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Thursday June 20, 2019

June 20: Day of the Week

June 20, 2019 is the 171st day of the year 2019 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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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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)

  • 1787
    Oliver Ellsworth moves at the Federal Convention to call the government 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.
  • 1877
    Alexander Graham Bell installs the world’s first commercial telephone service in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
  • 1895
    The Kiel Canal, crossing the base of the Jutland peninsula and the busiest artificial waterway in the world, is officially opened.
  • 1943
    The Detroit Race Riot breaks out and continues for three more days.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1982
    The Argentine base (Corbeta Uruguay) on Southern Thule surrenders to Royal Marine commandos in the final action of the Falklands War.
  • 1991
    The German Bundestag votes to move the capital from Bonn back to Berlin.

Who were born on June 20?

  • 1796
    Luigi Amat di San Filippo e Sorso, Italian cardinal (d. 1878)
  • 1861
    Frederick Gowland Hopkins, English biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine (d. 1947)
  • 1889
    John S. Paraskevopoulos, Greek-South African astronomer (d. 1951)
  • 1916
    Johnny Morris, British children’s presenter (d. 1999)
  • 1921
    Byron Farwell, American military historian (d. 1999)
  • 1941
    Ulf Merbold, German physicist and astronaut
  • 1952
    Vikram Seth, Indian poet
  • 1980
    Tony Lovato, American singer and guitarist (Mest)
  • 1981
    Ardian Gashi, Albanian-Norwegian footballer
  • 1991
    Rick ten Voorde, Dutch soccer player

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