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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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)
- 1783A poisonous cloud caused by the eruption of the Laki volcano in Iceland reaches Le Havre in France.
- 1807In the Chesapeake–Leopard Affair, the British warship HMS Leopard attacks and boards the American frigate USS Chesapeake.
- 1848Beginning of the June Days Uprising in Paris, France.
- 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.
- 1942Erwin Rommel is promoted to Field Marshal after the capture of Tobruk.
- 1969The Cuyahoga River catches fire, triggering a crack-down on pollution in the river.
- 1984Virgin Atlantic Airways launches with its first flight from London Heathrow Airport.
- 1990Checkpoint Charlie is dismantled in Berlin.
- 2009Eastman Kodak Company announces that it will discontinue sales of the Kodachrome Color Film, concluding its 74-year run as a photography icon.
Who were born on June 22?
- 1767Wilhelm von Humboldt, German philosopher and statesman (d. 1835)
- 1930Yuri Artyukhin, Russian cosmonaut (d. 1998)
- 1940Esther Rantzen, British TV presenter
- 1944Peter Asher, British singer, guitarist and producer (Peter & Gordon)
- 1952Graham Greene, Canadian actor
- 1955Green Gartside, Welsh singer and songwriter (Scritti Politti)
- 1957Kevin Bond, Former English footballer, current manager
- 1961Jimmy Somerville, Scottish singer (Bronski Beat, Communards)
- 1973Carson Daly, American television personality
- 1979Joey Cheek, American speed skater
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