June 22 events in history

1527 Fatahillah chased away Portugal from Sunda Kelapa harbour, and peoples celebrated it as birthday of Jakarta, Indonesia
1593 Battle of Sisak: Allied Christian troops defeat the Turks
1622 Portuguese forces repel a Dutch invasion at the Battle of Macau during the Dutch–Portuguese War
1633 The Holy Office in Rome forces Galileo Galilei to recant his view that the Sun, not the Earth, is the center of the Universe in the form he presented it in, after heated controversy
1774 The British pass the Quebec Act, setting out rules of governance for the colony of Quebec in British North America
1783 A poisonous cloud caused by the eruption of the Laki volcano in Iceland reaches Le Havre in France
1807 In the Chesapeake–Leopard Affair, the British warship HMS Leopard attacks and boards the American frigate USS Chesapeake
1813 War of 1812: After learning of American plans for a surprise attack on Beaver Dams in Ontario, Laura Secord sets out on a 30 kilometer journey on foot to warn Lieutenant James FitzGibbon
1825 The British Parliament abolishes feudalism and the seigneurial system in British North America
1839 Cherokee leaders Major Ridge, John Ridge, and Elias Boudinot are assassinated for signing the Treaty of New Echota, which had resulted in the Trail of Tears
1870 US Congress created the United States Department of Justice
1893 The Royal Navy battleship HMS Camperdown accidentally rams the British Mediterranean Fleet flagship HMS Victoria which sinks taking 358 crew with her, including the fleet's commander, Vice-Admiral Sir George Tryon
1897 British colonial officers Charles Walter Rand and Lt. Charles Egerton Ayerst are assassinated in Pune, Maharashtra, India by the Chapekar brothers and Mahadeo Vinayak Ranade, who are later caught and hanged
1898 Spanish–American War: United States Marines land in Cuba
1906 The flag of Sweden is adopted
1907 The London Underground's Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway opens
1911 George V and Mary of Teck are crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
1918 The Hammond Circus Train Wreck kills 86 and injures 127 near Hammond, Indiana
1922 Herrin massacre: 19 strikebreakers and 2 union miners are killed in Herrin, Illinois
1940 France is forced to sign the Second Compiègne armistice with Germany
1941 Germany invades the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa
1941 The June Uprising in Lithuania begins
1942 Erwin Rommel is promoted to Field Marshal after the capture of Tobruk
1944 Opening day of the Soviet Union's Operation Bagration against the Army Group Centre
1944 U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs into law the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, commonly known as the G.I. Bill
1945 The Battle of Okinawa comes to an end
1954 In Christchurch (New Zealand) Pauline Parker and Juliet Hulme murder Pauline's mother because they think she is in the way of their close friendship (movie Heavenly Creatures by Peter Jackson in 1994). See Parker–Hulme murder case
1957 The Soviet Union launches an R-12 missile for the first time (in the Kapustin Yar)
1969 The Cuyahoga River catches fire in Cleveland, Ohio, drawing national attention to water pollution, and spurring the passing of the Clean Water Act and the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency
1978 Charon, a satellite of the dwarf planet Pluto, is discovered by American astronomer James W. Christy
1984 Virgin Atlantic Airways launches with its first flight from London Heathrow Airport
1990 Checkpoint Charlie is dismantled in Berlin
2002 An earthquake measuring 6.5 Mw strikes a region of northwestern Iran killing at least 261 people and injuring 1,300 others and eventually causing widespread public anger due to the slow official response
2009 Eastman Kodak Company announces that it will discontinue sales of the Kodachrome Color Film, concluding its 74-year run as a photography icon
2012 Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo is removed from office by impeachment and succeeded by Federico Franco