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Monday, June 22, 2009

Officials gather in Madeira to strike a deal on whaling, with Japan and Iceland likely to insist on their right to hunt. //english.aljazeera.net/news/europe/2009/06/200962213137670717.html (Al Jazeera)

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Typhoon Fengshen hits the Philippines and capsizes the ferry "MV Princess of the Stars", leaving hundreds dead or missing.
After three decades as the Chairman of Microsoft Corporation, Bill Gates steps down from daily duties to concentrate on philanthropy.
The death toll in the Philippines from Typhoon Fengshen rises to at least 155 according to Red Cross estimates with 59 people dead and 40 people missing in Iloilo province alone. //ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5h_3yhnZvsE90p8kvwkFoSW99kjIgD91ETB6G0 (AP via Google News) //ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5h_3yhnZvsE90p8kvwkFoSW99kjIgD91F2QL80 (AP via Google News)
President Robert Mugabe is reelected with 85.5% of the vote in the second round of the controversial Zimbabwean presidential election.
Zimbabwe Electoral Crisis
Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai pulls out of the June 27 run-off presidential election after President Robert Mugabe's supporters attacked his rally. //www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSL2026827820080622 (Reuters) //www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087sid=aez5d63T2B.crefer=home (Bloomberg)
A large bus collides head-on with a smaller minibus in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, leaving nine dead. //www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/06/22/asia/AS-GEN-Bangladesh-Road-Accident.php ("The International Herald Tribune")

Thursday, June 22, 2006

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation raids terror suspects in Miami, Florida, with seven arrests made. The detainees are charged with terrorism conspiracy, in connection of being in the early stages of planning attacks against Chicago's Sears Tower and possibly FBI and government buildings in the Miami area. //www.kyw1060.com/pages/49468.php? (Associated Press) //www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,200677,00.html (FOX News) //www.cnn.com/2006/US/06/23/miami.reax/index.html (CNN)

Sunday, June 22, 2003

The largest hailstone ever recorded falls in Aurora, Nebraska.
The largest hailstone ever recorded falls in Aurora, Nebraska.

Saturday, June 22, 2002

Natural disaster – a major earthquake hit Iran, with its epicentre at Bou'in-Zahra, measuring at least 6.0 on the Richter scale.

Sunday, June 22, 1997

A massive eruption of the Soufrière Hills volcano on the island of Montserrat leads to evacuation and eventual abandonment of the capital, Plymouth.
Swedish musician Ted Gärdestad commits suicide by jumping in front of a train. He is found dead later that morning.
An unmanned Progress spacecraft collides with the Russian space station Mir.

Thursday, June 22, 1995

The New Jersey Devils sweep the heavily favored Detroit Red Wings to win their first Stanley Cup in the lock-out shortened season.
STS-71: Space Shuttle ''Atlantis'' docks with the Russian Mir space station for the first time.
Japanese police rescue 365 hostages from a hijacked All Nippon Airways Flight 857 (Boeing 747-200) at Hakodate airport. The hijacker was armed with a knife and demanded the release of Shoko Asahara.
STS-71: Space Shuttle "Atlantis" docks with the Russian Mir space station for the first time.
Lisa Clayton completes her 10-month solo circumnavigation from the Northern Hemisphere.
The Soong Department Store collapses in the Seocho-gu district of Seoul, South Korea, killing 501 and injuring 937.
July ndash Iraq disarmament crisis: Iraq threatens to end all cooperation with UNSCOM and IAEA, if sanctions against the country are not lifted by August 31. Following the defection of his son-in-law, Hussein Kamel al-Majid, Saddam Hussein makes new revelations about the full extent of Iraq's biological and nuclear weapons programs. Iraq also withdraws its last UN declaration of prohibited biological weapons and turns over a large amount of new documents on its WMD programs.
Iraq disarmament crisis: According to UNSCOM, the unity of the UN Security Council begins to fray, as a few countries, particularly France and Russia, become more interested in making financial deals with Iraq than in disarming the country.
South Africa wins the Rugby World Cup.

Tuesday, June 22, 1993

Japan's New Party Sakigake breaks away from the Liberal Democratic Party.

Monday, June 22, 1992

Two skeletons excavated in Yekaterinburg are identified as Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and Tsarina Alexandra.

Friday, June 22, 1990

Underwater volcano Mount Didicas erupts in the Philippines.

Thursday, June 22, 1989

Ireland's first universities established since independence in 1922, Dublin City University and the University of Limerick, open.

Monday, June 22, 1981

Iranian president Abolhassan Banisadr is deposed.

Friday, June 22, 1973

W. Mark Felt! confirmed here (Deep Throat) retires from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Tuesday, June 22, 1965

Friday, June 22, 1962

"MANual Enterprises v. Day": The United States Supreme Court rules that photographs of nude men are not obscene, decriminalizing nude male pornographic magazines.
An Air FranceBoeing707 jet crashes into terrain during bad weather in Guadeloupe, West Indies, killing all 113 on board. It is the airline's second fatal accident in just 3 weeks, and the third fatal 707 crash of the year.
"Engel v. Vitale": The United States Supreme Court rules that mandatory prayers in public schools are unconstitutional.
İsmet İnönü of CHP forms the new government of Turkey (27th government, coalition partners YTP and CKMP)

Thursday, June 22, 1961

Moise Tshombe is released for lack of evidence of connection to the murder of Patrice Lumumba.

Tuesday, June 22, 1948

The ship "Empire Windrush" brings a large group of Afro-Caribbean immigrants to Tilbury near London, the start of a large wave of immigration to Britain.
Cold War: The Berlin Blockade begins.
The first World Health Assembly of the World Health Organization is held in Geneva.

Thursday, June 22, 1944

Operation Bagration: A general attack by Soviet forces clears the German forces from Belarus, resulting in the destruction of German Army Group Centre, possibly the greatest defeat of the Wehrmacht during WWII.
Burma Caign: The Battle of Kohima ends in a British victory.

Tuesday, June 22, 1943

The U.S. Army 45th Infantry Division lands in North Africa, prior to training at Arzew, French Morocco.

Wednesday, June 22, 1938

Heavyweight boxing chion Joe Louis knocks out Max Schmeling in the first round of their rematch at Yankee Stadium in New York City.
The Civil Aeronautics Act is signed into law, forming the Civil Aeronautics Authority in the United States.

Thursday, June 22, 1922

Irish Republican Army agents assassinate British field marshal Henry Hughes Wilson in Belgravia the assassins are sentenced to death July 18.

Tuesday, June 22, 1920

Greece attacks Turkish troops.

Saturday, June 22, 1918

Suspects in the Chicago Restaurant Poisonings are arrested, and more than 100 waiters are taken into custody, for poisoning restaurant customers with a lethal powder called Mickey Finn.

Wednesday, June 22, 1910

The DELAG Zeppelin dirigible, "Deutschland", makes the first commercial passenger flight from Friedrichshafen to Düsseldorf in Germany. The flight takes nine hours.

Thursday, June 22, 1899

June 27 ndash The highest ever recorded individual cricket score, 628 not out, is made by A. E. J. Collins.

Friday, June 22, 1894

Dahomey becomes a French colony.

Thursday, June 22, 1893

The flagship "Victoria" of the British Mediterranean Fleet collides with "Cerdown" and sinks in 10 minutes Vice-admiral Sir George Tryon goes down with his ship.

Saturday, June 22, 1878

Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld leaves Karlskrona on a voyage that will make him the first to navigate the Northern Sea Route, a shipping lane from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean along the Siberian coast.

Monday, June 22, 1874

Andrew Taylor Still starts the Osteopathic Medicine movement in the United States at Kirksville, MO.

Saturday, June 22, 1861

Tooley Street fire starts and takes the life of James Braidwood first director of the London Fire Brigade.

Thursday, June 22, 1848

July ndash Public Health Act establishes Boards of Health across England and Wales, the nation's first public health law, giving cities broad authority to build modern sanitary systems.ref name=CBH
The French government dissolves the national workshops in Paris, giving the workers the choice of joining the army or going to workshops in the provinces.

Saturday, June 22, 1844

Influential North American fraternityDelta Kappa Epsilon is founded at Yale University.

Saturday, June 22, 1839

Abd-ul-Mejid I (1839–1861) succeeds Mahmud II (1808–1839) as Ottoman Emperor.
Louis Daguerre receives a patent for his camera (commercially available by September at the price of 400 francs).
Slaves aboard the "Amistad" rebel and capture the ship.

Thursday, June 22, 1826

Early July ndash Ludwig van Beethoven puts the finishing touches on the "String Quartet in C sharp Minor, Opus 131", the jewel in the crown of his late string quartets.
The Pan-AmericanCongress of Panama tries (unsuccessfully) to unify the American republics.

Thursday, June 22, 1815

Napoleon abdicates again Napoleon II (1811–1832), age 4, rules for two weeks (22 June to 7 July).

Wednesday, June 22, 1774

The British pass the Quebec Act, setting out rules of governance for the colony of Quebec in British North America.

Monday, June 22, 1772

Lord Mansfield delivers the decision that leads to the end of slavery in England.

Thursday, June 22, 1679

Battle of Bothwell Bridge: The Duke of Monmouth subdues the Covenanters.

Monday, June 22, 1671

The Ottoman Empire declares war on Poland.
December ndash The first Seventh Day Baptist church in America is founded at Newport, Rhode Island.

Saturday, June 22, 1669

Roux de Marsilly, accused of plotting the assassination of King Louis XIV of France, is publicly tortured in Paris.

Wednesday, June 22, 1633

The Roman Catholic church forces Galileo Galilei to recant his heliocentric view of the solar system: "Eppur si muove" (Italian) (Which, in fact, he did not say).

Wednesday, June 22, 1611

The English explorer and sea captain Henry Hudson, his teenage son John, and six crewmen are set adrift in or near Hudson Bay after a mutiny on his ship "Discovery". They are never seen again.

Tuesday, June 22, 1610

Arbella Stuart, pretender to the English throne, secretly marries William Seymour both are later imprisoned for marrying without the king's permission.

Friday, June 22, 1607

Christopher Newport sails back to England.

Tuesday, June 22, 1593

Monday, June 12, 1564 (Julianian calendar)

French settlers abandon Charlesfort, the first French attempt at colonizing the New World, and establish Fort Caroline in Florida.

Saturday, June 12, 1535 (Julianian calendar)

Execution of John Fisher, Cardinal and Bishop of Rochester, by order of King Henry VIII of England.

Tuesday, June 13, 1402 (Julianian calendar)

Battle of Bryn Glas: The Welsh rebels defeat the English on the England/Wales border.

Monday, June 14, 1372 (Julianian calendar)

The Kingdom of Chūzan (now in southern Japan) enters tributary relations with Ming DynastyChina.
The city of Aachen, Germany, begins adding a Roman numeral Anno Domini date to a few of its coins, the first city in the world to do so.
Peace is declared between the Kingdom of Sicily and the Kingdom of Naples.
Battle of La Rochelle: The French and the Castilians defeat the English. The French gain control of the English Channel for the first time since 1340.
Newaya Maryam succeeds his father, Newaya Krestos, as ruler of Ethiopia.
Encounter of Sintra: twenty Portuguese knights rout four hundred Castilian infantrymen of the country.
Four-year-old Muhammad as-Said succeeds his father, Abu l-Fariz Abdul Aziz I, as MarinidSultan of Morocco.

Saturday, June 15, 1101 (Julianian calendar)

A vast compilation of Liao, Korean, and SongBuddhist writings is completed.
The County of Berg, Germany is established.
At birth, Roger II becomes count of Sicily and duke of Calabria. His mother becomes regent.
August ndash The troops of the Almoravid ruler, Yusuf ibn Tashfin, besiege Valencia, which is defended by Jimena Díaz, widow of El Cid. The city holds until May 1102.
November ndash At the death of his father, Welf I, Duke of Bavaria, Welf II, Duke of Bavaria becomes duke of Bavaria.

Saturday, June 16, 1089 (Julianian calendar)

Cîteaux Abbey, the first Cistercian monastery, is founded in southern France.
Gaston IV of Bearn and the Frankish crusaders take the Aragonese city of Monzón from the emir of Zaragoza.ref name=cruzadas aragon
The Synod of Melfi under Pope Urban II imposes slavery on the wives of priests.

Wednesday, June 18, 816 (Julianian calendar)

Pope Stephen IV (sometimes referred to as Stephen V) succeeds Pope Leo III as the 97th pope.

Saturday, June 18, 813 (Julianian calendar)

Byzantine Emperor Michael I Rangabe is defeated in a war against the Bulgarians.
Source: Wikipedia