1774: The Quebec Act is passed by Great Britain. This act establishes the governing rules for the Quebec colony in British North America.
1783: A poisonous cloud arrives in Le Havre, France. This cloud was produced by the eruption of Laki Volcano in Iceland and had been carried by wind currents.
1807: During the Chesapeake Leopard Affair, the American frigate the USS Chesapeake is attacked and boarded by the British warship the HMS Leopard.
1813: During the War of 1812, Laura Secord embarks on a 18.6 mile journey -all on foot – to warn Lieutenant Jame FitzGibbon when she learns of the plans for an American attack on Beaver Dams in Ontario.
1825: Feudalism and seigneurialism is abolished by the British Parliament in British controlled North America.
1870: The United States Congress creates the U.S Department of Justice on this date.
1898: During the Spanish American War, the 5thS Army Corps lands in Cuba.
1918: A train carrying the Hammond Circus crashed near Hammond, Indiana on this date. Almost 130 people are injured and over 85 people are killed.
1942: After capturing Tobruk, Erwin Rommel is promoted to the rank of Field Marshal.
1942: The United States Congress officially adopts the Pledge of Allegiance.
1944: The Servicemen’s Readjustment Act – now known as the G.I. Bill – is signed into law by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
1945: The Battle of Okinawa concludes.
1978: James W. Christy discovers Charon, Pluto’s satellite, at the U.S Naval Observatory.
Famous Birthdays on June 22
American actress Marguerite De La Motte is born in 1902.
American criminal John Dillinger is born in 1903.
American pilot and author, Anne Morrow Lindbergh is born in 1906.
American singer and producer, Alan Osmond is born in 1949.
American actress and singer, Meryl Streep is born in 1949.
American actress Lindsay Wagner is born in 1949.
American politician Elizabeth Warren is born in 1949.
American actress Amy Brenneman is born in 1964.
American author Dan Brown is born in 1964.
French actress Emmanuelle Seigner is born in 1966.