June 22: Day of the Week
June 22, 2019 is the 173rd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 192 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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)
- 217 BCBattle of Raphia: Ptolemy IV Philopator of Egypt defeats Antiochus III the Great of the Seleucid kingdom.
- 1593Battle of Sisak: Allied Christian troops defeat the Turks.
- 1633The Holy Office in Rome forces Galileo Galilei to recant his view that the Sun, not the Earth, is the center of the Universe.
- 1825The British Parliament abolishes feudalism and the seigneurial system in British North America.
- 1906The flag of Sweden is adopted.
- 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.
- 1957The Soviet Union launches an R-12 missile for the first time (in the Kapustin Yar).
- 1962An Air France Boeing 707 jet crashes in bad weather in Guadeloupe, West Indies, killing 113.
Who were born on June 22?
- 1680Ebenezer Erskine, Scottish religious dissenter (d. 1754)
- 1892Robert Ritter von Greim, German field marshal (d. 1945)
- 1897Edmund A. Chester, American broadcaster and journalist (d. 1973)
- 1909Maurice Adler, American film producer (d. 1960)
- 1930Yuri Artyukhin, Russian cosmonaut (d. 1998)
- 1944Peter Asher, British singer, guitarist and producer (Peter & Gordon)
- 1950Zenonas Petrauskas, Lithuanian lawyer and politician (d. 2009)
- 1953Bruce McAvaney, Australian sports broadcaster
- 1960Tracy Pollan, American actress
- 1971Kurt Warner, American football player
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