About June 20

June 20, 2022 is the 171st day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 194 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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Gemini is the sun 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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 216 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

June 20: More About This Day

On leap years, this day usually marks the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere and the winter solstice in the southern hemisphere.

What Happened On June 20

  • 1214
    The University of Oxford receives its charter.
  • 1605
    After only three months as tsar, 16-year-old Feodor II of Russia is assassinated.
  • 1631
    The sack of Baltimore: the Irish village of Baltimore is attacked by Algerian pirates.
  • 1685
    Monmouth Rebellion: James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth declares himself King of England at Bridgwater.
  • 1756
    A British garrison is imprisoned in the Black Hole of Calcutta.
  • 1787
    Oliver Ellsworth moves at the Federal Convention to call the government the United States.
  • 1789
    Deputies of the French Third Estate take the Tennis Court Oath.
  • 1837
    Queen Victoria succeeds to the British throne.
  • 1840
    Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph.
  • 1887
    Victoria Terminus, the busiest railway station in India, opens in Bombay.
  • 1893
    Lizzie Borden is acquitted of the murders of her father and stepmother.
  • 1919
    150 die at the Teatro Yaguez fire, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
  • 1943
    The Detroit Race Riot breaks out and continues for three more days.
  • 1944
    World War II: The Battle of the Philippine Sea concludes with a decisive U.S. naval victory. The lopsided naval air battle is also known as the “Great Marianas Turkey Shoot”.
  • 1948
    Toast of the Town, later The Ed Sullivan Show, makes its television debut.
  • 1959
    A rare June hurricane strikes Canada’s Gulf of St. Lawrence killing 35.
  • 1963
    The so-called “red telephone” is established between the Soviet Union and the United States following the Cuban Missile Crisis.
  • 1982
    The Argentine base (Corbeta Uruguay) on Southern Thule surrenders to Royal Marine commandos in the final action of the Falklands War.
  • 1990
    Asteroid Eureka is discovered.
  • 2003
    The WikiMedia Foundation is founded in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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