BONSERNEWS.com – What happened on June 22nd? Here are seven important events that occurred on June 22 that were recorded that later became part of world history:
1. June 22, 1633
Galileo Galilei was forced to utter denial before the Roman Inquisition court. Galileo, a famous scientist, was forced to refute his view that the Earth revolves around the Sun. This was part of the conflict between scientific knowledge and ecclesiastical authority at the time.
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2. June 22, 1941
Nazi Germany attacked the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa. The German invasion of the Soviet Union was a massive attack that changed the dynamics of World War II in Eastern Europe. This operation marked the opening of the Eastern Front in the war.
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3. June 22, 1942
The Battle of Midway reaches its climax. The Battle of Midway was a naval battle that took place between the United States Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II in the Pacific. On June 7, 1942, a strategic victory was won by the United States, at the cost of heavy losses for Japan.
4. June 22, 1978
Case “Rainbow Warrior”. The Greenpeace environmental rescue ship Rainbow Warrior was attacked and sunk by French secret agents in the port of Auckland, New Zealand. This attack caused an international uproar and brought global attention to Greenpeace’s activities and environmental issues.
5. June 22, 1984
The movie “The Karate Kid” was released. The film became a huge success and received international acclaim. The story of an American teenager who learns karate from a Japanese teacher popularizes Japanese culture and sparks great interest in the martial art.
6. June 22, 2009