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Sunday June 21, 2020

June 21: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.

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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.
  • 1749
    Halifax, Nova Scotia, is founded.
  • 1791
    King Louis XVI of France and his immediate family begin the Flight to Varennes during the French Revolution.
  • 1864
    New Zealand Land Wars: The Tauranga Campaign ends.
  • 1898
    The United States captures Guam from Spain.
  • 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.
  • 1942
    World War II: Tobruk falls to Italian and German forces.
  • 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.
  • 2001
    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?

  • 1528
    Maria of Spain, Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1603)
  • 1639
    Increase Mather, New England Puritan minister (d. 1723)
  • 1834
    Frans de Cort, Flemish writer (d. 1878)
  • 1921
    Jean de Broglie, French politician (d. 1976)
  • 1946
    Brenda Holloway, American singer and songwriter
  • 1958
    Gennady Padalka, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1978
    Rim'K, French rapper
  • 1982
    Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, second in the line of succession to the British throne
  • 1985
    Anthony Morelli, American football player
  • 1991
    Gaël Kakuta, French footballer

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