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Sunday June 21, 2020

June 21: Day of the Week

June 21, 2020 was the 173rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 193 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.

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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.
  • 1788
    New Hampshire ratifies the Constitution of the United States and is admitted as the 9th state in the United States.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1919
    The Royal Canadian Mounted Police fire a volley into a crowd of unemployed war veterans, killing two, during the Winnipeg General Strike.
  • 1940
    The first successful west-to-east navigation of Northwest Passage begins at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  • 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.
  • 2009
    Greenland assumes self-rule.

Who were born on June 21?

  • 1002
    Pope Leo IX (d. 1054)
  • 1812
    Moses Hess, French/German-born Jewish socialist and precursor of Zionism (d. 1875)
  • 1859
    Henry Ossawa Tanner, American painter (d. 1937)
  • 1914
    William Vickrey, Canadian economist, Nobel laureate (d. 1996)
  • 1919
    Gérard Pelletier, French-Canadian journalist, politician, and diplomat (d. 1997)
  • 1943
    Salomé, Spanish singer
  • 1948
    Andrzej Sapkowski, Polish writer
  • 1954
    Anne Kirkbride, English actress
  • 1957
    Lucien DeBlois, Canadian professional ice hockey player
  • 1961
    Manu Chao, French multi-instrumentalist (Mano Negra)

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