June 20: Day of the Week
June 20, 2021 was the 171st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 194 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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Here’s the June calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 451Battle 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.
- 1756A British garrison is imprisoned in the Black Hole of Calcutta.
- 1887Victoria Terminus, the busiest railway station in India, opens in Bombay.
- 1893Lizzie Borden is acquitted of the murders of her father and stepmother.
- 1919150 die at the Teatro Yaguez fire, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
- 1921Workers of Buckingham and Carnatic Mills in the city of Chennai, India, begin a four-month strike.
- 1943The Detroit Race Riot breaks out and continues for three more days.
- 1959A rare June hurricane strikes Canada’s Gulf of St. Lawrence killing 35.
- 1982The Argentine base (Corbeta Uruguay) on Southern Thule surrenders to Royal Marine commandos in the final action of the Falklands War.
- 2003The WikiMedia Foundation is founded in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Who were born on June 20?
- 1389John, Duke of Bedford, regent of England (d. 1435)
- 1642George Hickes, English minister and scholar (d. 1715)
- 1771Thomas Douglas, 5th Earl of Selkirk, Scottish philanthropist (d. 1820)
- 1885Andrzej Gawroński, Polish scholar (d. 1927)
- 1909Errol Flynn, Australian actor (d. 1959)
- 1917Igor Śmiałowski, Polish actor (d. 2006)
- 1918George Lynch, American auto racer (d. 1997)
- 1924Audie Murphy, American Medal of Honor recipient and actor (d. 1971)
- 1953Robert Crais, American mystery writer
- 1978LaVar Arrington, American football player
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