What’s Happening Today?
Anti-Fascist Struggle Day. This is a national holiday in Croatia. It is celebrated on June 22, as it marks the events that happened in World War II, the beginning of the uprising of Croatian anti-fascist Partisans against the German-Italian installed fascist puppet state Independent State of Croatia, along with German and Italian occupying forces, that started with the forming of the First Sisak Partisan Detachment on June 22, 1941, near Sisak, Croatia.
It was introduced by the Croatian Parliament in 1991.
Teachers' Day (Belarus). This is a special day for the appreciation of teachers, and it includes celebrations to honor them for their special contributions in a particular field area, or the community in general.
The idea of celebrating Teachers' Day took root in many countries during the 19th century; in most cases, they celebrate a local educator or an important milestone in education. This is the primary reason why countries celebrate this day on different dates, unlike many other International Days.
What Happened Today?
1. In 1969, the Cuyahoga River catches fire in Cleveland, Ohio, drawing national attention to water pollution, and spurring the passing of the Clean Water Act and the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency.
2. In 1986, the famous Hand of God goal, scored by Diego Maradona in the quarter-finals of the 1986 FIFA World Cup match between Argentina and England, ignites controversy. This was later followed by the Goal of the Century. Argentina wins 2–1 and later goes on to win the World Cup.
3. In 2009, a Washington D.C Metro train traveling southbound near Fort Totten station collides into another train waiting to enter the station. Nine people are killed in the collision (eight passengers and the train operator) and at least 80 others are injured.
1. In 1947, Jerry Rawlings, Ghanaian lieutenant and politician, President of Ghana was born
2. In 1953, Cyndi Lauper, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress was born.
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