June 21, 2023 was the 172nd day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 193 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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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.
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)
Külüg Khan is enthroned as Khagan of the Mongols and Wuzong of the Yuan.
Execution of 27 Czech noblemen on the Old Town Square in Prague as a consequence of the Battle of White Mountain.
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.
Irish Rebellion of 1798: The British Army defeats Irish rebels at the Battle of Vinegar Hill.
Boxer Rebellion. China formally declared war on the United States, Britain, Germany, France and Japan, as an edict issued from the Dowager Empress Cixi.
France signs an armistice with Germany at Compiègne.
The first successful west-to-east navigation of Northwest Passage begins at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
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.
Bülent Ecevit, of CHP forms the new government of Turkey.
A federal grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia, indicts 13 Saudis and a Lebanese in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 American servicemen.
Who were born on June 21?
Donald C. Peattie, American botanist and writer (d. 1964)
Eddie Lopat, American baseball player (d. 1992)
Gérard Pelletier, French-Canadian journalist, politician, and diplomat (d. 1997)
Abdel Halim Hafez, Egyptian singer and actor (d. 1977)
Joey Molland, English guitarist (Badfinger)
Leigh McCloskey, American actor
Tom Chambers, American basketball player
Mike Einziger, American guitarist (Incubus)
Jean-Pascal Lacoste, French singer, actor and TV host
Yann Danis, Canadian ice hockey player
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