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Thursday June 20, 2019

June 20: Day of the Week

June 20, 2019 was the 171st day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 194 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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Here’s the June calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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 20: This Day in History

On leap years, this day usually marks the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere and the winter solstice in the southern hemisphere.

June 20 Historical Event(s)

  • 1605
    After only three months as tsar, 16-year-old Feodor II of Russia is assassinated.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: West Virginia is admitted as the 35th U.S. state.
  • 1877
    Alexander Graham Bell installs the world’s first commercial telephone service in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
  • 1900
    Boxer Rebellion: The Imperial Chinese Army begins a 55-day siege of the Legation Quarter in Beijing, China.
  • 1942
    The Holocaust: Kazimierz Piechowski and three others, dressed as members of the SS-Totenkopfverbände, steal an SS staff car and escape from the Auschwitz concentration camp.
  • 1943
    The Detroit Race Riot breaks out and continues for three more days.
  • 1956
    A Venezuelan Super-Constellation crashes in the Atlantic Ocean off Asbury Park, New Jersey, killing 74 people.
  • 1963
    The so-called “red telephone” is established between the Soviet Union and the United States following the Cuban Missile Crisis.
  • 1979
    ABC News correspondent Bill Stewart is shot dead by a Nicaraguan soldier under the regime of Anastasio Somoza Debayle. The murder is caught on tape and sparks an international outcry against the regime.
  • 2009
    During the Iranian election protests, the death of Neda Agha-Soltan is captured on video and spreads virally on the Internet, making it “probably the most widely witnessed death in human history”.

Who were born on June 20?

  • 1723
    Adam Ferguson, Scottish philosopher and historian (d. 1816)
  • 1934
    Wendy Craig, English actress
  • 1940
    John Mahoney, English actor
  • 1947
    Candy Clark, American actress
  • 1954
    Michael Anthony, American musician (Van Halen)
  • 1969
    Misha Verbitsky, Russian mathematician
  • 1972
    Paul Bako, American baseball player
  • 1979
    Charles Howell III, American professional golfer
  • 1982
    Aleksei Berezutski, Russian footballer
  • 1997
    Maria Lark, Russian/American actress

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