June 21: Day of the Week
June 21, 2019 is the 172nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 193 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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 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)
- 1768James Otis, Jr. offends the King and Parliament in a speech to the Massachusetts General Court.
- 1788New Hampshire ratifies the Constitution of the United States and is admitted as the 9th state in the United States.
- 1864New Zealand Land Wars: The Tauranga Campaign ends.
- 1900Baron Eduard Toll, leader of the Russian Polar Expedition of 1900, departed Saint Petersburg in Russia on the explorer ship Zarya, never to return.
- 1919Admiral Ludwig von Reuter scuttles the German fleet in Scapa Flow, Orkney. The nine sailors killed are the last casualties of World War I.
- 1942World War II: Tobruk falls to Italian and German forces.
- 1957Ellen Fairclough is sworn in as Canada’s first woman Cabinet Minister.
- 1977Bülent Ecevit, of CHP forms the new government of Turkey.
- 1982John Hinckley is found not guilty by reason of insanity for the attempted assassination of U.S. President Ronald Reagan.
- 2009Greenland assumes self-rule.
Who were born on June 21?
- 1639Increase Mather, New England Puritan minister (d. 1723)
- 1732Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, German composer (d. 1791)
- 1741Benedetto, Duke of Chablais, Italian general in the French Revolution (d.1808)
- 1858Medardo Rosso, Italian sculptor (d. 1928)
- 1880Arnold Gesell, American psychologist and pediatrician (d. 1961)
- 1941Lyman Ward, Canadian actor
- 1957Lucien DeBlois, Canadian professional ice hockey player
- 1967Carrie Preston, American actress
- 1979Chris Pratt, American actor
- 1991Gaël Kakuta, French footballer
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