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Wednesday June 23, 2021

June 23: Day of the Week

June 23, 2021 is the 174th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 191 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.

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

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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 23 Historical Event(s)

  • 1611
    The mutinous crew of Henry Hudson’s fourth voyage sets Henry, his son and seven loyal crew members adrift in an open boat in what is now Hudson Bay; they are never heard from again.
  • 1810
    John Jacob Astor forms the Pacific Fur Company.
  • 1887
    The Rocky Mountains Park Act becomes law in Canada creating the nation’s first national park, Banff National Park.
  • 1931
    Wiley Post and Harold Gatty take off from Roosevelt Field, Long Island in an attempt to circumnavigate the world in a single-engine plane.
  • 1958
    The Dutch Reformed Church accepts women ministers.
  • 1959
    Convicted Manhattan Project spy Klaus Fuchs is released after only nine years in prison and allowed to emigrate to Dresden, East Germany where he resumes a scientific career.
  • 1969
    Warren E. Burger is sworn in as Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court by retiring Chief Justice Earl Warren.
  • 1972
    Watergate Scandal: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon and White House Chief of Staff H. R. Haldeman are taped talking about using the Central Intelligence Agency to obstruct the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the Watergate break-ins.
  • 1982
    Chinese American Vincent Chin is beaten to death in Highland Park, Michigan, by two auto workers who had mistaken him for Japanese and who were angry about the success of Japanese auto companies.
  • 1985
    A terrorist bomb aboard Air India flight 182 brings the Boeing 747 down off the coast of Ireland killing all 329 aboard.

Who were born on June 23?

  • 1750
    Déodat Gratet de Dolomieu, French geologist (d. 1801)
  • 1824
    Carl Reinecke, German musician and composer (d. 1910)
  • 1903
    Paul Joseph James Martin, Canadian politician (d. 1992)
  • 1945
    Kjell Albin Abrahamson, Swedish journalist and writer
  • 1962
    Kari Takko, Finnish ice hockey player
  • 1965
    Natalia Germanou Greek lyricist, television hostess, radio producer, DJ and journalist
  • 1975
    Kevin Dyson, American football player
  • 1978
    Memphis Bleek, American rapper
  • 1980
    Ramnaresh Sarwan, Guyanese cricketer
  • 1984
    James Thomas, Jr., American reality show contestant

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