About June 21

June 21, 2020 is the 173rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 193 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 236 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.
  • 1307
    Külüg Khan is enthroned as Khagan of the Mongols and Wuzong of the Yuan.
  • 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.
  • 1788
    New Hampshire ratifies the Constitution of the United States and is admitted as the 9th state in the United States.
  • 1798
    Irish Rebellion of 1798: The British Army defeats Irish rebels at the Battle of Vinegar Hill.
  • 1813
    Peninsular War: Battle of Vitoria.
  • 1854
    The first Victoria Cross is awarded during the bombardment of Bomarsund in the Åland Islands.
  • 1877
    The Molly Maguires, ten Irish immigrants convicted of murder, are hanged at the Schuylkill County and Carbon County, Pennsylvania prisons.
  • 1898
    The United States captures Guam from Spain.
  • 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
    The Royal Canadian Mounted Police fire a volley into a crowd of unemployed war veterans, killing two, during the Winnipeg General Strike.
  • 1929
    An agreement brokered by U.S. Ambassador Dwight Whitney Morrow ends the Cristero War in Mexico.
  • 1940
    The first successful west-to-east navigation of Northwest Passage begins at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  • 1952
    The Philippine School of Commerce, through a republic act, is converted to Philippine College of Commerce, later to be the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
  • 1957
    Ellen Fairclough is sworn in as Canada’s first woman Cabinet Minister.
  • 1973
    In handing down the decision in Miller v. California 413 US 15, the Supreme Court of the United States establishes the Miller Test for obscenity in U.S. law.
  • 2001
    A federal grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia, indicts 13 Saudis and a Lebanese in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 American servicemen.

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