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22 Jun
1377
Richard II succeeded to the throne of EnglandRichard II succeeded to the throne of England
641 years ago
22 Jun
1535
A month after the Pope had made him a cardinal, John Fisher was executed at Tower Hill in London after refusing to recognise King Henry VIII as supreme head of the English ChurchA month after the Pope had made him a cardinal, John Fisher was executed at Tower Hill in London after refusing to recognise King Henry VIII as supreme head of the English Church
483 years ago
22 Jun
1580
Abraham Verhoeven, publisher of the world’s first newspaper in 1605, was born in Antwerp, BelgiumAbraham Verhoeven, publisher of the world’s first newspaper in 1605, was born in Antwerp, Belgium
438 years ago
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22 Jun
1611
English explorer Henry Hudson, who attempted to find a route from Europe to Asia via the Northwest Passage, was set adrift in Hudson Bay with his son and others of his crew by…English explorer Henry Hudson, who attempted to find a route from Europe to Asia via the Northwest Passage, was set adrift in Hudson Bay with his son and others of his crew by mutineers on his ship Discovery. None of the abandoned men was ever seen again
407 years ago
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22 Jun
1633
Galileo Galilei, the father of modern astronomy, was summoned before the Papal Inquisition and forced to recant his heretical theory that the earth and other planets revolved…Galileo Galilei, the father of modern astronomy, was summoned before the Papal Inquisition and forced to recant his heretical theory that the earth and other planets revolved around the sun
385 years ago
22 Jun
1679
The rebellion of Coventanters, a Scottish Presbyterian sect, was put down by the Duke of Monmouth at the battle of Bothwell Bridge near GlasgowThe rebellion of Coventanters, a Scottish Presbyterian sect, was put down by the Duke of Monmouth at the battle of Bothwell Bridge near Glasgow
339 years ago
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22 Jun
1757
British explorer George Vancouver was born. An officer in the Royal Navy, he is best known for his exploration of the North-West Coast of North America, including the shores of the…British explorer George Vancouver was born. An officer in the Royal Navy, he is best known for his exploration of the North-West Coast of North America, including the shores of the modern day Alaska, British Columbia, Washington and Oregon. Vancouver Island and the city of Vancouver are named after him
261 years ago
22 Jun
1805
Giuseppe Mazzini, Italian patriot and revolutionary, born in Genoa; he was tireless in the struggle for the unification of ItalyGiuseppe Mazzini, Italian patriot and revolutionary, born in Genoa; he was tireless in the struggle for the unification of Italy
213 years ago
22 Jun
1814
The first cricket match was played at Lord’s, in London, between Marylebone Cricket Club and HertfordshireThe first cricket match was played at Lord’s, in London, between Marylebone Cricket Club and Hertfordshire
204 years ago
22 Jun
1815
Napoleon Bonaparte abdicated for the second and final time after his defeat at the Battle of WaterlooNapoleon Bonaparte abdicated for the second and final time after his defeat at the Battle of Waterloo
203 years ago
22 Jun
1856
Sir Henry Rider Haggard, British novelist, born; best-known for his adventure novels 'King Solomon's Mines' and 'She'Sir Henry Rider Haggard, British novelist, born; best-known for his adventure novels 'King Solomon's Mines' and 'She'
162 years ago
22 Jun
1868
Arkansas was re-admitted to the UnionArkansas was re-admitted to the Union
150 years ago
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22 Jun
1897
Queen Victoria celebrated her diamond jubilee with a carriage procession through London to a thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral; her 60-year reign had begun in 1837 when…Queen Victoria celebrated her diamond jubilee with a carriage procession through London to a thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral; her 60-year reign had begun in 1837 when she was 18. In her journal the Queen wrote: “No one ever, I believe, has met with such an ovation as was given to me, passing through those six miles of streets...The cheering was quite deafening & every face seemed to be filled with real joy. I was much moved and gratified”
121 years ago
22 Jun
1898
German author Erich Maria Remarque was born; he wrote the anti-war novel 'All Quiet on the Western Front' following his experiences serving in World War OneGerman author Erich Maria Remarque was born; he wrote the anti-war novel 'All Quiet on the Western Front' following his experiences serving in World War One
120 years ago
22 Jun
1906
Billy Wilder, U.S. film director, born in Austria; his films included 'Double Indemnity', 'Sunset Boulevard' and 'Some Like it Hot'Billy Wilder, U.S. film director, born in Austria; his films included 'Double Indemnity', 'Sunset Boulevard' and 'Some Like it Hot'
112 years ago
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22 Jun
1910
Peter Pears, English tenor, born; a colleague and friend of composer Benjamin Britten, he sang many of his works including 'Peter Grimes' and co-founded the Aldeburgh music…Peter Pears, English tenor, born; a colleague and friend of composer Benjamin Britten, he sang many of his works including 'Peter Grimes' and co-founded the Aldeburgh music festival
108 years ago
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22 Jun
1940
General Charles Huntziger of France signed the terms of surrender with Germany at Compiegne; the signing took place in the same railway carriage in which General Foch had received…General Charles Huntziger of France signed the terms of surrender with Germany at Compiegne; the signing took place in the same railway carriage in which General Foch had received the German surrender in 1918
78 years ago
22 Jun
1941
Operation Barbarossa began when over 150 German army divisions invaded Russia across an 1,800-mile front between the Baltic and the Black SeaOperation Barbarossa began when over 150 German army divisions invaded Russia across an 1,800-mile front between the Baltic and the Black Sea
77 years ago
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22 Jun
1949
Consummate movie actress Meryl Streep was born in Summit, New Jersey. To date she has been nominated a record 13 times for Academy Awards, winning twice, for Kramer vs Kramer…Consummate movie actress Meryl Streep was born in Summit, New Jersey. To date she has been nominated a record 13 times for Academy Awards, winning twice, for Kramer vs Kramer (1979) and Sophie’s Choice (1982)
69 years ago
22 Jun
1969
U.S. musical actress and singer Judy Garland, star of The Wizard of Oz, Meet Me in St Louis and A Star is Born, died from a drugs overdose at her flat in Belgravia, London, aged 47U.S. musical actress and singer Judy Garland, star of The Wizard of Oz, Meet Me in St Louis and A Star is Born, died from a drugs overdose at her flat in Belgravia, London, aged 47
49 years ago
22 Jun
1969
The Cuyahoga River in northeastern Ohio caught fire, triggering a crackdown on river pollution across the United States. The Cuyahoga feeds into Lake ErieThe Cuyahoga River in northeastern Ohio caught fire, triggering a crackdown on river pollution across the United States. The Cuyahoga feeds into Lake Erie
49 years ago
22 Jun
1974
French composer Darius Milhaud diedFrench composer Darius Milhaud died
44 years ago
22 Jun
1979
British Liberal Party politician Jeremy Thorpe was cleared of conspiring to murder homosexual Norman ScottBritish Liberal Party politician Jeremy Thorpe was cleared of conspiring to murder homosexual Norman Scott
39 years ago
22 Jun
1981
Ayatollah Khomeini dismissed Iranian President Bani-SadrAyatollah Khomeini dismissed Iranian President Bani-Sadr
37 years ago
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