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Know what happened on 22nd June


Importance of 22nd June in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 22nd June special in the world history.

1998
Death of Maureen O’Sullivan, Irish actress .
1987
Death of Fred Astaire, American dancer and actor
United States
1984
Inaugural flight of Virgin Atlantic
Great Britain
1984
Death of Joseph Losey, American stage and film director
1979
Former British Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe was cleared of the attempted murder of Norman Scott
Great Britain
1978
Dwarf planet Pluto’s moon Charon was discovered .
1969
Death of Judy Garland, award-winning American actress and singer (played Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, and numerous other roles)
United States
1956
Death of Walter de la Mare, English poet.
Great Britain
1948
SS Empire Windrush docks at Tilbury
Great Britain
1918
The great Spanish ‘flu epidemic was formally declared a pandemic on this date. It eventually killed up to 50 million people worldwide.
1911
Coronation of George V
Great Britain
1909
Birth of Michael Todd, American showman and film producer (Around the World in Eighty Days)
United States
1907
The Northern Line was opened on the London Underground - it was known as the Hampstead Line at that time
Great Britain
1897
Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee
Great Britain
1856
Birth of Sir Henry Rider Haggard, English writer whose King Solomon's Mines became an international best seller.
Great Britain
1757
Birth of George Vancouver, naval officer and explorer who sailed with Captain Cook and later charted the West coast of Canada, giving his name to the city and state.
Great Britain
1679
Battle of Bothwell Brig in Scotland – Covenanter rebels routed
Great Britain
1633
The Vatican compelled Galileo Galilei to recant his theory that the sun was the centre of the universe, not the earth.
Italy
1276
Death of Pope Innocent V
France
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