June 22: Day of the Week
June 22, 2023 was the 173rd day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 192 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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.
June 22 Historical Event(s)
- 1633The Holy Office in Rome forces Galileo Galilei to recant his view that the Sun, not the Earth, is the center of the Universe.
- 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.
- 1848Beginning of the June Days Uprising in Paris, France.
- 1897British 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.
- 1898Spanish–American War: United States Marines land in Cuba.
- 1918The Hammond Circus Train Wreck kills 86 and injures 127 near Hammond, Indiana.
- 1922Herrin massacre: 19 strikebreakers and 2 union miners are killed in Herrin, Illinois.
- 1940France is forced to sign the Second Compiègne armistice with Germany.
- 1944U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs into law the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, commonly known as the G.I. Bill.
- 1984Virgin Atlantic Airways launches with its first flight from London Heathrow Airport.
Who were born on June 22?
- 1892Robert Ritter von Greim, German field marshal (d. 1945)
- 1920Jovito Salonga, Filipino politician
- 1941Michael Lerner, American actor
- 1947Octavia Butler, American author (d. 2006)
- 1963Hokutoumi Nobuyoshi, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 61st Yokozuna
- 1966Michael Park, English rally driver (d. 2005)
- 1975Müslüm Can, Turkish footballer
- 1987Cory Gunz, American rapper
- 1988Omri Casspi, Israeli pro basketball player
- 1988Portia Doubleday, American actress
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