Today in History, English
Today in History, English

71281June 22Event1870 – US Congress created the United States Department of Justice
71282June 22Event1893 – The 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.
71283June 22Event1897 – British colonial officers Charles Walter Rand and Lt. Charles Egerton Ayerst are assassinated in Pune, Maharashtra, India by the Chapekar brothers and Mahadeo Vinayak Ranade, who are later caught and hanged.
71284June 22Event1898 – Spanish–American War: United States Marines land in Cuba.
71285June 22Event1906 – The flag of Sweden is adopted.
71286June 22Event1907 – The London Underground's Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway opens.
71287June 22Event1911 – George V and Mary of Teck are crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
71288June 22Event1918 – The Hammond Circus Train Wreck kills 86 and injures 127 near Hammond, Indiana.
71289June 22Event1922 – Herrin Massacre: Nineteen strikebreakers and three union miners are killed in Herrin, Illinois.
71290June 22Event1940 – France is forced to sign the Second Compiègne armistice with Germany.
71291June 22Event1941 – Nazi Germany invades the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa.
71292June 22Event1941 – The June Uprising in Lithuania begins.
71293June 22Event1942 – Erwin Rommel is promoted to Field Marshal after the capture of Tobruk.
71294June 22Event1942 – Pledge of Allegiance formally adopted by Congress
71295June 22Event1944 – Opening day of the Soviet Union's Operation Bagration against the Army Group Centre.
71296June 22Event1944 – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs into law the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, commonly known as the G.I. Bill.
71297June 22Event1945 – The Battle of Okinawa comes to an end.
71298June 22Event1954 – In Christchurch, New Zealand, Pauline Parker and Juliet Hulme murder Pauline's mother because they think she is in the way of their friendship.
71299June 22Event1957 – The Soviet Union launches an R-12 missile for the first time (in the Kapustin Yar).
71300June 22Event1969 – The Cuyahoga River catches fire in Cleveland, Ohio, drawing national attention to water pollution, and spurring the passing of the Clean Water Act and the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency.
71301June 22Event1978 – Charon, a satellite of the dwarf planet Pluto, is discovered by American astronomer James W. Christy.
71302June 22Event1984 – Virgin Atlantic Airways launches with its first flight from London Heathrow Airport.
71303June 22Event1986 – The controversial Hand of God goal by Diego Maradona in the quarter-finals of the 1986 FIFA World Cup match between Argentina and England. This was later followed by the Goal of the Century also by Maradona. Argentina would win 2–1 and go on to win
71304June 22Event1990 – Checkpoint Charlie is dismantled in Berlin.
71305June 22Event2002 – An earthquake measuring 6.5 Mw strikes a region of northwestern Iran killing at least 261 people and injuring 1,300 others and eventually causing widespread public anger due to the slow official response.
71306June 22Event2007 – An F5 tornado strikes Elie, Manitoba in Canada part of the town is destroyed, but there are no fatalities or injuries.
71307June 22Event2009 – A Washington D.C Metro train was traveling southbound at the Fort Totten station when it collided into another train sitting in the station. Nine people were killed in the collision (eight passengers and the train operator) and at least 80 others w
71308June 22Event2012 – Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo is removed from office by impeachment and succeeded by Federico Franco.
71309June 22Event2012 – A Turkish Air Force McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II fighter plane is shot down by the Syrian Armed Forces, killing both of the plane's pilots and worsening already-strained relations between Turkey and Syria.
71310June 22Event2015 – The Afghan National Assembly building is attacked by gunmen after a suicide bombing. All 6 of the gunmen are killed, with 18 people injured

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