About June 21

June 21, 2021 is the 172nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 193 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 225 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

June 21: More About This Day

On non-leap years (until 2039), this day marks the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere and the winter solstice in the southern hemisphere, and is the day of the year with the most hours of daylight in the northern hemisphere and the least hours of daylight in the southern hemisphere.

What Happened On June 21

  • 524
    Godomar, King of the Burgundians defeats the Franks at the Battle of Vézeronce.
  • 1582
    Japanese daimyo Oda Nobunaga is forced to commit suicide in Honnō-ji, Kyoto.
  • 1621
    Execution of 27 Czech noblemen on the Old Town Square in Prague as a consequence of the Battle of White Mountain.
  • 1768
    James Otis, Jr. offends the King and Parliament in a speech to the Massachusetts General Court.
  • 1791
    King Louis XVI of France and his immediate family begin the Flight to Varennes during the French Revolution.
  • 1798
    Irish Rebellion of 1798: The British Army defeats Irish rebels at the Battle of Vinegar Hill.
  • 1826
    Maniots defeat Egyptians under Ibrahim Pasha in the Battle of Vergas.
  • 1900
    Baron Eduard Toll, leader of the Russian Polar Expedition of 1900, departed Saint Petersburg in Russia on the explorer ship Zarya, never to return.
  • 1900
    Boxer Rebellion. China formally declared war on the United States, Britain, Germany, France and Japan, as an edict issued from the Dowager Empress Cixi.
  • 1915
    The U.S. Supreme Court hands down its decision in Guinn v. United States 238 US 347 1915, striking down an Oklahoma law denying the right to vote to some citizens.
  • 1919
    Admiral Ludwig von Reuter scuttles the German fleet in Scapa Flow, Orkney. The nine sailors killed are the last casualties of World War I.
  • 1930
    One-year conscription comes into force in France.
  • 1940
    France signs an armistice with Germany at Compiègne.
  • 1940
    The first successful west-to-east navigation of Northwest Passage begins at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  • 1942
    World War II: Tobruk falls to Italian and German forces.
  • 1957
    Ellen Fairclough is sworn in as Canada’s first woman Cabinet Minister.
  • 1977
    Bülent Ecevit, of CHP forms the new government of Turkey.
  • 2000
    Section 28 (of the Local Government Act 1988), outlawing the ‘promotion’of homosexuality in the United Kingdom, is repealed in Scotland with a 99 to 17 vote.
  • 2006
    Pluto’s newly discovered moons are officially named Nix & Hydra.
  • 2009
    Greenland assumes self-rule.

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