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Sunday June 20, 2021

June 20: Day of the Week

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

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

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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)

  • 451
    Battle of Chalons: Flavius Aetius’ battles Attila the Hun. After the battle, which was inconclusive, Attila retreats, causing the Romans to interpret it as a victory.
  • 1605
    After only three months as tsar, 16-year-old Feodor II of Russia is assassinated.
  • 1782
    The U.S. Congress adopts the Great Seal of the United States.
  • 1819
    The U.S. vessel SS Savannah arrives at Liverpool, England, United Kingdom. She is the first steam-propelled vessel to cross the Atlantic, although most of the journey is made under sail.
  • 1840
    Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph.
  • 1893
    Lizzie Borden is acquitted of the murders of her father and stepmother.
  • 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.
  • 1948
    Toast of the Town, later The Ed Sullivan Show, makes its television debut.
  • 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.
  • 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?

  • 1819
    Jacques Offenbach, German-born French composer (d. 1880)
  • 1862
    Marco Praga, Italian playwright (d. 1929)
  • 1941
    Stephen Frears, English film director
  • 1944
    Cheryl Holdridge, American actress (d. 2009)
  • 1945
    Anne Murray, Canadian singer
  • 1953
    Willy Rampf, German F1 technical director (BMW, Sauber)
  • 1960
    John Taylor, English musician (Duran Duran)
  • 1963
    Amir Derakh, American musician (Orgy)
  • 1971
    Josh Kronfeld, New Zealander rugby union footballer
  • 1987
    Carsten Ball, Australian tennis player

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