22 JUNE
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Paul Morphy, 1837
  • Julian Huxley, 1887
  • Erich Maria Remarque, 1898
  • Anne Morrow Lindbergh, 1906
  • Billy Wilder, 1906
  • Gower Champion, 1919
  • Joseph Papp, 1921
  • Bill Blass, 1922
  • Prunella Scales, 1932
  • Diane Feinstein, 1933
  • Kris Kristofferson, 1936
  • Esther Rantzen, 1940
  • Ed Bradley, 1941
  • Klaus Maria Brandauer, 1944
  • Todd Rundgren, 1948
  • Lindsay Wagner, 1949
  • Meryl Streep, 1949
  • Freddie Prinze, 1954

Died On This Day:

  • King Roger I Sicily, 1101
  • Pope Innocent V, 1276
  • Nicolo Machiavelli, 1527
  • Saint John Fisher, 1535
  • Howard Staunton, 1874
  • David O. Selznick, 1965
  • Judy Garland OD, 1969
  • Darius Milhaud, 1974
  • Joseph Losey, 1984
  • Fred Astaire, 1987
  • Dennis Day, 1988
  • M. F. K. Fisher, 1992
  • Pat Nixon, 1993
  • Maureen O'Sullivan, 1998
  • Ann Landers, 2002
  • George Carlin, 2008

Today's Events:

  • 168 BC - Romans under Lucius Paullus victorious over Macedonia in Battle of Pydna in Third Macedonian War.
  • 1377 - 10 year-old Richard II succeeds his grandfather, Edward III, who died yesterday, as king of England.
  • 1633 - Galileo forced to confess falsehood of Copernican Theory because heretical.
  • 1675 - Greenwich Royal Observatory created by Royal warrant.
  • 1815 - Second abdication of Napoleon; Banished to St. Helena.
  • 1870 - Department of Justice created by U.S. Congress.
  • 1922 - The 'helicopter' first displayed by Henry Adler Berliner of Maryland.
  • 1933 - Social Democrat Party suppressed in Germany.
  • 1937 - Joe Louis knocks out James Braddock in eighth round at Chicago for heavyweight boxing title.
  • 1940 - Hitler victory - forces France to sign an armistice eight days after German forces ovverun Paris.
  • 1941 - Germany invades Russia at 4:00 a.m. with 148 divisions, 3,350 tanks, and 3 million troops. WWII.
  • 1945 - Battle of Okinawa ends; Japan surrenders having lost over 100,000 troops. WWII
  • 1970 - Voting age in U.S. lowered to 18 years.
  • 1970 - World record rainbow trout weighing 42.2 lbs caught off Bell Island, Arkansas by David Robert White.
  • 1988 - Disney's 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' opens starring Bob Hoskins; to gross over $150 million.
  • 2009 - Kodak takes kodachrome color film off the market after 74 years; digital digs film's grave.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Nicetas of Remesiana
  • Alban
  • Paulinus of Nola (died today A.D. 431)

Holiday:

  • Summer Solstice in Leap years
  • Zodiac: Gemini ends, Cancer begins

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • SAVITRI-VRATA, Hindu Festival for women
  • TANO FESTIVAL (Korea) on 5th day of 5th lunar month.
  • TUAN WU CHIEH or Dragon Boat Festival (China) 5th day of 5th lunar month.
  • SHAVUOT or Feast of Weeks (Jewish), on 6th or 7th of lunar month Sivan.
  • ASCENSION (Christian) 40th day after Easter.
  • PENTECOST (Christian) or Whitsunday (Anglican) 50 days after Easter.
  • TRINITY SUNDAY (Christian), Sunday after Pentecost.
  • CORPUS CHRISTI (Christian), Thursday after Trinity Sunday.
  • FATHER'S DAY (U.S.) Third Sunday in June.
  • ARANYA SHASHTI, Hindu Festival honoring god of the forest
  • RATHA YATRA, Hindu Festival of Car Procession of Vishnu
  • CHI HSI, Festival of the Milky Way in China (seventh day of the seventh moon)
  • CHUNG YÜAN, Festival of the Dead in China (fifteenth day of the seventh moon)
  • GAY AND LESBIAN PRIDE DAY - Last Sunday in June
  • CHAGU-CHAGU UMAKKO or horse Festival in Morioka celebrated second Saturday in June
  • HARE KRISHNA RATHA YATRA CHARIOT CARNIVAL celebrated 3rd week in June.
  • AMBUBACHI MELA Festival at Kamakhya temple in Guwahati, India celebrated third week in June for 5 days

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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