30 fun facts for June, 22

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
June 22 is filled with various fun facts, including historical events, annual celebrations, and famous birthdays. Notable events include the forced recantation of Galileo Galilei in 1633, the lowering of the U.S voting age in 1970, and the celebration of National Onion Rings Day and World Rainforest Day worldwide.
30 Fun facts
  1. In 1633, on June 22, Galileo Galilei was forced by the Roman Catholic Church to recant his view that the Earth orbits the sun. He was later placed under house arrest for the remainder of his life due to promoting the Copernican theory.
  2. June 22 is National Onion Rings Day in the United States. Celebrated annually, this day encourages people to enjoy this tasty deep-fried snack made from onions dipped in batter and fried golden brown.
  3. On June 22, 1945, the Battle of Okinawa ended during World War II. This was one of the fiercest battles in the Pacific, with heavy casualties on both sides. While not a topic of war, it is important to remember the significance of this date for the history and human resilience.
  4. In 1970, on June 22, President Richard Nixon signed the 26th Amendment, lowering the voting age from 21 to 18 in the United States. This was done in part due to the Vietnam War and the idea that if a person could be drafted to fight, they should have the right to vote.
  5. June 22 is National Chocolate Eclair Day in the United States. This day is dedicated to celebrating this delicious French dessert made from choux pastry, filled with cream, and topped with chocolate icing.
  6. On June 22, 1978, James Christy, an American astronomer, discovered Pluto's moon Charon at the United States Naval Observatory. It was identified using the observatory's 1.55-meter telescope.
  7. June 22 is the International Day of the Tropics, a day designated by the United Nations to promote understanding of the challenges faced by the tropical areas worldwide, such as climate change and deforestation, and raise awareness about the importance of conservation.
  8. On June 22, 2009, Eastman Kodak Company announced that it would discontinue its line of Kodachrome color film after 74 years of production. The news marked an end of an era as digital photography continued to take over the market.
  9. June 22 is St. Alban's Day, the feast day of Saint Alban, the first British Christian martyr. He was beheaded during the 3rd century and his feast day has been celebrated in Britain for centuries.
  10. In 1813, on June 22, the famous song "Yankee Doodle" was copyrighted by the 11th United States Infantry stationed in Boston during the War of 1812.
  11. June 22 is National HVAC Technician Day in the United States. This day is dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the technicians who work in heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration.
  12. On June 22, 1611, the infamous mutiny on the ship Discovery took place during Henry Hudson's final expedition. Hudson, his teenage son, and seven other crew members were set adrift in a small boat, never to be seen again.
  13. June 22 is National Take Your Dog to Work Day in the United States. This annual event began in 1999 and encourages employers to experience the benefits of having dogs in the workplace and to support local pet communities.
  14. On June 22, 1976, Spain held its first democratic election since the end of the Spanish Civil War in 1939. The election saw the victory of Adolfo Suárez, who was appointed Prime Minister and played a significant role in the country's successful transition to democracy.
  15. June 22 is National Pink Day in the United States. This day is dedicated to celebrating the color pink and its historical and cultural significance.
  16. On June 22, 1990, Checkpoint Charlie was officially dismantled in Berlin. It was the best-known crossing point between East and West Berlin during the Cold War and after the fall of the Berlin Wall, symbolizing the end of the era.
  17. June 22 is National chocolate milk day in Ireland. This day is dedicated to the celebration of the delicious and refreshing beverage made from mixing milk and chocolate.
  18. On June 22, 1983, the Space Shuttle Challenger performed its second spacewalk, providing valuable data on how humans could function in the vacuum of space and supporting the development of the International Space Station.
  19. June 22 is World Rainforest Day, which is an international day of awareness to raise support for the delicate ecosystems that are essential for the health of the planet and the people who live and depend on these environments.
  20. In 1969, on June 22, actress and singer Judy Garland passed away from a barbiturate overdose. Garland was best known for her role as Dorothy in the 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz" and had a successful career spanning over 40 years.
  21. On June 22, 1945, the iconic American singer, songwriter, and pianist Carly Simon was born. She achieved substantial fame throughout the 1970s and 1980s, earning several Grammy Awards throughout her career.
  22. On June 22, 1903, the British parliament passed the Ford Motor Company of Canada Act, which confirmed the establishment of Ford Motor Company of Canada. The new company was given full rights to produce, sell, and export Ford vehicles within Canada.
  23. June 22 is the National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism in Canada. Established in 2005, it honors the memory of all individuals who have lost their lives due to terrorism.
  24. On June 22, 1984, the film "The Karate Kid" was released in theaters. The martial arts drama starred Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita and later becoming a beloved film franchise.
  25. On June 22, 1922, Irish author and satirist Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal" was published. The satirical essay suggested that the impoverished Irish might ease their economic troubles by selling their children as food to the wealthy English, making a biting commentary on British policy in Ireland.
  26. In 1977, on June 22, "Wings Over America," a live triple album by the English-American rock band Wings, was certified platinum after sales reached one million copies. The album featured Paul McCartney and was recorded during the American leg of the band's 1975-76 Wings Over the World tour.
  27. June 22 is the Feast of Saint Aaron in the Catholic Church. Saint Aaron is known for his work in the Celtic Church in Armorica (Brittany) in the late 6th century.
  28. In 1969, on June 22, the Cuyahoga River in Ohio caught fire due to heavy pollution and floating debris. The event drew national attention and led to the passage of the Clean Water Act in 1972.
  29. On June 22, 1839, Cherokee leaders Major Ridge, John Ridge, and Elias Boudinot were assassinated after signing the Treaty of New Echota, which resulted in the forced relocation of the Cherokee people known as the Trail of Tears.
  30. On June 22, 2004, South Korean film "Oldboy" took top honors at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. Directed by Park Chan-wook, the film won the Grand Prix, marking a major victory for South Korean cinema on the global stage.