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Saturday June 22, 2019

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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.

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Here’s the June calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

June 2019
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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)

  • 168 BC
    Battle of Pydna: Romans under Lucius Aemilius Paullus defeat and capture Macedonian King Perseus ending the Third Macedonian War.
  • 1807
    In the Chesapeake–Leopard Affair, the British warship HMS Leopard attacks and boards the American frigate USS Chesapeake.
  • 1813
    War 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.
  • 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.
  • 1893
    The 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.
  • 1922
    Herrin massacre: 19 strikebreakers and 2 union miners are killed in Herrin, Illinois.
  • 1941
    Germany invades the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa.
  • 1941
    The June Uprising in Lithuania begins.
  • 1945
    World 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.
  • 1984
    Virgin Atlantic Airways launches with its first flight from London Heathrow Airport.

Who were born on June 22?

  • 1757
    George Vancouver, British explorer (d. 1798)
  • 1885
    Milan Vidmar, Slovenian engineer and chess player (d. 1962)
  • 1898
    Erich Maria Remarque, German writer (d. 1970)
  • 1913
    Sándor Weöres, Hungarian poet (d. 1989)
  • 1932
    Amrish Puri, Indian actor (d. 2005)
  • 1944
    Peter Asher, British singer, guitarist and producer (Peter & Gordon)
  • 1954
    Freddie Prinze, American actor and comedian (d. 1977)
  • 1958
    Bruce Campbell, American actor
  • 1962
    Stephen Chow, Hong Kong actor and director
  • 1979
    Brad Hawpe, American baseball player

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