June 23: Day of the Week
June 23, 2020 was the 175th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 191 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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)
- 1305A peace treaty between the Flemish and the French is signed at Athis-sur-Orge.
- 1661Marriage contract between Charles II of England and Catherine of Braganza.
- 1683William Penn signs a friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape Indians in Pennsylvania.
- 1757Battle of Plassey – 3,000 British troops under Robert Clive defeat a 50,000 strong Indian army under Siraj Ud Daulah at Plassey.
- 1865American Civil War: at Fort Towson in the Oklahoma Territory, Confederate, Brigadier General Stand Watie surrenders the last significant rebel army.
- 1938The Civil Aeronautics Act is signed into law, forming the Civil Aeronautics Authority in the United States.
- 1942World War II: Germany’s latest fighter, a Focke-Wulf Fw 190, is captured intact when it mistakenly lands at RAF Pembrey in Wales.
- 1959Convicted 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.
- 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.
- 1985A 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?
- 1903Paul Joseph James Martin, Canadian politician (d. 1992)
- 1910Gordon B. Hinckley, American religious figure (d. 2008)
- 1947Bryan Brown, Australian actor
- 1948Darhyl S. Ramsey, American author
- 1948Luther Kent, American blues singer
- 1952Anthony Jackson, American electric bass guitar player
- 1957Frances McDormand, American actress
- 1962Steve Shelley, American drummer (The Crucifucks, Sonic Youth)
- 1977Shaun O'Hara, American football player
- 1978Matt Light, American football player
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