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Saturday June 20, 2020

June 20: Day of the Week

June 20, 2020 is the 172nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 194 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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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)

  • 1214
    The University of Oxford receives its charter.
  • 1685
    Monmouth Rebellion: James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth declares himself King of England at Bridgwater.
  • 1840
    Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph.
  • 1877
    Alexander Graham Bell installs the world’s first commercial telephone service in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
  • 1919
    150 die at the Teatro Yaguez fire, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
  • 1944
    Continuation war: the Soviet Union demands an unconditional surrender from Finland during the beginning of partially successful Vyborg–Petrozavodsk Offensive. The Finnish government refuses.
  • 1963
    The so-called “red telephone” is established between the Soviet Union and the United States following the Cuban Missile Crisis.
  • 1972
    Watergate scandal: An 18½-minute gap appears in the tape recording of the conversations between U.S. President Richard Nixon and his advisers regarding the recent arrests of his operatives while breaking into the Watergate complex.
  • 1982
    The Argentine base (Corbeta Uruguay) on Southern Thule surrenders to Royal Marine commandos in the final action of the Falklands War.
  • 1990
    Asteroid Eureka is discovered.

Who were born on June 20?

  • 1819
    Jacques Offenbach, German-born French composer (d. 1880)
  • 1905
    Lillian Hellman, American playwright (d. 1984)
  • 1920
    Hans Gerschwiler, Swiss figure skater
  • 1929
    Anne Weale, British writer (d. 2007)
  • 1947
    Candy Clark, American actress
  • 1947
    Dolores Brooks, American singer (the Crystals)
  • 1964
    Pierfrancesco Chili, Italian motorcycle racer
  • 1979
    Charlotte Hatherley, English guitarist (Ash)
  • 1980
    Carlo Festuccia, Italian rugby union footballer
  • 1985
    Matt Flynn, American football player

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