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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 French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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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)

  • 1605
    After only three months as tsar, 16-year-old Feodor II of Russia is assassinated.
  • 1631
    The sack of Baltimore: the Irish village of Baltimore is attacked by Algerian pirates.
  • 1895
    The Kiel Canal, crossing the base of the Jutland peninsula and the busiest artificial waterway in the world, is officially opened.
  • 1900
    Boxer Rebellion: The Imperial Chinese Army begins a 55-day siege of the Legation Quarter in Beijing, China.
  • 1948
    Toast of the Town, later The Ed Sullivan Show, makes its television debut.
  • 1956
    A Venezuelan Super-Constellation crashes in the Atlantic Ocean off Asbury Park, New Jersey, killing 74 people.
  • 1960
    The Mali Federation gains independence from France (it later splits into Mali and Senegal).
  • 1990
    Asteroid Eureka is discovered.
  • 1991
    The German Bundestag votes to move the capital from Bonn back to Berlin.
  • 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?

  • 1771
    Hermann von Boyen, German army officer (d. 1848)
  • 1870
    Georges Dufrénoy, French post-impressionnist painter (d. 1943)
  • 1887
    Kurt Schwitters, German painter and writer (d. 1948)
  • 1911
    Gail Patrick, American actress (d. 1980)
  • 1918
    Zoltán Sztáray, Hungarian writer
  • 1947
    Ivo Milazzo, Italian comic book artist
  • 1958
    Chuck Wagner, American actor
  • 1960
    John Taylor, English musician (Duran Duran)
  • 1976
    Jerome Fontamillas, American musician (Switchfoot)
  • 1987
    Carsten Ball, Australian tennis player

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