This Day in History: According to the Gregorian calendar, June 22 is the 173nd day of the year and the 174rd day of a leap year.
On this day let’s see some important events and anniversaries. We have compiled a list of some monumental events that happened all around the world on 22 June as well as the birthdays of famous people.
Born on this day in 1932, Amrish Puri was an Indian actor, who was an important figure in Indian theatre and cinema. In Hindi cinema, as well as other Indian and international film industries, he is most recognised for playing legendary villainous parts. Amrish Puri is most known for his role as Mogambo in Shekhar Kapur's Hindi film Mr. India (1987) and Mola Ram in Steven Spielberg's Hollywood film Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984). He was born in Nawanshahr, Punjab, British India, on June 22, 1932.
You share your birthday with... Mogambo... Amrish Puri pic.twitter.com/zqF9kIhEJ7— The Times Of India (@timesofindia) June 22, 2021
On this day in 1939, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose separated from Congress and established the Forward Bloc. The AIFB (All India Forward Bloc) is an Indian left-wing nationalist political party. It was founded in 1939 as a faction of the Indian National Congress, led by Subhas Chandra Bose. Following India's independence, the party was re-established as an independent political party.
In the year 1906, The flag of Sweden is adopted. Sweden's national flag is a light blue field with a yellow or gold Nordic cross (a horizontal cross reaching to the margins, with the crossbar closer to the hoist than the fly). The Nordic cross has long been associated with Christianity. The current coat of arms of Sweden, which is blue separated quarterly by a cross pattée of gold and modelled on the Danish flag, is thought to have inspired the design and colours of the Swedish flag. Since Magnus III's royal coat of arms in 1275, blue and yellow have been used as Swedish colours.
Sweden pic.twitter.com/sUYEhSYo8q— Flag Facts (@FlagFacts) June 13, 2022
On this day in 1978, Charon, the largest moon of Pluto, was discovered. It was discovered in 1978 at the US Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C., using photographic plates from the Flagstaff Station of the US Naval Observatory (NOFS).
NASA Charon, moon of Pluto, observed by NASA's New Horizons probe on this day in 2015. pic.twitter.com/7MIDvAkLkI— Black Hole (@konstructivizm) June 18, 2022
On this day in 1941, The Germans' apparently successful onslaught quickly turned into a disaster when wintry circumstances and intense Soviet opposition resulted in heavy losses and compelled them to flee.
This day in 1941, Nazi Germany invades the Soviet Union with the largest invasion force in the history of warfare, called operation Barbarossa.— WWII Pictures (@WWIIpix) June 22, 2021
Approx. 3 million personnel invaded the USSR along a 2,900-kilometer (1,800 mi) front. #WW2 pic.twitter.com/2EKHIRP02d
On this day in 2013, Unesco listed Japan's Mount Fuji as a World Heritage site because of its cultural value in Japanese society. The volcano is an iconic image in Japanese arts and literature and is located just outside of Tokyo.
Mount Fuji Japan Mountains World Heritage Site of unesco Japan pic.twitter.com/O6Usli7Nfe— Thierry Gauthier (@gauthie74757302) November 7, 2019