June 22: Day of the Week
June 22, 2018 was the 173rd day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 192 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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)
- 168 BCBattle of Pydna: Romans under Lucius Aemilius Paullus defeat and capture Macedonian King Perseus ending the Third Macedonian War.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1922Herrin massacre: 19 strikebreakers and 2 union miners are killed in Herrin, Illinois.
- 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.
- 2003The largest hailstone ever recorded falls in Aurora, Nebraska
- 2009Washington Metro train collision: Two Metro trains collide in Washington, D.C., USA, killing nine and injuring over 80.
Who were born on June 22?
- 1684Francesco Manfredini, Italian baroque composer (d. 1762)
- 1879Thibaudeau Rinfret, Canadian jurist (d. 1962)
- 1892Robert Ritter von Greim, German field marshal (d. 1945)
- 1927Ann Petersen, Belgian actress (d. 2003)
- 1949Meryl Streep, American actress
- 1970Michel Elefteriades, Greek-Lebanese politician and businessman
- 1970Steven Page, Canadian singer (Barenaked Ladies)
- 1984Janko Tipsarević, Serbian tennis player
- 1984Jerome Taylor, Jamaican cricketer
- 1987Lee Min Ho, Korean actor
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