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On This Day - June 22nd

Posted: 2018-06-22 09:57:40 By: hbr
  • 813 – Battle of Versinikia: The Bulgars led by Krum defeat the Byzantine army near Edirne. Emperor Michael I is forced to abdicate in favor of Leo V the Armenian.
    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.
    1807 – In the Chesapeake–Leopard Affair, the British warship HMS Leopard attacks and boards the American frigate USS Chesapeake.
    1807 - Curling - Founding of the Montréal Curling Club, Canada's first, by 20 merchants and a chaplain, in Gillis Tavern. The Royal Montreal Curling Club is the oldest active athletic club in North America. Montréal, Québec
    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.
    1874 Louis Riel elected as the member of Parliament for Provencher in Manitoba; will be prevented from taking his seat by a warrant for his arrest sworn in Ontario
    1874 Wilfrid Laurier first elected to the House of Commons as Liberal MP for Drummond. Drummondville, Québec
    1878 - External Affairs - Canada wins right to decide whether or not to be included in British trade treaties
    1901 - Queen Victoria dies at age 82, ending her 64-year reign
    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.
    1944 – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs into law the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, commonly known as the G.I. Bill.
    1966 - Constitution - Guy Favreau, President of the Privy Council, defers the Fulton-Favreau Formula of 1964 for repatriating constitution, because of Québec opposition
    1975 - Pierre Trudeau declares International Women's Year.
    1981 - Hockey - New York Islanders Mike Bossy becomes the First NHL rookie to score 50 goals in 50 games.
    1984 – Virgin Atlantic Airways launches with its first flight from London Gatwick Airport.
    1986 – The famous Hand of God goal, scored by Diego Maradona in the quarter-finals of the 1986 FIFA World Cup match between Argentina and England, ignites controversy. This was later followed by the Goal of the Century. Argentina wins 2–1 and later goes on to win the World Cup.
    1998 - Hockey - Law Society of Upper Canada strips lawyer and hockey agent Alan Eagleson of his right to practise law for unbecoming conduct;
    1990 – Cold War: Checkpoint Charlie is dismantled in Berlin.