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  • Italy
    Wednesday Jun 22, 1633

    Galileo Galilei

    Galileo was found guilty

    Italy
    Wednesday Jun 22, 1633

    Galileo was found guilty, and the sentence of the Inquisition, issued on 22 June 1633, was in three essential parts: Galileo was found "vehemently suspect of heresy", namely of having held the opinions that the Sun lies motionless at the center of the universe, that the Earth is not at its centre and moves, and that one may hold and defend an opinion as probable after it has been declared contrary to Holy Scripture. He was required to "abjure, curse, and detest" those opinions. He was sentenced to formal imprisonment at the pleasure of the Inquisition. On the following day this was commuted to house arrest, which he remained under for the rest of his life. His offending Dialogue was banned; and in an action not announced at the trial, publication of any of his works was forbidden, including any he might write in the future.




  • Paris, France
    Thursday Jun 22, 1815

    Napoleon

    Napoleon abdicated on 22 June in favor of his son

    Paris, France
    Thursday Jun 22, 1815

    Napoleon returned to Paris and found that both the legislature and the people had turned against him. Realizing his position was untenable, he abdicated on 22 June in favor of his son.




  • Korea
    Friday Jun 22, 1894

    First Sino-Japanese War

    Additional Japanese Troops arrive in Korea

    Korea
    Friday Jun 22, 1894

    Additional Japanese troops arrive in Korea. Japanese prime minister Itō Hirobumi tells Matsukata Masayoshi that since the Qing Empire appear to be making military preparations, there is probably "no policy but to go to war". Mutsu tells Ōtori to press the Korean government on the Japanese demands.




  • Compiègne, France
    Saturday Jun 22, 1940

    Adolf Hitler

    France armistice

    Compiègne, France
    Saturday Jun 22, 1940

    France and Germany signed an armistice on 22 June.




  • Soviet Union
    Sunday Jun 22, 1941

    Adolf Hitler

    Contravening the Hitler–Stalin Non-Aggression Pact

    Soviet Union
    Sunday Jun 22, 1941

    On 22 June 1941, contravening the Hitler–Stalin Non-Aggression Pact of 1939, over 3 million Axis troops attacked the Soviet Union.




  • Soviet Union
    Sunday Jun 22, 1941

    Francisco Franco

    Invasion of the Soviet Union

    Soviet Union
    Sunday Jun 22, 1941

    When the invasion of the Soviet Union began on 22 June 1941, Franco's foreign minister Ramón Serrano Suñer immediately suggested the formation of a unit of military volunteers to join the invasion. Volunteer Spanish troops fought on the Eastern Front under German command from 1941 to 1944.




  • Soviet Union, (Russia)
    Sunday Jun 22, 1941

    Joseph Stalin

    Hitler launched an invasion

    Soviet Union, (Russia)
    Sunday Jun 22, 1941

    On 22 June 1941, Hitler launched an invasion of the Soviet Union.


  • Durban, South Africa
    Sunday Jun 22, 1952

    Nelson Mandela

    The campaign protests

    Durban, South Africa
    Sunday Jun 22, 1952

    At Durban rally on 22 June, Mandela addressed an assembled crowd of 10,000, initiating the campaign protests, for which he was arrested and briefly interned in Marshall Square prison.


  • Milan, Italy
    Sunday Jun 22, 1958

    Fido (dog)

    La Domenica del Corriere commemorated Fido with a poignant cover story

    Milan, Italy
    Sunday Jun 22, 1958

    On 22 June, La Domenica del Corriere commemorated Fido with a poignant cover story. The cover painting by Walter Molino shows Fido dying on the roadside, with the bus waiting in the background. Fido was buried outside the cemetery of Luco di Mugello beside his master, Carlo Soriani.


  • New Delhi, India
    Sunday Jun 22, 1980

    Indira Gandhi

    son's Death

    New Delhi, India
    Sunday Jun 22, 1980

    On 23 June, Gandhi's son Sanjay was killed in an air crash while performing an aerobatic manoeuvre in New Delhi.


  • London, England
    Tuesday Jun 22, 1993

    David Cameron

    Special Adviser to the Home Secretary

    London, England
    Tuesday Jun 22, 1993

    After Lamont was sacked, Cameron remained at the Treasury for less than a month before being specifically recruited by Home Secretary Michael Howard. It was commented that he was still "very much in favour" and it was later reported that many at the Treasury would have preferred Cameron to carry on.


  • New York, U.S.
    Sunday Jun 22, 2008

    Shaquille O'Neal

    O'Neal freestyled a diss rap about Bryant

    New York, U.S.
    Sunday Jun 22, 2008

    However, on June 22, 2008, O'Neal freestyled a diss rap about Bryant in a New York club. While rapping, O'Neal blamed Bryant for his divorce from his wife Shaunie and claims to have received a vasectomy, as part of a rhyme. He also taunted Bryant for not being able to win a championship without him. O'Neal led the audience to mockingly chant several times "Kobe, tell me how my ass tastes."


  • Espoo, Finland
    Wednesday Jun 22, 2011

    Symbian OS

    Agreement with Accenture

    Espoo, Finland
    Wednesday Jun 22, 2011

    On 22 June 2011, Nokia made an agreement with Accenture for an outsourcing program. Accenture will provide Symbian-based software development and support services to Nokia through 2016; about 2,800 Nokia employees became Accenture employees as of October 2011


  • Colombia
    Monday Jun 22, 2015

    Colombian conflict

    Destroying a Colombian Army Black Hawk Helicopter

    Colombia
    Monday Jun 22, 2015

    On 22 June 2015, a Colombian Army Black Hawk helicopter was destroyed while landing on a mine field laid by FARC: four soldiers were killed and six were wounded.


  • Liverpool, England
    Thursday Jun 22, 2017

    Mohamed Salah

    You Will Never Walk Alone

    Liverpool, England
    Thursday Jun 22, 2017

    On 22 June 2017, Salah agreed a transfer to Liverpool. He signed a long-term contract with the Reds for an initial €42m fee that could rise to €50m.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Jun 22, 2017

    Uber

    Travis Kalanick resigns as CEO

    U.S.
    Thursday Jun 22, 2017

    Travis Kalanick resigns as CEO.


  • U.S.
    Thursday Jun 22, 2017

    Nancy Pelosi

    Small group of House Democrats held a closed-door meeting in the office of Representative Kathleen Rice (NY) to discuss a strategy for selecting new Democratic leadership

    U.S.
    Thursday Jun 22, 2017

    In 2017, after Democrats lost four consecutive special elections in the House of Representatives, Pelosi's leadership was again called into question. On June 22, 2017, a small group of House Democrats held a closed-door meeting in the office of Representative Kathleen Rice (NY) to discuss a strategy for selecting new Democratic leadership. Rice publicly called for new Democratic leadership in the House of Representatives, as did other House Democrats, including Tim Ryan (OH), Seth Moulton (MA), and Filemon Vela (TX). Cedric Richmond (LA), Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, also attended the closed-door meeting on Pelosi. Rice said in a CNN interview about Pelosi's leadership, "If you were talking about a company that was posting losing numbers, if you were talking about any sports team that was losing time and time again, changes would be made, right? The CEO out. The coach would be out and there would be a new strategy put in place." In a press conference, Pelosi responded to the criticism by saying, "I respect any opinion that my members have but my decision about how long I stay is not up to them." When asked specifically why she should stay on as House minority leader after numerous Democratic seats were lost, Pelosi responded, "Well, I'm a master legislator. I am a strategic, politically astute leader. My leadership is recognized by many around the country, and that is why I'm able to attract the support that I do".


  • Mallorca, Spain
    Friday Jun 22, 2018

    Sofia Kenin

    First career top-ten victory

    Mallorca, Spain
    Friday Jun 22, 2018

    After losing all five of her WTA Tour matches on clay across main draws and qualifying, Kenin reached her first WTA semifinal at the Mallorca Open on the grass. She defeated top seed and world No. 6, Caroline Garcia, for her first career top-ten victory before losing to Tatjana Maria. Kenin closed out the grass-court season with a second-round appearance at Wimbledon, winning her debut at the event against Maria Sakkari.


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