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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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 23 Historical Event(s)
- 1713The French residents of Acadia are given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia, Canada.
- 1780American Revolution: Battle of Springfield fought in and around Springfield, New Jersey (including Short Hills, formerly of Springfield, now of Millburn Township).
- 1887The Rocky Mountains Park Act becomes law in Canada creating the nation’s first national park, Banff National Park.
- 1919Estonian War of Independence: the decisive defeat of the Baltische Landeswehr in the Battle of Cesis. This day is celebrated as Victory Day in Estonia.
- 1931Wiley Post and Harold Gatty take off from Roosevelt Field, Long Island in an attempt to circumnavigate the world in a single-engine plane.
- 1938The Civil Aeronautics Act is signed into law, forming the Civil Aeronautics Authority in the United States.
- 1941The Lithuanian Activist Front declares independence from the Soviet Union and forms the Provisional Government of Lithuania; it lasts only briefly as the Nazis will occupy Lithuania a few weeks later.
- 1961Cold War: the Antarctic Treaty, which sets aside Antarctica as a scientific preserve and bans military activity on the continent, comes into force after the opening date for signature set for the December 1, 1959.
- 1967Cold War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin in Glassboro, New Jersey for the three-day Glassboro Summit Conference.
- 1982Chinese 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.
Who were born on June 23?
- 1889Anna Akhmatova, Russian poet (d. 1966)
- 1948Luther Kent, American blues singer
- 1948Myles Goodwyn, Canadian guitarist and vocalist (April Wine)
- 1949Gordon Bray, Australian sports broadcaster
- 1960Tatsuya Uemura, Japanese arcade game programmer
- 1965Natalia Germanou Greek lyricist, television hostess, radio producer, DJ and journalist
- 1970Robert Brooks, American football player
- 1975KT Tunstall, Scottish singer and songwriter
- 1984Dave Walsh, American professional gamer
- 1989Marielle Jaffe, American model and actress
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