June 15: Day of the Week
June 15, 2019 is the 166th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 199 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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Here’s the June calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Gemini is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Pearl is the modern birthstone for this month. Moonstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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June 15 Historical Event(s)
- 1215King John of England puts his seal to the Magna Carta.
- 1219Northern Crusades: Danish victory at the Battle of Lyndanisse (modern-day Tallinn) establishes the Danish Duchy of Estonia. According to legend, this battle also marks the first use of the Dannebrog, the world’s first national flag still in use, as the national flag of Denmark.
- 1667The first human blood transfusion is administered by Dr. Jean-Baptiste Denys.
- 1775American Revolutionary War: George Washington is appointed commander-in-chief of the Continental Army.
- 1776Delaware Separation Day – Delaware votes to suspend government under the British Crown and separate officially from Pennsylvania.
- 1905Princess Margaret of Connaught marries Gustaf, Crown Prince of Sweden.
- 1937A German expedition led by Karl Wien loses sixteen members in an avalanche on Nanga Parbat. It is the worst single disaster to occur on an 8000m peak.
- 1955The Eisenhower administration stages the first annual “Operation Alert” (OPAL) exercise, an attempt to assess the USA’s preparations for a nuclear attack.
- 1978King Hussein of Jordan marries American Lisa Halaby, who takes the name Queen Noor.
- 2002Near-Earth asteroid 2002 MN misses the Earth by 75000 mi, about one-third of the distance between the Earth and the Moon.
Who were born on June 15?
- 1848Gheevarghese Mar Gregorios of Parumala, Indian-born Syrian religious figure (d. 1902)
- 1882Ion Antonescu, Romanian politician (d. 1946)
- 1902Erik Erikson, German-born psychoanalyst (d. 1994)
- 1921Erroll Garner, American musician (d. 1977)
- 1943Johnny Hallyday, French singer and actor
- 1954Paul Rusesabagina, Rwandan hotel manager and humanitarian
- 1956Polly Draper, American actress
- 1964Courteney Cox, American actress
- 1964Gavin Greenaway, British composer
- 1975Elizabeth Reaser, American actress
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