About June 20

June 20, 2021 is the 171st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 194 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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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 226 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1819
    The U.S. vessel SS Savannah arrives at Liverpool, England, United Kingdom. She is the first steam-propelled vessel to cross the Atlantic, although most of the journey is made under sail.
  • 1862
    Barbu Catargiu, the Prime Minister of Romania, is assassinated.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: West Virginia is admitted as the 35th U.S. state.
  • 1877
    Alexander Graham Bell installs the world’s first commercial telephone service in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
  • 1893
    Lizzie Borden is acquitted of the murders of her father and stepmother.
  • 1944
    Continuation war: the Soviet Union demands an unconditional surrender from Finland during the beginning of partially successful Vyborg–Petrozavodsk Offensive. The Finnish government refuses.
  • 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.
  • 1956
    A Venezuelan Super-Constellation crashes in the Atlantic Ocean off Asbury Park, New Jersey, killing 74 people.
  • 1973
    Ezeiza massacre in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Snipers fire upon left-wing Peronists. At least 13 are killed and more than 300 are injured.
  • 1990
    Asteroid Eureka is discovered.
  • 1991
    The German Bundestag votes to move the capital from Bonn back to Berlin.
  • 2009
    During the Iranian election protests, the death of Neda Agha-Soltan is captured on video and spreads virally on the Internet, making it “probably the most widely witnessed death in human history”.

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