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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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.

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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)

  • 1756
    A British garrison is imprisoned in the Black Hole of Calcutta.
  • 1787
    Oliver Ellsworth moves at the Federal Convention to call the government the United States.
  • 1840
    Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph.
  • 1895
    The Kiel Canal, crossing the base of the Jutland peninsula and the busiest artificial waterway in the world, is officially opened.
  • 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.
  • 1944
    World War II: The Battle of the Philippine Sea concludes with a decisive U.S. naval victory. The lopsided naval air battle is also known as the “Great Marianas Turkey Shoot”.
  • 1956
    A Venezuelan Super-Constellation crashes in the Atlantic Ocean off Asbury Park, New Jersey, killing 74 people.
  • 1991
    The German Bundestag votes to move the capital from Bonn back to Berlin.
  • 2003
    The WikiMedia Foundation is founded in St. Petersburg, Florida.
  • 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?

  • 1733
    Betty Washington, sister of George Washington (d. 1797)
  • 1872
    George Carpenter, the 5th General of The Salvation Army (d. 1948)
  • 1893
    Wilhelm Zaisser, German politician (d. 1958)
  • 1907
    Jimmy Driftwood, American songwriter and musician (d. 1998)
  • 1939
    Ramakant Desai, Indian cricketer (d. 1998)
  • 1940
    Eugen Drewermann, German theologian
  • 1978
    Quinton Jackson, American mixed martial artist
  • 1981
    Angerfist, Dutch musician
  • 1982
    Example (rapper), British rapper
  • 1984
    Hassan Adams, American basketball player

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