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Sunday June 20, 2021

June 20: Day of the Week

June 20, 2021 was the 171st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 194 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

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

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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)

  • 1782
    The U.S. Congress adopts the Great Seal of the United States.
  • 1787
    Oliver Ellsworth moves at the Federal Convention to call the government the United States.
  • 1840
    Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph.
  • 1862
    Barbu Catargiu, the Prime Minister of Romania, is assassinated.
  • 1877
    Alexander Graham Bell installs the world’s first commercial telephone service in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
  • 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.
  • 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”.
  • 1960
    The Mali Federation gains independence from France (it later splits into Mali and Senegal).
  • 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.

Who were born on June 20?

  • 1485
    Astorre III Manfredi, lord of Faenza (d. 1502)
  • 1819
    Jacques Offenbach, German-born French composer (d. 1880)
  • 1932
    Robert Rozhdestvensky, Russian poet (d. 1994)
  • 1939
    Ramakant Desai, Indian cricketer (d. 1998)
  • 1942
    Richard I. Neal, American general
  • 1952
    Vikram Seth, Indian poet
  • 1953
    Robert Crais, American mystery writer
  • 1967
    Nicole Kidman, American/Australian actress
  • 1968
    Robert Rodriguez, American film director
  • 1984
    Hassan Adams, American basketball player

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