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Wednesday June 22, 2022

June 22: Day of the Week

June 22, 2022 is the 173rd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 192 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Cancer is the zodiac 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.

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June 22 Historical Event(s)

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1940
    France is forced to sign the Second Compiègne armistice with Germany.
  • 1984
    Virgin Atlantic Airways launches with its first flight from London Heathrow Airport.
  • 2002
    An earthquake measuring 6.5 Mw strikes a region of northwestern Iran killing at least 261 people and injuring 1,300 others and eventually causing widespread public anger due to the slowness of the victims receiving aid and supplies.
  • 2009
    Eastman Kodak Company announces that it will discontinue sales of the Kodachrome Color Film, concluding its 74-year run as a photography icon.

Who were born on June 22?

  • 1767
    Wilhelm von Humboldt, German philosopher and statesman (d. 1835)
  • 1837
    Paul Morphy, American chess master (d. 1884)
  • 1887
    Julian Huxley, British biologist (d. 1975)
  • 1910
    John Hunt, Indian-born British mountaineer (d. 1998)
  • 1947
    Jerry Rawlings, Ghanaian politician
  • 1958
    Bruce Campbell, American actor
  • 1960
    Erin Brockovich, American environmentalist
  • 1970
    Steven Page, Canadian singer (Barenaked Ladies)
  • 1975
    Müslüm Can, Turkish footballer
  • 1979
    Leire Martínez, Basque singer and songwriter (La Oreja de Van Gogh)

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