On This Day in History

This database is a source for anniversaries of world interest, searchable by day or keyword, built up by Graphic News over many year for the On This Day series of graphics.

1 / 3 Next pageFinal page
Event
Anniversary
Expand view
22 Jun
2015
Hollywood composer James Horner, who won two Oscars for Best Score and Best Original Song for Titanic, was killed in a plane crash aged 61. He was at the controls of his private…Hollywood composer James Horner, who won two Oscars for Best Score and Best Original Song for Titanic, was killed in a plane crash aged 61. He was at the controls of his private plane when it crashed into the Los Padres National Forest near Santa Barbara, California
3 years ago
22 Jun
2010
Hundreds of people were missing after days of heavy rains caused flooding in northeastern Brazil. At least 31 people died and over 100,000 were forced from their homesHundreds of people were missing after days of heavy rains caused flooding in northeastern Brazil. At least 31 people died and over 100,000 were forced from their homes
8 years ago
Expand view
22 Jun
2010
Jamaican police arrested suspected drug lord Christopher “Dudus” Coke on the outskirts of Kingston. When he was detained at a roadblock Coke said he was going to the U.S.…Jamaican police arrested suspected drug lord Christopher “Dudus” Coke on the outskirts of Kingston. When he was detained at a roadblock Coke said he was going to the U.S. embassy to hand himself in. He faced extradition to the U.S. on charges of trafficking drugs and guns. Attempts to capture him in May generated clashes in which over 70 people died
8 years ago
Expand view
22 Jun
2009
A subway train derailment and collision on the Washington Metro killed nine people when one commuter train ploughed into the back of another in the deadliest accident in the…A subway train derailment and collision on the Washington Metro killed nine people when one commuter train ploughed into the back of another in the deadliest accident in the 33-year history of the city’s subway system
9 years ago
Expand view
22 Jun
2009
Conservative MP John Bercow was elected the new Speaker of the Britain’s House of Commons. He replaced Michael Martin, who quit after nine years amid the furore over MPs’…Conservative MP John Bercow was elected the new Speaker of the Britain’s House of Commons. He replaced Michael Martin, who quit after nine years amid the furore over MPs’ expenses
9 years ago
22 Jun
2009
French President Nicolas Sarkozy called for the burqa to be banned in France, saying that the all-covering garment reduced women to servitude and undermined their dignityFrench President Nicolas Sarkozy called for the burqa to be banned in France, saying that the all-covering garment reduced women to servitude and undermined their dignity
9 years ago
Expand view
22 Jun
2008
A breakaway summit of 280 conservative Anglican bishops, who opposed gay priests and same-sex unions, opened in Jerusalem, threatening to deepen the threat of schism in the…A breakaway summit of 280 conservative Anglican bishops, who opposed gay priests and same-sex unions, opened in Jerusalem, threatening to deepen the threat of schism in the 470-year-old church
10 years ago
Expand view
22 Jun
2008
Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai pulled out of the June 27 run-off presidential election after supporters of President Robert Mugabe attacked his rally. It was the…Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai pulled out of the June 27 run-off presidential election after supporters of President Robert Mugabe attacked his rally. It was the latest incident in a campaign of intimidation against leading MDC figures
10 years ago
Expand view
22 Jun
2007
Inflation in Zimbabwe rose to 11,000 percent. The value of its currency had plummeted on the black market with exchange rates reaching 300,000 Zimbabwean dollars to one U.S.…Inflation in Zimbabwe rose to 11,000 percent. The value of its currency had plummeted on the black market with exchange rates reaching 300,000 Zimbabwean dollars to one U.S. dollar, though officially it was 15,000 to one
11 years ago
22 Jun
2004
South Korean translator Kim Sun-il was beheaded by kidnappers in Iraq after South Korea rejected a demand to withdraw its troops from IraqSouth Korean translator Kim Sun-il was beheaded by kidnappers in Iraq after South Korea rejected a demand to withdraw its troops from Iraq
14 years ago
Expand view
22 Jun
2000
Just 10 days after a study concluded that judicial administration of the death penalty in the U.S. was "fraught with error", the state of Texas executed a convicted…Just 10 days after a study concluded that judicial administration of the death penalty in the U.S. was "fraught with error", the state of Texas executed a convicted murderer despite protests from death-penalty critics, who cited the possible unreliability of the only witness
18 years ago
Expand view
22 Jun
1999
British prime minister Tony Blair ruffled feathers by using a bus-lane to escape a traffic jam on the M4 motorway; the bus-lane project was being trialled on the advice of his…British prime minister Tony Blair ruffled feathers by using a bus-lane to escape a traffic jam on the M4 motorway; the bus-lane project was being trialled on the advice of his transport minister, John Prescott
19 years ago
Expand view
22 Jun
1999
IRA terrorist Patrick Magee, responsible for the 1984 bombing of Brighton's Grand Hotel which nearly killed Margaret Thatcher, was released under the tems of the Good Friday…IRA terrorist Patrick Magee, responsible for the 1984 bombing of Brighton's Grand Hotel which nearly killed Margaret Thatcher, was released under the tems of the Good Friday agreement after serving just 14 years of a 35-year sentence
19 years ago
Expand view
22 Jun
1999
Australian tennis starlet Jelena Dokic, aged 16, sprang one of the biggest upsets in Wimbledon history by defeating top seed Martina Hingis 6-2, 6-0, in the opening match of the…Australian tennis starlet Jelena Dokic, aged 16, sprang one of the biggest upsets in Wimbledon history by defeating top seed Martina Hingis 6-2, 6-0, in the opening match of the ladies’ singles tournament
19 years ago
22 Jun
1998
Former nanny Louise Woodward gave an interview to the BBC's Panorama about her conviction in the U.S. for the manslaughter of a baby in her careFormer nanny Louise Woodward gave an interview to the BBC's Panorama about her conviction in the U.S. for the manslaughter of a baby in her care
20 years ago
22 Jun
1998
London's Millennium Dome, under construction in Greenwich, was "topped out" in the presence of prime minister Tony BlairLondon's Millennium Dome, under construction in Greenwich, was "topped out" in the presence of prime minister Tony Blair
20 years ago
22 Jun
1998
Jane Couch became the first woman to receive a professional boxing license from the British Board of Boxing ControlJane Couch became the first woman to receive a professional boxing license from the British Board of Boxing Control
20 years ago
Expand view
22 Jun
1997
In Florida, a British skydiver making his first jump had a miraculous escape after his parachute failed to open and he plummeted 4,000 metres to Earth; his instructor died as he…In Florida, a British skydiver making his first jump had a miraculous escape after his parachute failed to open and he plummeted 4,000 metres to Earth; his instructor died as he flipped beneath him to cushion his fall
21 years ago
22 Jun
1995
British Prime Minister John Major resigned as head of the ruling Conservative Party to conduct a party leadership electionBritish Prime Minister John Major resigned as head of the ruling Conservative Party to conduct a party leadership election
23 years ago
22 Jun
1995
Michael Jackson apologised for anti-semitic lyics on his new album, promising to amend future pressingsMichael Jackson apologised for anti-semitic lyics on his new album, promising to amend future pressings
23 years ago
22 Jun
1994
After hard bargaining, Russia finally signed NATO’s “Partnership of Peace” accordAfter hard bargaining, Russia finally signed NATO’s “Partnership of Peace” accord
24 years ago
22 Jun
1989
Seven student leaders of the Tiananmen Square demonstrations were executed after trial in ChinaSeven student leaders of the Tiananmen Square demonstrations were executed after trial in China
29 years ago
22 Jun
1987
Fred Astaire, star of numerous stage and movie musicals, many with regular dancing partner Ginger Rogers, died at age 88Fred Astaire, star of numerous stage and movie musicals, many with regular dancing partner Ginger Rogers, died at age 88
31 years ago
22 Jun
1984
NATO Secretary-General Joseph Luns retired after 13 years; he was succeeded by Britain’s Lord CarringtonNATO Secretary-General Joseph Luns retired after 13 years; he was succeeded by Britain’s Lord Carrington
34 years ago
1 / 3 Next pageFinal page

Welcome to Graphic News

Please get in the habit of logging in when you arrive as some pages may soon be restricted. If you are new to Graphic News there is a Website Guide to help you find your way around.


November 24, 2017 — Ai2HTML screen graphics - The script has been updated to allow multiple screen graphics to be published on the same web page. Click here for instructions


November 24, 2017 — Training - mobile graphics- The GN AI2HTML method is very fast and easy. It allows designers with conventional design skills to produce responsive “mobile” friendly graphics to meet news deadlines. Contact helpdesk @ graphicnews.com if you would like to join our next training course.


If you need help or have questions at any time, please contact us

Cookies