Thursday June 20, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

June 20: Day of the Week

June 20, 2024 is the 172nd day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 194 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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

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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.

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.
1214
The University of Oxford receives its charter.
1840
Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph.
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”.
1948
Toast of the Town, later The Ed Sullivan Show, makes its television debut.
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.
1990
Asteroid Eureka is discovered.
2003
The WikiMedia Foundation is founded in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Who were born on June 20?

1912
Anthony Buckeridge, English author (d. 2004)
1934
Wendy Craig, English actress
1935
Neal Knox, American gun rights activist (d. 2005)
1937
Jerry Keller, American pop singer and songwriter
1940
Eugen Drewermann, German theologian
1952
Vikram Seth, Indian poet
1970
Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco
1974
Attila Czene, Hungarian swimmer
1974
Tuta, Brazilian footballer
1985
Halil Savran, German footballer

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