Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/June 22

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This is a list of selected June 22 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only five to six events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled June 22, 2020 featured article or the June 22, 2020 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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Teachers' Day in El Salvador refimprove
217 BCSyrian Wars: Forces under Ptolemy IV of Egypt defeated Antiochus III the Great of the Seleucid Empire at the Battle of Raphia. refimprove
168 BCThird Macedonian War: Roman forces defeated Macedonian King Perseus at the Battle of Pydna. more footnotes
1633Galileo Galilei was forced to recant his heliocentric view of the Solar System by the Roman Inquisition, after which, as legend has it, he muttered under his breath, "And yet it moves." refimprove section
1893 – The Royal Navy battleship HMS Camperdown accidentally collided with and sank the British Mediterranean Fleet flagship HMS Victoria, taking 358 crew members with her. unreferenced section
1937Camille Chautemps became Prime Minister of France for the third time, in the second Popular Front ministry. refimprove
1944World War II: The Soviet Union began its operation to expel German forces from the Belorussian SSR and eastern Poland. refimprove section
1969 – The surface of the Cuyahoga River in Ohio, U.S., caught on fire, helping to spur the environmental movement. refimprove section, outdated
1978 – Working at the U.S. Naval Observatory, American astronomer James W. Christy discovered Charon, then considered the sole moon of Pluto. refimprove section
2009 – Citing declining sales due to the emergence of digital photography, the Eastman Kodak Company announced that it would discontinue sales of the Kodachrome reversal film, concluding its 74-year run as a photography icon. refimprove section
Paulinus of Nola (d. 431) refimprove section



June 22

King George V and Queen Mary of the United Kingdom
King George V and Queen Mary

Lucrezia Tornabuoni (b. 1427) · Matthew Henry (d. 1714) · Judy Garland (d. 1969)

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