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June 22nd, 2002 (June 22 2002)EventAn earthquake in western Iran measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale kills more than 261 people.
June 22nd, 1978 (June 22 1978)EventCharon, a satellite of the dwarf planet Pluto, is discovered.
June 22nd, 1976 (June 22 1976)EventCanadian House of Commons abolishes capital punishment.
June 22nd, 1969 (June 22 1969)EventThe Cuyahoga River catches fire, which triggered a crack-down on pollution in the river.
June 22nd, 1962 (June 22 1962)EventAn Air France Boeing 707 jet crashes in bad weather in Guadeloupe, West Indies killing 113.
June 22nd, 1957 (June 22 1957)EventThe Soviet Union launches R-12 missile for the first time (in Kapustin Yar).
June 22nd, 1944 (June 22 1944)EventOpening day of the Soviet Union s Operation Bagration against Army Group Centre.
June 22nd, 1942 (June 22 1942)EventErwin Rommel is promoted to Field Marshal after the capture of Tobruk.Erwin Rommel Quotes
June 22nd, 1941 (June 22 1941)EventGermany invades the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa, one of the most dramatic turning points of World War II.
June 22nd, 1941 (June 22 1941)EventFirst anti-fascist armed unit in occupied Europe founded by Croatian partisans near Sisak, Croatia.
June 22nd, 1941 (June 22 1941)EventThe Lithuanian 1941 independence begins.
June 22nd, 1941 (June 22 1941)EventVarious Communist and Socialist French Resistance movements merge to one group.
June 22nd, 1940 (June 22 1940)EventFrance is forced to sign the Second Compiegne armistice with Germany.
June 22nd, 1922 (June 22 1922)EventHerrin massacre, 19 strikebreakers and 2 union miners are killed in Herrin, Illinois.
June 22nd, 1918 (June 22 1918)EventHammond circus train wreck kills 86 and injures 127 near Hammond, Indiana.
June 22nd, 1898 (June 22 1898)EventSpanish-American War: United States Marines land in Cuba.
June 22nd, 1893 (June 22 1893)EventThe Royal Navy battleship HMS Camperdown accidentally rams the British Mediterranean Fleet flagship HMS Victoria which sinks taking 358 crew with her, including the fleet s commander, Vice-Admiral Sir George Tryon.
June 22nd, 1866 (June 22 1866)EventBattle of Custoza: an Austrian army defeats the Italian army during the Austro-Prussian War.
June 22nd, 1848 (June 22 1848)EventBeginning of the June Days Uprising in Paris.
June 22nd, 1844 (June 22 1844)EventInfluential North American fraternity Delta Kappa Epsilon is founded at Yale University.
June 22nd, 1825 (June 22 1825)EventBritish Parliament abolishes feudalism and the seigneurial system in British North America.
June 22nd, 1815 (June 22 1815)EventSecond abdication of Napoleon.
June 22nd, 1812 (June 22 1812)EventNapoleon declares war on Russia and invades.
June 22nd, 1783 (June 22 1783)EventPoisonous cloud from Laki volcanic eruption in Iceland reaches Le Havre in France.
June 22nd, 1633 (June 22 1633)EventThe Holy Office in Rome forces Galileo Galilei to recant his scientific view that the Sun, not the Earth, is the center of the Universe.Galileo Galilei Quotes
June 22nd, 1593 (June 22 1593)EventBattle of Sisak: Allied Christian troops defeat the Turks.
June 22nd, 0217 (June 22 0217)EventBattle of Raphia: Ptolemy IV of Egypt defeats Antiochus III the Great of the Seleucid kingdom. Ptolemy Quotes
June 22nd, 0168 (June 22 0168)EventBattle of Pydna: Romans under Lucius Aemilius Paullus defeat and capture Macedonian King Perseus, ending the Third Macedonian War.

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