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Thursday June 22, 2023

June 22: Day of the Week

June 22, 2023 is the 173rd day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 192 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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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)

  • 217 BC
    Battle of Raphia: Ptolemy IV Philopator of Egypt defeats Antiochus III the Great of the Seleucid kingdom.
  • 1839
    Cherokee 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.
  • 1897
    British 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.
  • 1907
    The London Underground’s Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway opens.
  • 1918
    The Hammond Circus Train Wreck kills 86 and injures 127 near Hammond, Indiana.
  • 1940
    France is forced to sign the Second Compiègne armistice with Germany.
  • 1941
    Germany invades the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa.
  • 1957
    The Soviet Union launches an R-12 missile for the first time (in the Kapustin Yar).
  • 1990
    Checkpoint Charlie is dismantled in Berlin.
  • 2002
    An 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?

  • 1767
    Wilhelm von Humboldt, German philosopher and statesman (d. 1835)
  • 1887
    Julian Huxley, British biologist (d. 1975)
  • 1930
    Walter Bonatti, Italian mountaineer
  • 1943
    Judith Barker, English actress
  • 1946
    Eliades Ochoa, Cuban guitarist (Buena Vista Social Club)
  • 1949
    Meryl Streep, American actress
  • 1960
    Erin Brockovich, American environmentalist
  • 1966
    Michael Park, English rally driver (d. 2005)
  • 1970
    Michel Elefteriades, Greek-Lebanese politician and businessman
  • 1984
    Dustin Johnson, American golfer

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