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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 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.

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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)

  • 1768
    James Otis, Jr. offends the King and Parliament in a speech to the Massachusetts General Court.
  • 1788
    New Hampshire ratifies the Constitution of the United States and is admitted as the 9th state in the United States.
  • 1864
    New Zealand Land Wars: The Tauranga Campaign ends.
  • 1900
    Baron Eduard Toll, leader of the Russian Polar Expedition of 1900, departed Saint Petersburg in Russia on the explorer ship Zarya, never to return.
  • 1919
    Admiral Ludwig von Reuter scuttles the German fleet in Scapa Flow, Orkney. The nine sailors killed are the last casualties of World War I.
  • 1942
    World War II: Tobruk falls to Italian and German forces.
  • 1957
    Ellen Fairclough is sworn in as Canada’s first woman Cabinet Minister.
  • 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.
  • 2009
    Greenland assumes self-rule.

Who were born on June 21?

  • 1639
    Increase Mather, New England Puritan minister (d. 1723)
  • 1732
    Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, German composer (d. 1791)
  • 1741
    Benedetto, Duke of Chablais, Italian general in the French Revolution (d.1808)
  • 1858
    Medardo Rosso, Italian sculptor (d. 1928)
  • 1880
    Arnold Gesell, American psychologist and pediatrician (d. 1961)
  • 1941
    Lyman Ward, Canadian actor
  • 1957
    Lucien DeBlois, Canadian professional ice hockey player
  • 1967
    Carrie Preston, American actress
  • 1979
    Chris Pratt, American actor
  • 1991
    Gaël Kakuta, French footballer

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