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Thursday June 21, 2018

June 21: Day of the Week

June 21, 2018 was the 172nd day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 193 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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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.
  • 1768
    James Otis, Jr. offends the King and Parliament in a speech to the Massachusetts General Court.
  • 1791
    King Louis XVI of France and his immediate family begin the Flight to Varennes during the French Revolution.
  • 1813
    Peninsular War: Battle of Vitoria.
  • 1900
    Boxer Rebellion. China formally declared war on the United States, Britain, Germany, France and Japan, as an edict issued from the Dowager Empress Cixi.
  • 1929
    An agreement brokered by U.S. Ambassador Dwight Whitney Morrow ends the Cristero War in Mexico.
  • 1930
    One-year conscription comes into force in France.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2009
    Greenland assumes self-rule.

Who were born on June 21?

  • 1828
    Ferdinand André Fouqué, French geologist (d. 1904)
  • 1882
    Rockwell Kent, American painter, printmaker and illustrator (d. 1971)
  • 1902
    Howie Morenz, Canadian professional ice hockey player (d. 1937)
  • 1931
    Zlatko Grgić, Croatian animator (d. 1988)
  • 1942
    Togo D. West, Jr., American attorney and public official
  • 1945
    Adam Zagajewski, Polish philosopher and poet
  • 1955
    Jean-Pierre Mader, French singer and songwriter
  • 1960
    Kevin Harlan, American sportscaster
  • 1967
    Derrick Coleman, American basketball player
  • 1974
    Rob Kelly, American football player

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