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Friday June 21, 2019

June 21: Day of the Week

June 21, 2019 was the 172nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 193 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

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

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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)

  • 524
    Godomar, King of the Burgundians defeats the Franks at the Battle of Vézeronce.
  • 1307
    Külüg Khan is enthroned as Khagan of the Mongols and Wuzong of the Yuan.
  • 1621
    Execution of 27 Czech noblemen on the Old Town Square in Prague as a consequence of the Battle of White Mountain.
  • 1854
    The first Victoria Cross is awarded during the bombardment of Bomarsund in the Åland Islands.
  • 1864
    New Zealand Land Wars: The Tauranga Campaign ends.
  • 1898
    The United States captures Guam from Spain.
  • 1915
    The U.S. Supreme Court hands down its decision in Guinn v. United States 238 US 347 1915, striking down an Oklahoma law denying the right to vote to some citizens.
  • 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.
  • 1973
    In handing down the decision in Miller v. California 413 US 15, the Supreme Court of the United States establishes the Miller Test for obscenity in U.S. law.
  • 2006
    Pluto’s newly discovered moons are officially named Nix & Hydra.

Who were born on June 21?

  • 1825
    William Stubbs, English historian and Anglican Bishop of Oxford (d. 1901)
  • 1918
    Eddie Lopat, American baseball player (d. 1992)
  • 1921
    Judy Holliday, American actress (d. 1965)
  • 1938
    John W. Dower, American author and historian
  • 1950
    Anne Carson, Canadian poet
  • 1952
    Kôichi Mashimo, Japanese anime director
  • 1953
    Maurice Boucher, Canadian organized crime boss
  • 1966
    Nan Woods, American actress
  • 1976
    Antonio Cochran, American football player
  • 1991
    Gaël Kakuta, French footballer

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