calls on the South African government to stop 'hooliganism' by Whites

1979Larry Holmes TKOs Mike Weaver in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

1930Lou Gehrig hits 3 HRs in a game, Ruth hits 3 in doubleheader

1934John Dillinger is informally named America's first Public Enemy Number One

1944US President Franklin Roosevelt signs "GI Bill of Rights" (Servicemen's Readjustment Act)

1949Ezzard Charles beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for hw boxing title

June 22nd Historical Events
Date Event
217
Battle of Raphia: Ptolemy IV of Egypt defeats Antiochus III the Great of the Seleucid kingdom. 
168
Battle of Pydna: Romans under Lucius Aemilius Paullus defeat and capture Macedonian King Perseus, ending the Third Macedonian War. 
BC
AD
431
Council of Ephesus (3rd ecumenical council) opens 
816
Pope Stephen IV, [V] elected to succeed Leo III 
1342
Bilbo Baggins returns to his home at Bag End, (Shire Reckoning) 
1377
Richard II succeeds Edward III as king of England 
1476
Battle at Morat/Murten: Charles the Stout invades Switzerland 
1497
Antitax insurrection in Cornwall suppressed at Blackheath 
1533
Ferdinand of Austria & Sultan Suleiman sign peace treaty 
1559
Jewish quarter of Prague burned & looted 
1593
Battle of Sisak: Allied Christian troops defeat the Turks. 
1596
Cornelis de Houtmans fleet reaches Banten Java 
1611
Henry Hudson set adrift in Hudson Bay by mutineers on his ship Discovery & never seen again 
1633
Galileo Galilei forced to recant Earth orbits Sun by Pope (on Oct 31, 1992, Vatican admits it was wrong) 
1675
Royal Greenwich Observatory established in England by Charles II 
1679
Battle at Bothwell Bridge on Clyde: Duke of Monmouth beats Scots 
1740
King Frederik II of Prussia ends torture & guarantees religion & freedom of the press 
1745
Bonnie Prince Charles sails to Scotland 
1772
Somerset v Stewart UK court case finds slavery unsupported by English common law, encourages abolitionist movement 
1774
British parliament accepts Quebec Act 
1775
1st Continental currency issued ($3,000,000) 
1799
Britain & Russia decide to invade Bataafse Republic 
1807
British board USS Chesapeake, a provocation leading to War of 1812 
1808
Zebulon Pike reaches his peak 
1812
Upon learning of plans by the Americans to execute a surprise attack, Laura Secord walks 32 km to warn the British troops, which results in a British surprise victory at the Battle of Beaver Dams 
1814
1st match at the present Lord's, MCC v Herefordshire 
1815
2nd abdication of Napoleon (after Waterloo) 
1825
British Parliament abolishes feudalism and the seigneurial system in British North America. 
1832
John Howe patents pin manufacturing machine 
1844
Influential North American fraternity Delta Kappa Epsilon is founded at Yale University. 
1847
Doughnut created 
1848
Barnburners (anti-slavery) party nominates Martin Van Buren for Pres 
1848
Beginning of the June Days Uprising in Paris. 
1849
Stephen C Massett opens concert at San Francisco courthouse using only piano in Calif 
1851
Fire destroys part of San Francisco 
1864
Battle of Ream's Station, VA (Wilson's Raid) 
1864
Skirmish at Culp's (Kulp's) House, Georgia 
1865
1st class cricket debut of Dr W G Grace 
1867
Leopold Marquard, South African clergyman, missionary and educationist, 80 
1868
Arkansas re-joins the US 
1870
1st Boardwalk in America invented 
1870
US Congress creates Department of Justice 
1873
Prince Edward Island joins Canada 
1874
Dr Andrew T Still, discovers the science of osteopathy 
1874
Game of lawn tennis introduced 
1875
Garonne Flood: great damage in Verdun & Toulouse, kills about 1,000 
1889
Louisville Colonels set ML baseball record with 26th consecutive loss 
1893
British fleet under Vice Admiral George Tryon leaves Beirut 
1900
In China, practically the whole foreign community in Peking, including many Chinese Christians, retreat to British compounds 
1904
Chinese laborers arrive in South Africa following a severe labor shortage 
1906
Haakon VII crowned king of Norway 
1910
1st airship with passengers sets afloat-Zeppelin Deutscheland 
1911
King George V crowned king of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Canada, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, and all his realms and territories beyond the sea. 
1915
BMT, then Brooklyn Rapid Transit, begins subway service 
1918
32nd US Womens Tennis: Molla Mallory beats E E Goss (6-4 6-3) 
1918
Circus train rammed by troop train kills 68 (Ivanhoe Illinois) 
1921
Paavo Nurmi runs world record 10,000m (30:40.2) 
1922
Herrin massacre, 19 strikebreakers and 2 union miners are killed in Herrin, Illinois. 
1925
Spain & France fight Morocco 
1926
Cardinals pick up 39-year-old Grover Alexander on waivers from Cubs 
1929
Mel Ott (Giants) homers off Leo Sweetland (Phillies) in doubleheader 
1930
Lou Gehrig hits 3 HRs in a game, Ruth hits 3 in doubleheader 
1931
RVU, Radio-Volks-University, forms 
1932
NL finally approves players wearing numbers 
1933
German social-democratic party (SPD) forbidden 
1934
John Dillinger is informally named America's first Public Enemy Number One 
1936
Harry Froboess dives 110 m from airship into Bodensee & survives 
1936
Virgin Islands receives a constitution from US (Organic Act) 
1937
Joe Louis KOs James J Braddock in 18 for heavyweight boxing title 
1938
Joe Louis KOs Max Schmeling at 2:04 of 1st round at Yankee Stadium 
1939
Princes (future Queen) Elizabeth meets future husband Prince Philip of Greece (Midshipman Mountbatten, RN) 
1940
France falls to Nazi Germany; armistice signed, France disarms 
1940
SS rounds up 31 German/Polish/Dutch Jews in Roermond, Netherlands 
1940
About 10,000 Afrikaner women march to the union buildings in protest of South Africa's involvement in WWII 
1941
Estonians starts armed resistance against Soviet occupation 
1941
Finland invades Karelia 
1941
Germany attacks the Soviet Union & occupies the Baltic states 
1941
Germany, Italy & Romania declare war on Soviet Union 
1941
Michael Gerasimov opens grave of Tamerlan "Lenk" 
1941
The Lithuanian 1941 independence begins. 
1941
Various Communist and Socialist French Resistance movements merge to one group. 
1942
Japanese submarine in mouth of Columbia River, Oregon 
1942
Jewish Brigade attached by British Army in WW II, forms 
1943
W.E.B. Du Bois becomes 1st Black member of National Institute of Letters 
1944
British 14th Army frees Imphal Assam 
1944
US President Franklin Roosevelt signs "GI Bill of Rights" (Servicemen's Readjustment Act) 
1944
Longest shut out in Phillies history, Phils beat Braves 1-0 in 15 inn 
1944
Boston Brave Jim Tobin 2nd no-hitter of yr beats Phils, 7-0 in 5 inn 
1944
Opening day of the Soviet Union's Operation Bagration against Army Group Centre. 
1946
Alec Bedser takes 7-49 v India on 1st day of his 1st Test cricket 
1946
Bill Veeck purchases Cleveland Indians 
1946
Speaking at a prayer meeting in New Delhi, Gandhi calls on the South African government to stop 'hooliganism' by Whites 
1947
12" rain in 42 mins (Holt, MO) 
1947
Ewell Blackwell just misses pitching back-to-back no-hitters (9th inn) 
1949
Ezzard Charles beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for hw boxing title 
1951
Gene Rayburn & Dee Finch show premieres on NBC radio 
1954
Congress passes revised organic act for Virgin Islands 
1955
Antonio Segni forms government in Italy 
1955
US air patrol plane shot down above Bering sea 
1957
KC stops using streetcars in it's transit system 
1958
Game in KC between A's & Red Sox delayed 29 minutes due to tornado 
1958
Patty Berg wins LPGA Western Golf Open 
1959
"Along Came Jones" by Coasters peaks at #9 
1959
"Class" by Chubby Checker peaks at #38 
1959
Eddie Lubanski bowls 2 consecutive perfect games 
1959
Most Phillies strike out in a game (16 by Sandy Koufax) 
1959
Shunryu Suzuki completes his historical Japan to SF voyage 
1959
Vanguard SLV-6 launched for Earth orbit (failed) 
1961
Moise Tsjombe freed from prison in Congo 
1961
Beatles record Aint She Sweet, Cry for a Shadow, When the Saints Go Marching In, Why, Nobody's Child & My Bonnie, in Hamburg 
1962
1st test flight of Hoovercraft 
1962
French Boeing 707 crashes at Guadeloupe, 113 killed 
1963
"Little" Stevie Wonder (13) releases "Fingertips" 
1965
Freddie Trueman ends his Test cricket career, v NZ at Lord's 
1966
"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" opens 
1966
South African Bishop Alphaeus Hamilton Zulu, is refused a passport and thus permission to attend an international church conference by the South African government 
1968
"Here Come Da Judge" by The Buena Vistas peaks at #88 
1969
Aretha Franklin arrested in Detroit for creating a disturbance 
1969
Cleveland's Cuyahgo River catches fire 
1969
Susie Berning wins LPGA Pabst Ladies' Golf Classic 
1969
The Derry Housing Action Committee (DHAC) stage a protest by blocking the Lecky Road in the Bogside area of Derry, Northern Ireland 
1970
President Nixon signs 26th amendment (voting age lowered to 18) 
1970
Supreme Court ruled juries of less than 12 are constitutional 
1970
WSWO TV channel 26 in Springfield, OH (ABC) suspends broadcasting 
1970
Irish socialist, republican and Member of Parliament, Bernadette Devlin, loses her appeal against a 6-month prison sentence imposed for taking part in riots in Derry 
1971
a Pretoria court rules that the former leader of the banned Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), Robert Sobukwe, will not be allowed to use his exit permit to leave South Africa for his studies in the United States. 
1972
"Man of La Mancha" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 140 performances 
1972
The Irish Republican Army announce that it would call a ceasefire from 26 June 1972 provided that there is a "reciprocal response" from the security forces 
1973
Dutch High Council stops fluorine addition to drink water 
1973
George Harrison releases "Living in the Material World" 
1973
Skylab 2's astronauts land 
1975
Betsy Cullen wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Classic 
1975
The Ulster Volunteer Force try to derail a train by planting a bomb on the railway line near County Kildare, Ireland; a civilian tries to stop the UVF volunteers, and is stabbed-to-death (his actions delay the explosion enough to let the train pass safely) 
1976
"Godspell" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 527 performances 
1976
SD Padre pitcher Randy Jones ties record of 68 innings without a walk 
1977
Former AG John Mitchell starts 19 months in Alabama prison 
1977
Walt Disney's "Rescuers" released 
1978
James Christy's discovery of Pluto's moon Charon announced 
1978
Neo-Nazis call off plans to march in Jewish community of Skokie, Ill 
1978
Pluto's satelite Charon is discovered 
1979
Larry Holmes TKOs Mike Weaver in 12 for heavyweight boxing title 
1979
Little Richard quits rock & roll for religious pursuit 
1979
Pro Football Researchers Association forms (Canton Ohio) 
1980
Jim King begins riding Miracle Strip Roller coaster 368 hours 
1980
Joanne Carner wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open 
1981
2 Habash terrorists attack a travel agency in Greece killing 2 
1981
Iran president Bani Sadr deposed 
1981
John McEnroe exhibits a disgraceful act of misbehavior at Wimbledon 
1981
Mark David Chapman pleads guilty to killing John Lennon 
1982
Manhattan institutes bus-only lanes 
1982
Pete Rose gets his 3,772nd hit, moves past Aaron into 2nd place 
1982
Prince Charles & Princess Diana take son Prince William home from hospital 
1982
Susan Lea Hammett, of Miss, 18, crowned 25th America's Junior Miss 
1983
"Monty Python's The Meaning of Life," released in France 
1983
1st time a satellite is retrieved from orbit by Space Shuttle 
1983
NHL institutes a 5 minute sudden death overtime period 
1984
Calvin Griffith signs letter of intent to sell ownership of Twins 
1984
Carl Pohlad becomes CEO of Minnesota Twins 
1984
Jolande van de Meer swims Dutch record 800 m freestyle (8:39.30) 
1984
Joseph Luns resigns as secretary-general of NATO 
1985
"Grind" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 79 performances 
1985
"Smuggler's Blues" by Glenn Frey peaks at #12 
1986
Judy Dickinson wins LPGA Rochester Golf International 
1986
Pirate Radio Euro Weekend (Holland) begins transmitting 
1986
Spain's premier Gonzalez' Socialist Party wins elections 
1987
Tom Seaver retires after 3rd try with NY Mets 
1987
The International Labour Organisation, meeting for its annual conference in Geneva, calls for international sanctions against South African minerals 
1987
A bomb blast in a Johannesburg video-game arcade kills an unborn baby and injures ten people 
1989
Business Day reports that SA is about to test an intermediate range ballistic missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads 
1990
Billy Joel performs a concert at Yankee Stadium 
1990
Braves replace manager Russ Nixon with GM Bobby Cox 
1990
Florida passes a law prohibits wearing a throng bathing suit 
1990
Longest game in Toronto, Yanks beat Blue Jays 8-7 in 15 inns 
1990
Nelson Mandela addresses the United Nations Special Committee against Apartheid in New York, saying that nothing, which has happened in South Africa, calls for a revision of the position that the Organisation has taken in its struggle against apartheid; he adds that a democratic, non-racial SA is within reach 
1990
Adam Sandler joins Saturday Night Live 
1991
"I Hate Hamlet" closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC after 88 perfs 
1991
Quebec Nordiques pick Eric Lindros #1 at NHL entry draft 
1991
Underwater volcano, Mount Didicas, erupts in Philippines 
1992
2 skeletons excavated in Yekaterinburg identified as Tsar Nicholas II & Tsarina Alexandra 
1992
Supreme Court rules "hate crime" laws violated free-speech rights 
1993
NY Met Anthony Young ties record of 23rd straight lose 
1993
Wilson Pickett plead guilty to auto assault due to drunk driving 
1994
48th NBA Championship: Houston Rockets beat NY Knicks, 4 games to 3 
1994
Ken Griffey Jr breaks Ruth's record for most HRs by end of June (31) 
1994
Mets reliever John Franco sets lefty save mark at 253 
1994
US beats Colombia 2-1 in 1994 soccer world cup (1st win since 1950) 
1996
29th Curtis Cup: Great Britain & Ireland wins 11-6 
1996
Michael Moorer beats Axel Shultz in 11 for IBF heavyweight boxing title 
1996
Saurav Ganguly scores 131 at Lord's on Test cricket debut 
1997
Ernie Els wins golf's Buick Classic 
1997
Nationwide Senior Golf Championship 
1997
Penny Hammel wins LPGA Rochester International 
1997
World Bowl: Barcelona Dragon beat Rhein Fire, 38-24 
1999
Former Mpumalanga premier, Ndaweni Mahlangu causes a storm within political circles with his now infamous statement, "It is acceptable for politicians to lie", South Africa 
2002
An earthquake in western Iran measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale kills more than 261 people. 
2009
2009 Washington Metro subway crash: Two Metro trains collide in Washington, D.C., USA, killing 9 and injuring over 80. 
2009
109th US Golf Open: Lucas Glover shoots a 276 at Bethpage State Park NY 
2011
After hiding for 16 years, Boston gangster Whitey Bulger is arrested outside an apartment in Santa Monica, California 
2012
Two Baghdad market bombings kill 14 people and injure 106 
2016
North Korea 'tests banned missiles' 
2016
Senators seek bipartisan deal to ban gun sales to people on no-fly list 
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