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Tuesday June 20, 2023

June 20: Day of the Week

June 20, 2023 is the 171st day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 194 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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

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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.
  • 1887
    Victoria Terminus, the busiest railway station in India, opens in Bombay.
  • 1919
    150 die at the Teatro Yaguez fire, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1990
    Asteroid Eureka is discovered.
  • 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?

  • 1861
    Frederick Gowland Hopkins, English biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine (d. 1947)
  • 1929
    Anne Weale, British writer (d. 2007)
  • 1941
    Stephen Frears, English film director
  • 1942
    Brian Wilson, American musician (The Beach Boys)
  • 1947
    Josef Clemens, German bishop and Secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Laity
  • 1951
    Paul Muldoon, Northern Irish poet
  • 1954
    Michael Anthony, American musician (Van Halen)
  • 1969
    Peter Paige, American actor
  • 1977
    Gordan Giriček, Croatian basketball player
  • 1985
    Matt Flynn, American football player

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