Today in History: June 22nd

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Some of the historical events that took place on June 22nd, that made headlines in the last five years:

2014 The Pyu Ancient Cities in Myanmar and the Shahr-i-Sokhta (Burnt City) in Iran have been named World Heritage sites; the Myanmar cities were active from 200 B.C. to 900 A.D.; the Iranian city was active primarily from 3200 B.C. to about 1800 B.C.

2014 The week-long cease-fire in the Ukraine has been endorsed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who urged separatist fighters to stop fighting and instead hold discussions with the Ukrainian government

2013 UNESCO officially names Mount Fuji a World Heritage Site

2013 The Canterbury Region of New Zealand experiences the worst flooding in 20 years; Leeston and Lyttelton are the towns hardest hit

2012 The Sudanese city of Khartoum requires security forces to break up anti-austerity protests

2012 The Philippines lends $1 billion to the International Monetary Fund

2011 People’s Republic of China officials warn that the the 2011 China floods will likely raise the price of food

2011 South Korea states it plans to build a new resettlement center for North Korean refugees

2010 Kurdish rebels claim responsibility for a bus bomb in Istanbul, Turkey; five people were killed and twelve people injured

Source: brainyhistory.com

Compiled by: SELLWANE KHAKHAU