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Saturday June 22, 2019

June 22: Day of the Week

June 22, 2019 was the 173rd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 192 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

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

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Here’s the June calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

June 2019
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Zodiac & Birthstone

Cancer 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 22 Historical Event(s)

  • 1633
    The Holy Office in Rome forces Galileo Galilei to recant his view that the Sun, not the Earth, is the center of the Universe.
  • 1774
    The British pass the Quebec Act, setting out rules of governance for the colony of Quebec in British North America.
  • 1807
    In the Chesapeake–Leopard Affair, the British warship HMS Leopard attacks and boards the American frigate USS Chesapeake.
  • 1897
    British colonial officers Charles Walter Rand and Lt. Charles Egerton Ayerst are assassinated in Pune, Maharashtra, India by the Chapekar brothers and Mahadeo Vinayak Ranade, who are later caught and hanged.
  • 1922
    Herrin massacre: 19 strikebreakers and 2 union miners are killed in Herrin, Illinois.
  • 1940
    France is forced to sign the Second Compiègne armistice with Germany.
  • 1941
    The June Uprising in Lithuania begins.
  • 1984
    Virgin Atlantic Airways launches with its first flight from London Heathrow Airport.
  • 1990
    Checkpoint Charlie is dismantled in Berlin.
  • 2002
    An earthquake measuring 6.5 Mw strikes a region of northwestern Iran killing at least 261 people and injuring 1,300 others and eventually causing widespread public anger due to the slowness of the victims receiving aid and supplies.

Who were born on June 22?

  • 1757
    George Vancouver, British explorer (d. 1798)
  • 1879
    Thibaudeau Rinfret, Canadian jurist (d. 1962)
  • 1910
    John Hunt, Indian-born British mountaineer (d. 1998)
  • 1947
    Jerry Rawlings, Ghanaian politician
  • 1950
    Zenonas Petrauskas, Lithuanian lawyer and politician (d. 2009)
  • 1954
    Freddie Prinze, American actor and comedian (d. 1977)
  • 1956
    Manuel Saval, Mexican actor (d. 2009)
  • 1961
    Jimmy Somerville, Scottish singer (Bronski Beat, Communards)
  • 1986
    Ramin Ott, American Samoan footballer
  • 1993
    Ingmar Lazar, French classical pianist

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