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Tuesday June 21, 2022

June 21: Day of the Week

June 21, 2022 was the 172nd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 193 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.

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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 21: This Day in History

On non-leap years (until 2039), this day marks the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere and the winter solstice in the southern hemisphere, and is the day of the year with the most hours of daylight in the northern hemisphere and the least hours of daylight in the southern hemisphere.

June 21 Historical Event(s)

  • 1582
    Japanese daimyo Oda Nobunaga is forced to commit suicide in Honnō-ji, Kyoto.
  • 1734
    In Montreal in New France, a slave known by the French name of Marie-Joseph Angélique is put to death, having been convicted of setting the fire that destroyed much of the city.
  • 1791
    King Louis XVI of France and his immediate family begin the Flight to Varennes during the French Revolution.
  • 1826
    Maniots defeat Egyptians under Ibrahim Pasha in the Battle of Vergas.
  • 1877
    The Molly Maguires, ten Irish immigrants convicted of murder, are hanged at the Schuylkill County and Carbon County, Pennsylvania prisons.
  • 1942
    World War II: A Japanese submarine surfaces near the Columbia River in Oregon, firing 17 shells at nearby Fort Stevens in one of only a handful of attacks by the Japanese against the United States mainland.
  • 1948
    Columbia Records introduces the long-playing record album in a public demonstration at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York, New York.
  • 1952
    The Philippine School of Commerce, through a republic act, is converted to Philippine College of Commerce, later to be the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
  • 1982
    John Hinckley is found not guilty by reason of insanity for the attempted assassination of U.S. President Ronald Reagan.
  • 2009
    Greenland assumes self-rule.

Who were born on June 21?

  • 1889
    Tadeusz Jan Kowalski, Polish orientalist (d. 1948)
  • 1896
    Charles B. Momsen, American inventor (d. 1967)
  • 1914
    William Vickrey, Canadian economist, Nobel laureate (d. 1996)
  • 1932
    Lalo Schifrin, Argentine pianist and composer
  • 1942
    Togo D. West, Jr., American attorney and public official
  • 1947
    Joey Molland, English guitarist (Badfinger)
  • 1954
    Anne Kirkbride, English actress
  • 1961
    Kip Winger, American singer and guitarist (Winger)
  • 1968
    Sonique, British DJ
  • 1974
    Craig Lowndes, Australian racing driver

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