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Friday June 21, 2019

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

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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 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)

  • 1621
    Execution of 27 Czech noblemen on the Old Town Square in Prague as a consequence of the Battle of White Mountain.
  • 1749
    Halifax, Nova Scotia, is founded.
  • 1768
    James Otis, Jr. offends the King and Parliament in a speech to the Massachusetts General Court.
  • 1824
    Greek War of Independence: Egyptian forces capture Psara in the Aegean Sea.
  • 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.
  • 1942
    World War II: Tobruk falls to Italian and German forces.
  • 1964
    Three civil rights workers, Andrew Goodman, James Chaney and Mickey Schwerner, are murdered in Neshoba County, Mississippi, United States, by members of the Ku Klux Klan.
  • 1977
    Bülent Ecevit, of CHP forms the new government of Turkey.
  • 1982
    John Hinckley is found not guilty by reason of insanity for the attempted assassination of U.S. President Ronald Reagan.
  • 2006
    Pluto’s newly discovered moons are officially named Nix & Hydra.

Who were born on June 21?

  • 1712
    Luc Urbain de Bouexic, comte de Guichen, French admiral (d. 1790)
  • 1791
    Robert Napier, British engineer (d. 1876)
  • 1880
    Josiah Stamp, 1st Baron Stamp, British civil servant, industrialist, and banker (d. 1941)
  • 1882
    Lluís Companys i Jover, Spanish politician (d. 1940)
  • 1923
    Jacques Hébert, French-Canadian author, journalist and politician (d. 2007)
  • 1924
    Ezzatolah Entezami, Iranian actor
  • 1924
    Pontus Hultén, Swedish art collector and pioneering museum director (d. 2006)
  • 1944
    Ray Davies, English singer and songwriter (The Kinks)
  • 1967
    Carrie Preston, American actress
  • 1967
    Derrick Coleman, American basketball player

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