June 22: Day of the Week
June 22, 2020 is the 174th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 192 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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)
- 1774The British pass the Quebec Act, setting out rules of governance for the colony of Quebec in British North America.
- 1825The British Parliament abolishes feudalism and the seigneurial system in British North America.
- 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.
- 1907The London Underground’s Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway opens.
- 1911George V and Mary of Teck are crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
- 1918The Hammond Circus Train Wreck kills 86 and injures 127 near Hammond, Indiana.
- 1940France is forced to sign the Second Compiègne armistice with Germany.
- 1942Erwin Rommel is promoted to Field Marshal after the capture of Tobruk.
- 1945World War II: The Battle of Okinawa ends when the organized resistance of Imperial Japanese Army forces collapses in the Mabuni area on the southern tip of the main island.
- 1978Charon, a satellite of the dwarf planet Pluto, is discovered by American astronomer James W. Christy.
Who were born on June 22?
- 1680Ebenezer Erskine, Scottish religious dissenter (d. 1754)
- 1738Jacques Delille, French poet and translator (d. 1813)
- 1897Edmund A. Chester, American broadcaster and journalist (d. 1973)
- 1944Klaus Maria Brandauer, Austrian actor
- 1947Howard Kaylan, American singer (The Turtles, Flo & Eddie)
- 1949Meryl Streep, American actress
- 1966Michael Park, English rally driver (d. 2005)
- 1968Darrell Armstrong, American basketball player
- 1975Kenshin Kawakami, Japanese baseball player
- 1987Cory Gunz, American rapper
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