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.
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)
- 1633The Holy Office in Rome forces Galileo Galilei to recant his view that the Sun, not the Earth, is the center of the Universe.
- 1774The British pass the Quebec Act, setting out rules of governance for the colony of Quebec in British North America.
- 1807In the Chesapeake–Leopard Affair, the British warship HMS Leopard attacks and boards the American frigate USS Chesapeake.
- 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.
- 1922Herrin massacre: 19 strikebreakers and 2 union miners are killed in Herrin, Illinois.
- 1940France is forced to sign the Second Compiègne armistice with Germany.
- 1941The June Uprising in Lithuania begins.
- 1984Virgin Atlantic Airways launches with its first flight from London Heathrow Airport.
- 1990Checkpoint Charlie is dismantled in Berlin.
- 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.
Who were born on June 22?
- 1757George Vancouver, British explorer (d. 1798)
- 1879Thibaudeau Rinfret, Canadian jurist (d. 1962)
- 1910John Hunt, Indian-born British mountaineer (d. 1998)
- 1947Jerry Rawlings, Ghanaian politician
- 1950Zenonas Petrauskas, Lithuanian lawyer and politician (d. 2009)
- 1954Freddie Prinze, American actor and comedian (d. 1977)
- 1956Manuel Saval, Mexican actor (d. 2009)
- 1961Jimmy Somerville, Scottish singer (Bronski Beat, Communards)
- 1986Ramin Ott, American Samoan footballer
- 1993Ingmar Lazar, French classical pianist
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