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Thursday June 23, 2022

June 23: Day of the Week

June 23, 2022 was the 174th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 191 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

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

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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)

  • 1180
    First Battle of Uji, starting the Genpei War in Japan.
  • 1532
    Henry VIII and François I sign a secret treaty against Emperor Charles V.
  • 1565
    Turgut Reis (Dragut), commander of the Ottoman navy, dies during the Siege of Malta.
  • 1713
    The French residents of Acadia are given one year to declare allegiance to Britain or leave Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • 1794
    Empress Catherine II of Russia grants Jews permission to settle in Kiev.
  • 1810
    John Jacob Astor forms the Pacific Fur Company.
  • 1941
    The 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.
  • 1942
    World War II: the first selections for the gas chamber at Auschwitz take place on a train full of Jews from Paris.
  • 1958
    The Dutch Reformed Church accepts women ministers.
  • 1973
    A fire at a house in Hull, England which kills a six year old boy is passed off as an accident; it later emerges as the first of 26 deaths by fire caused over the next seven years by arsonist Peter Dinsdale.

Who were born on June 23?

  • 1683
    Etienne Fourmont, French orientalist (d. 1745)
  • 1750
    Déodat Gratet de Dolomieu, French geologist (d. 1801)
  • 1763
    Joséphine de Beauharnais, wife of Napoleon I Bonaparte (d. 1814)
  • 1888
    Lee Moran, American actor (d. 1961)
  • 1909
    David Lewis, Canadian lawyer and politician (d. 1981)
  • 1937
    Niki Sullivan, American guitarist (The Crickets) (d. 2004)
  • 1965
    Natalia Germanou Greek lyricist, television hostess, radio producer, DJ and journalist
  • 1976
    Joe Becker, American guitarist
  • 1987
    Jacob Lusk, Singer, American Idol season 10 finalist
  • 1989
    Marielle Jaffe, American model and actress

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