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.
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)
- 1782The U.S. Congress adopts the Great Seal of the United States.
- 1789Deputies of the French Third Estate take the Tennis Court Oath.
- 1942The Holocaust: Kazimierz Piechowski and three others, dressed as members of the SS-Totenkopfverbände, steal an SS staff car and escape from the Auschwitz concentration camp.
- 1943The Detroit Race Riot breaks out and continues for three more days.
- 1956A Venezuelan Super-Constellation crashes in the Atlantic Ocean off Asbury Park, New Jersey, killing 74 people.
- 1963The so-called “red telephone” is established between the Soviet Union and the United States following the Cuban Missile Crisis.
- 1979ABC 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.
- 1982The Argentine base (Corbeta Uruguay) on Southern Thule surrenders to Royal Marine commandos in the final action of the Falklands War.
- 1990Asteroid Eureka is discovered.
- 1991The German Bundestag votes to move the capital from Bonn back to Berlin.
Who were born on June 20?
- 1469Gian Galeazzo Sforza, duke of Milan (d. 1494)
- 1771Hermann von Boyen, German army officer (d. 1848)
- 1855Sir Richard Lodge, English historian (d. 1936)
- 1872George Carpenter, the 5th General of The Salvation Army (d. 1948)
- 1884Johannes Heinrich Schultz, German psychiatrist, psychotherapist (d. 1970)
- 1891Giannina Arangi-Lombardi, Italian soprano (d. 1951)
- 1932Robert Rozhdestvensky, Russian poet (d. 1994)
- 1934Rossana Podestà, Italian actress
- 1941Stephen Frears, English film director
- 1982Vasili Berezutski, Russian footballer
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