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  • On This Day: What happened on 22 June?

    On This Day: What happened on 22 June?

    Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 22 June, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

    ON THIS DAY: 22 JUNE

    2015 | The Afghan parliament building was attacked by gunmen after a suicide bombing. Six gunmen were killed and 18 were injured.

    2012 | The Turkish Air Force McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II was shot down by the Syrian Army, killing all pilots and disrupting already strained relations between Turkey and Syria.

    2002 | A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck the northwestern part of Iran, killed at least 261 people, injured 1 300 others, and eventually caused public outrage over the government’s slow response.

    1984 | Virgin Atlantic Airways launched with its first flight from London Gatwick Airport.

    1978 | Charon, the first of Pluto’s satellites to be discovered, was first seen at the United States Naval Observatory by James W. Christy.

    ALSO READ: What happened on 21 June?

    BIRTHDAYS

    1960 | American actress, Tracy Pollan.

    1980 | Russian ice hockey player, Ilya Bryzgalov 

    1953 | American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress, Cyndi Lauper.

    1981 | New Zealand rugby player, Sione Lauaki.

    1964 | American author and academic, Dan Brown.

    ON THIS DAY: DEATHS

    1977 | French director and screenwriter, Jacqueline Audry, 69.

    2013 | Danish race car driver, Allan Simonsen, 38.

    2004 | American poet and author, Mattie Stepanek, 14.

    1977 | American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Rocket From the Tombs and Pere Ubu), Peter Laughner, 25.

    2003 | Belarusian war novelist, Vasil Bykaŭ, 79.

    SPORTS

    1996 | England won a penalty shoot-out on this day beating Spain 4-2 on penalties at Wembley to reach the Euro 96 semi-finals.

    ENTERTAINMENT

    1984 | “The Karate Kid” was released on this day in the U.S.

    AFRICA FACT

    Louis and Mary Leakey renowned archaeologists and anthropologists spent most of their time working at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania.

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