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

  • 451
    Battle of Chalons: Flavius Aetius’ battles Attila the Hun. After the battle, which was inconclusive, Attila retreats, causing the Romans to interpret it as a victory.
  • 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.
  • 1782
    The U.S. Congress adopts the Great Seal of the United States.
  • 1840
    Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph.
  • 1862
    Barbu Catargiu, the Prime Minister of Romania, is assassinated.
  • 1877
    Alexander Graham Bell installs the world’s first commercial telephone service in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
  • 1887
    Victoria Terminus, the busiest railway station in India, opens in Bombay.
  • 1895
    The Kiel Canal, crossing the base of the Jutland peninsula and the busiest artificial waterway in the world, is officially opened.
  • 1919
    150 die at the Teatro Yaguez fire, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
  • 1921
    Workers of Buckingham and Carnatic Mills in the city of Chennai, India, begin a four-month strike.
  • 1942
    The Holocaust: Kazimierz Piechowski and three others, dressed as members of the SS-Totenkopfverbände, steal an SS staff car and escape from the Auschwitz concentration camp.
  • 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.
  • 1973
    Ezeiza massacre in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Snipers fire upon left-wing Peronists. At least 13 are killed and more than 300 are injured.
  • 1979
    ABC News correspondent Bill Stewart is shot dead by a Nicaraguan soldier under the regime of Anastasio Somoza Debayle. The murder is caught on tape and sparks an international outcry against the regime.
  • 1982
    The Argentine base (Corbeta Uruguay) on Southern Thule surrenders to Royal Marine commandos in the final action of the Falklands War.
  • 2003
    The WikiMedia Foundation is founded in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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