22nd June

The events happened on 22nd June are :

1940 : Franco-German armistice signed : With an invading German force at its door in mid-June 1940, the French government under the leadership of Marshal Philippe Pétain signed an armistice with Germany on this day. The agreement provided for the maintenance of a quasi-sovereign French state and for the division of the country into an occupied zone (northern France plus the western coast) and an unoccupied southeastern zone. Vichy France (the “French State”) was made responsible for the German army's occupation costs. The French army was reduced to 100,000 men and the navy disarmed in its home ports.

1941 : Germany violated the German-Soviet Nonaggression Pact of 1939 and attacked the Soviet Union during World War II.

1906 : Austrian-born American motion-picture director and producer Billy Wilder was born in Sucha, Austria (now in Poland).

1887 : English biologist and philosopher Sir Julian Huxley, who greatly influenced the modern development of embryology, was born in London.

1815 : French Emperor Napoleon I abdicated the second time.

1611 : English navigator and explorer Henry Hudson, his son, and seven crew members from the Discovery were set adrift in Hudson Bay by mutineers.

168 : The Romans defeated the Macedonians under King Perseus at the Battle of Pydna. The defeat marked the end of the Macedonian monarchy and Rome's annexation of Macedonia.

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