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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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)
- 1593Battle of Sisak: Allied Christian troops defeat the Turks.
- 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.
- 1893The Royal Navy battleship HMS Camperdown accidentally rams the British Mediterranean Fleet flagship HMS Victoria which sinks taking 358 crew with her, including the fleet’s commander, Vice-Admiral Sir George Tryon.
- 1906The flag of Sweden is adopted.
- 1922Herrin massacre: 19 strikebreakers and 2 union miners are killed in Herrin, Illinois.
- 1941The June Uprising in Lithuania begins.
- 1944U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs into law the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, commonly known as the G.I. Bill.
- 1969The Cuyahoga River catches fire, triggering a crack-down on pollution in the river.
- 1984Virgin Atlantic Airways launches with its first flight from London Heathrow Airport.
- 1990Checkpoint Charlie is dismantled in Berlin.
Who were born on June 22?
- 1888Harold Burton, American jurist (d. 1964)
- 1897Edmund A. Chester, American broadcaster and journalist (d. 1973)
- 1921Joseph Papp, American director and producer (d. 1991)
- 1922Géza Vermes, Hungarian author and religious scholar
- 1943Eumir Deodato, Brazilian jazz musician and record producer
- 1943Judith Barker, English actress
- 1956Alfons De Wolf, Belgian cyclist
- 1962Stephen Chow, Hong Kong actor and director
- 1970Michel Elefteriades, Greek-Lebanese politician and businessman
- 1976Gordon Moakes, English musician (Bloc Party)
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