June 15: Day of the Week
June 15, 2021 was the 166th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 199 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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)
- 1246With the death of Duke Frederick II, the Babenberg dynasty ends in Austria.
- 1804New Hampshire approves the Twelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution, ratifying the document.
- 1877Henry Ossian Flipper becomes the first African American cadet to graduate from the United States Military Academy.
- 1896The deadliest tsunami in Japan’s history kills more than 22,000 people.
- 1904A fire aboard the steamboat SS General Slocum in New York City’s East River kills 1,000.
- 1916U.S. President Woodrow Wilson signs a bill incorporating the Boy Scouts of America, making them the only American youth organization with a federal charter.
- 1920A new border treaty between Germany and Denmark gives northern Schleswig to Denmark.
- 1944In the Saskatchewan general election, the CCF, led by Tommy Douglas, is elected and forms the first socialist government in North America.
- 1978King Hussein of Jordan marries American Lisa Halaby, who takes the name Queen Noor.
- 1985Rembrandt’s painting Danaë is attacked by a man (later judged insane) who throws sulfuric acid on the canvas and cuts it twice with a knife.
Who were born on June 15?
- 1848Gheevarghese Mar Gregorios of Parumala, Indian-born Syrian religious figure (d. 1902)
- 1900Otto Luening, German-born American composer (d. 1996)
- 1915Thomas Huckle Weller, American virologist, Nobel laureate (d. 2008)
- 1937Waylon Jennings, American singer (d. 2002)
- 1943Lee Shallat-Chemel, American television director
- 1951Vance A. Larson, American artist (d. 2000)
- 1956Lance Parrish, American baseball player
- 1960Michèle Laroque, French actress
- 1980Cara Zavaleta, American model
- 1983Julia Fischer, German violinist
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