June 22: Day of the Week
June 22, 2020 was the 174th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 192 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.
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Here’s the June calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1813War of 1812: After learning of American plans for a surprise attack on Beaver Dams in Ontario, Laura Secord sets out on a 30 kilometer journey on foot to warn Lieutenant James FitzGibbon.
- 1825The British Parliament abolishes feudalism and the seigneurial system in British North America.
- 1839Cherokee leaders Major Ridge, John Ridge, and Elias Boudinot are assassinated for signing the Treaty of New Echota, which had resulted in the Trail of Tears.
- 1848Beginning of the June Days Uprising in Paris, France.
- 1911George V and Mary of Teck are crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
- 1944U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs into law the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, commonly known as the G.I. Bill.
- 1962An Air France Boeing 707 jet crashes in bad weather in Guadeloupe, West Indies, killing 113.
- 1969The Cuyahoga River catches fire, triggering a crack-down on pollution in the river.
- 2002An 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.
- 2003The largest hailstone ever recorded falls in Aurora, Nebraska
Who were born on June 22?
- 1898Erich Maria Remarque, German writer (d. 1970)
- 1919Gower Champion, American dancer and choreographer (d. 1980)
- 1922Bill Blass, American fashion designer (d. 2002)
- 1936Hermeto Pascoal, Brazilian musician
- 1946Eliades Ochoa, Cuban guitarist (Buena Vista Social Club)
- 1956Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Pakistani statesman
- 1956Tim Russ, American actor
- 1971Kambri Crews, American writer
- 1979Brad Hawpe, American baseball player
- 1984Janko Tipsarević, Serbian tennis player
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