Historical Events for 22nd June 2024

1596 – Cornelis de Houtman’s Dutch fleet reaches Bantam (Banten), Java
1679 – Battle at Bothwell Bridge on Clyde: Duke of Monmouth beats Scots
1745 – Bonnie Prince Charles sails to Scotland
1955 – US air patrol plane shot down above Bering sea
1973 – 23rd Berlin International Film Festival: “Distant Thunder” wins the Golden Bear
1991 – “I Hate Hamlet” closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC after 88 performances
1991 – Underwater volcano, Mount Didicas, erupts in the Philippines
2013 – Roskilde 6, world’s longest Viking longship (37 meters/123 ft) rediscovered 1996, probably part of King Canute’s royal fleet (built 1025 AD) goes on display for the first time at National Museum in Copenhagen
2020 – New York City, once the epicentre of the pandemic in America, begins stage 2 of re-opening, allowing outdoor dinning and some in-store shopping
2021 – Unesco says Australia’s Great Barrier Reef should be put on list of World Heritage Sites that are “in danger”

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