June 22 Events in History - June 22 Birthdays - June 22 Deaths
2015 Nikki Haley, governor of South Carolina, supports removal of the Confederate flag from state grounds; however, the state legislature must first overturn a law requiring the flag to be flown at the Confederate Soldier Monument
2014 The Pyu Ancient Cities in Myanmar and the Shahr-i-Sokhta (Burnt City) in Iran have been named World Heritage sites; the Myanmar cities were active from 200 B.C. to 900 A.D.; the Iranian city was active primarily from 3200 B.C. to about 1800 B.C.
2014 The week-long cease-fire in the Ukraine has been endorsed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who urged separatist fighters to stop fighting and instead hold discussions with the Ukrainian government
2013 UNESCO officially names Mount Fuji a World Heritage Site
2013 The Canterbury Region of New Zealand experiences the worst flooding in 20 years; Leeston and Lyttelton are the towns hardest hit
2012 The Sudanese city of Khartoum requires security forces to break up anti-austerity protests
2012 The Philippines lends $1 billion to the International Monetary Fund
2011 People's Republic of China officials warn that the the 2011 China floods will likely raise the price of food
2011 South Korea states it plans to build a new resettlement center for North Korean refugees
2010 Kurdish rebels claim responsibility for a bus bomb in Istanbul, Turkey; five people were killed and twelve people injured
2002 Earthquake kills at least 260 in western Iran
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
1996 29th Curtis Cup: Great Britain and Ireland, 11 - 6
1996 Michael Moorer beats Axel Shultz in 11 for IBF heavywgt boxing title
1996 Saurav Ganguly scores 131 at Lord's on Test cricket debut
1994 48th NBA Championship: Houston Rockets beat New York Knicks, 4 games to 3
1994 Ken Griffey, Jr. breaks Ruth's record for most home runs by end of June (31)
1994 Mets reliever John Franco sets lefty save mark at 253
1994 U.S. beats Colombia 2-1 in 1994 soccer world cup (1st win since 1950)
1993 New York Met Anthony Young ties record of 23rd straight lose
1992 2 skeletons excavated in Yekaterinburg ID'ed as Czar Nicholas II and wife
1992 Supreme Court rules hate crime laws violated free-speech rights
1991 "I Hate Hamlet" closes at Walter Kerr Theater New York City after 88 performances
1991 Quebec Nordiques pick Eric Lindros #1 at NHL entry draft
1991 Underwater volcano, Mount Didicas, erupts in Philippines
1990 Billy Joel performs a concert at Yankee Stadium
1990 Braves replace manager Russ Nixon with General Manager Bobby Cox
1990 Florida passes a law prohibits wearing a throng bathing suit
1990 Longest game in Toronto, Yankees beat Blue Jays 8-7 in 15 inns
1987 Tom Seaver retires after 3rd try with New York Mets
1986 Judy Dickinson wins LPGA Rochester Golf International
1986 Spain's premier Gonzalez' Socialist Party wins elections
1985 "Grind" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 79 performances
1985 "Smuggler's Blues" by Glenn Frey peaks at #12
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
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
1982 Manhattan institutes bus-only lanes
1982 Pete Rose gets his 3,772nd hit, moves past Aaron into 2nd place
1982 Prince Chuck and Lady Di take Prince William home from hospital
1982 Susan Lea Hammett, of Miss, 18, crowned 25th America's Junior Miss
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
1980 Jim King begins riding Miracle Strip Roller coaster 368 hours
1980 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
1979 Larry Holmes TKOs Mike Weaver in 12 for heavyweight boxing title
1979 Little Richard quits rock and roll for religious pursuit
1979 Pro Football Researchers Association forms, Canton, Ohio
1978 James Christy's discovery of Pluto's moon Charon announced
1978 Neo-Nazis call off plans to march in Jewish community of Skokie, Illinois
1977 Former AG John Mitchell starts 19 months in Alabama prison
1977 Walt Disney's "Rescuers" released
1976 "Godspell" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 527 performances
1976 San Diego Padre pitcher Randy Jones ties record of 68 innings without a walk
1975 Betsy Cullen wins LPGA Hoosier Golf Classic
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
1972 "Man of La Mancha" opens at Beaumont Theater New York City for 140 performances
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
1969 Cleveland's Cuyahgo River catches fire
1969 Susie Berning wins LPGA Pabst Ladies' Golf Classic
1968 "Here Come Da Judge" by The Buena Vistas peaks at #88
1966 "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" opens
1965 Freddie Trueman ends his Test cricket career, vs. New Zealand at Lord's
1963 "Little" Stevie Wonder (13) releases "Fingertips"
1962 1st test flight of Hoovercraft
1962 French Boeing 707 crashes at Guadeloupe, 113 killed
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 and My Bonnie, in Hamburg
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 San Francisco voyage
1958 Game in Kansas City between A's and Red Sox delayed 29 minutes due to tornado
1958 Patty Berg wins LPGA Western Golf Open
1955 Antonio Segni forms government in Italy
1955 U.S. air patrol plane shot down above Bering sea
1954 Congress passes revised organic act for Virgin Islands
1951 Gene Rayburn and Dee Finch show premieres on NBC radio
1949 Ezzard Charles beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for hw boxing title
1947 Ewell Blackwell just misses pitching back-to-back no-hitters (9th inn)
1946 Alec Bedser takes 7-49 vs. India on 1st day of his 1st Test cricket
1944 British 14th army frees Imphal Assam
1944 Franklin D. 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
1943 WEB DuBois becomes 1st Black member of National Institute of Letters
1942 Japanese submarine in mouth of Columbia River, Oregon
1942 Jewish Brigade attached by British Army in WW II, forms
1941 Estonians starts armed resistance against Soviet occupation
1941 Germany attacks the Soviet Union and occupies the Baltic states
1941 Germany, Italy and Romania declares war on Soviet Union during WW II
1941 Michael Gerasimov opens grave of Tamerlan "Lenk"
1940 France falls to Nazi Germany; armistice signed, France disarms
1940 SS rounds up 31 German/Polish/Dutch Jews in Roermond, Netherlands
1939 Future Queen Elizabeth of England meets future husband Philip
1938 Joe Louis KOs Max Schmeling at 2:04 of 1st round at Yankee Stadium
1937 Joe Louis KOs James J. Braddock in 18 for heavyweight boxing title
1936 Harry Froboess dives 110 m from airship into Bodensee and survives
1936 Virgin Islands receives a constitution from U.S., Organic Act
1933 German social-democratic party, SPD, forbidden
1932 NL, finally approves players wearing numbers
1931 RVU, Radio-Volks-University, forms
1930 Lou Gehrig hits 3 home runs in a game, Ruth hits 3 in doubleheader
1929 Mel Ott (Giants) homers off Leo Sweetland (Phillies) in doubleheader
1926 Cardinals pick up 39-year-old Grover Alexander on waivers from Cubs
1925 Spain and France fight Morocco
1921 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 10,000m (30:40.2)
1918 32nd U.S. Womens Tennis: Molla Bjurstedt Mallory beats E E Goss (64 63)
1918 Circus train rammed by troop train kills 68, Ivanhoe, Illinois
1915 BMT, then Brooklyn Rapid Transit, begins subway service
1911 King George V of England crowned
1910 1st Zeppelin with passengers sets afloat
1906 Hakon VII crowned king of Norway
1894 Harry Houdini marries Bessie Rahner
1893 British fleet under Vice-Admiral George Tryon leaves Beirut
1889 Louisville Colonels set ML baseball record with 26th consecutive loss
1875 Garonne Flood: great damage in Verdun and Toulouse, kills about 1,000
1874 Dr. Andrew T Sill, of Macon Missouri, finds science of osteopathy
1874 Game of lawn tennis introduced
1873 Prince Edward Island joins Canada
1870 1st Boardwalk in America invented
1870 Congress creates Department of Justice
1868 Arkansas re-enters U.S.
1865 1st class cricket debut of Dr. W. G. Grace
1864 Battle of Ream's Station, Virginia, Wilson's Raid
1864 Skirmish at Culp's (Kulp's) House, Georgia
1851 Fire destroys part of San Francisco
1849 Stephen C. Massett opens courthouse using only piano in California
1848 Barnburners (anti-slavery) party nominates Martin Van Buren for president
1847 Doughnut created
1832 John Howe patents pin manufacturing machine
1815 2nd abdication of Napoleon (after Waterloo)
1814 1st match at the present Lord's, MCC vs. Herefordshire
1812 Napoleon's Grand Army invades Russia
1808 Zebulon Pike reaches his peak
1807 British board USS Chesapeake, a provocation leading to War of 1812
1799 England and Russia decide to invade Bataafse Republic
1775 1st Continental currency issued ($3,000,000)
1774 English parliament accepts Quebec Act
1772 Slavery outlawed in England
1745 Bonnie Prince Charles sails to Scotland
1740 King Frederik II of Prussia ends torture and guarantees religion and freedom of the press
1675 Royal Greenwich Observatory established in England by Charles II
1633 Galileo Galilei forced to recant Earth orbits Sun by Pope (but on Oct 31, 1992, Vatican admits it was wrong)
1611 Henry Hudson and son set adrift in Hudson Bay by mutineers
1596 Cornelis de Houtmans fleet reaches Banten Java
1559 Jewish quarter of Prague burned and looted
1533 Ferdinand of Austria and Sultan Suleiman sign peace treaty
1497 Antitax insurrection in Cornwall suppressed at Blackheath
1476 Battle at Morat/Murten: Charles the Stout invades Switzerland
1377 Richard II succeeds Edward III as king of England
1342 Bilbo Baggins returns to his home at Bag End, (Shire Reconning)
816 Pope Stephen IV, V, elected to succeed Leo III
431 Council of Ephesus (3rd ecumenical council) opens