If you were wondering if today is a holiday somewhere, yes, it is! It always is. Here are today’s holidays:
|Holiday name||Holiday location||Holiday type|
|Aymara New Year Day holiday||Bolivia||National Holiday|
|Teachers’ Day||El salvador||Observance|
|Day of Antifascist Struggle||Croatia||National Holiday|
|Remembrance Day of Victims of the Great Patriotic War||Belarus||Observance|
|Midsummer Day||Sweden||Public Holiday|
|National Chocolate Eclair Day||–||Weird|
|National HVAC Tech Day||–||Weird|
|National Onion Rings Day||–||Weird|
Historical Events on June 22
- 1774: The Quebec Act is passed by Great Britain. This act establishes the governing rules for the Quebec colony in British North America.
- 1783: A poisonous cloud arrives in Le Havre, France. This cloud was produced by the eruption of Laki Volcano in Iceland and had been carried by wind currents.
- 1807: During the Chesapeake Leopard Affair, the American frigate the USS Chesapeake is attacked and boarded by the British warship the HMS Leopard.
- 1813: During the War of 1812, Laura Secord embarks on a 18.6 mile journey -all on foot – to warn Lieutenant Jame FitzGibbon when she learns of the plans for an American attack on Beaver Dams in Ontario.
- 1825: Feudalism and seigneurialism is abolished by the British Parliament in British controlled North America.
- 1870: The United States Congress creates the U.S Department of Justice on this date.
- 1898: During the Spanish American War, the 5thS Army Corps lands in Cuba.
- 1918: A train carrying the Hammond Circus crashed near Hammond, Indiana on this date. Almost 130 people are injured and over 85 people are killed.
- 1942: After capturing Tobruk, Erwin Rommel is promoted to the rank of Field Marshal.
- 1942: The United States Congress officially adopts the Pledge of Allegiance.
- 1944: The Servicemen’s Readjustment Act – now known as the G.I. Bill – is signed into law by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
- 1945: The Battle of Okinawa concludes.
- 1978: James W. Christy discovers Charon, Pluto’s satellite, at the U.S Naval Observatory.
Famous Birthdays on June 22
- American actress Marguerite De La Motte is born in 1902.
- American criminal John Dillinger is born in 1903.
- American pilot and author, Anne Morrow Lindbergh is born in 1906.
- American singer and producer, Alan Osmond is born in 1949.
- American actress and singer, Meryl Streep is born in 1949.
- American actress Lindsay Wagner is born in 1949.
- American politician Elizabeth Warren is born in 1949.
- American actress Amy Brenneman is born in 1964.
- American author Dan Brown is born in 1964.
- French actress Emmanuelle Seigner is born in 1966.