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This Day in History – June 22

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This Day in History is DUE’s daily dose of trivia for all the history buffs out there. So sit back and take a ride to all the fascinating things that happened today!

People are trapped in history and history is trapped in people, and hence, every day has been a significant one in the foibles of History. Let’s take a tour of “This Day in History – 22nd of June”.

1555 Humayun defeats Suris in the Battle of Sirhind

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This battle marked the decisive Mughal victory and the re-establishment of the Mughal empire after 1540. The second Mughal Emperor Humayun ruled till 1556 and then after felling down from the staircase of his library, succumbed to death.

1633 Galileo Galilei forced to recant his Copernican views that the Earth orbits the Sun

On this day in History, Galileo Galilei was forced to recant his Copernican views. Copernican theory of the solar system said that the sun and not the earth is the centre. In addition, it declared that the Earth orbits the Sun and not vice-versa. In 1992, Pope Vatican only admitted that it was right.

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1812 A Walk that won a War!

Canadian War Heroine Laura Secord
Canadian War Heroine
Laura Secord (Image Source: onthisday.com)

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Upon learning of plans by the Americans to execute a surprise attack, Laura Secord walks 32 km to warn British troops, results in a British surprise victory at the Battle of Beaver Dams on this day in History.

1911 Royal coronation of George V takes place at Delhi Durbar

King George V
King George V (Image Source: New Wolrld Encyclopedia)

King George V crowned King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Canada, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, and all his realms and territories beyond the sea. He was the only Emperor of India to be crowned there.

1990 Mandela addresses UN’s special committee against Apartheid

Nelson Mandela addresses the United Nations Special Committee against Apartheid in New York, saying that nothing has occurred in South Africa to reverse the ANC’s position.

1992 Skeletons identified as Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra, excavated

Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra
Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra (Image Source: The Romanov Family)

Two skeletons excavated in Yekaterinburg, Russia got identified as Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra, on this day in History. It is believed by some historians that the Tsar and Tsarina were exiled in Siberia, later were kept at a house arrest in Yekaterinburg, and then murdered brutally by the henchmen of Lenin along with the entire Romanov family.

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