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Saturday June 20, 2020

June 20: Day of the Week

June 20, 2020 was the 172nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 194 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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)

  • 1652
    Tarhoncu Ahmet Paşa is appointed grand vezir of the Ottoman Empire.
  • 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.
  • 1789
    Deputies of the French Third Estate take the Tennis Court Oath.
  • 1893
    Lizzie Borden is acquitted of the murders of her father and stepmother.
  • 1895
    The Kiel Canal, crossing the base of the Jutland peninsula and the busiest artificial waterway in the world, is officially opened.
  • 1921
    Workers of Buckingham and Carnatic Mills in the city of Chennai, India, begin a four-month strike.
  • 1959
    A rare June hurricane strikes Canada’s Gulf of St. Lawrence killing 35.
  • 1963
    The so-called “red telephone” is established between the Soviet Union and the United States following the Cuban Missile Crisis.
  • 1973
    Ezeiza massacre in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Snipers fire upon left-wing Peronists. At least 13 are killed and more than 300 are injured.

Who were born on June 20?

  • 1469
    Gian Galeazzo Sforza, duke of Milan (d. 1494)
  • 1485
    Astorre III Manfredi, lord of Faenza (d. 1502)
  • 1889
    John S. Paraskevopoulos, Greek-South African astronomer (d. 1951)
  • 1894
    Lloyd Hall, American chemist (d. 1971)
  • 1915
    Terence Young, British film director (d. 1994)
  • 1926
    Rehavam Ze'evi, Israeli general, politician, and historian who was assassinated (d. 2001)
  • 1934
    Yuri Vizbor, Russian poet (d. 1984)
  • 1952
    Larry Riley, American actor (d. 1992)
  • 1958
    Chuck Wagner, American actor
  • 1983
    Darren Sproles, American football player

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