June 15: Day of the Week
June 15, 2021 is the 166th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 199 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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.
- 1667The first human blood transfusion is administered by Dr. Jean-Baptiste Denys.
- 1846The Oregon Treaty establishes the 49th parallel as the border between the United States and Canada, from the Rocky Mountains to the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
- 1864Arlington National Cemetery is established when 200 acre around Arlington Mansion (formerly owned by Confederate General Robert E. Lee) are officially set aside as a military cemetery by U.S. Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton.
- 1888Crown Prince Wilhelm becomes Kaiser Wilhelm II; he will be the last Emperor of the German Empire.
- 1909Representatives from England, Australia and South Africa meet at Lord’s and form the Imperial Cricket Conference.
- 1920Duluth lynchings in Minnesota.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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?
- 1936Claude Brasseur, French actor
- 1938Billy Williams, American baseball player
- 1943Lee Shallat-Chemel, American television director
- 1943Muff Winwood, British songwriter and bassist (Spencer Davis Group)
- 1949Jim Varney, American actor (d. 2000)
- 1963Mario Gosselin, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1972Andy Pettitte, American baseball player
- 1972Justin Leonard, American golfer
- 1979Julia Schultz, American model
- 1984Mauro Rizzo, Italian footballer
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