About June 21

June 21, 2024 is the 173rd day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 193 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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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 222 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

  • 217 BC
    The Romans, led by Gaius Flaminius, are ambushed and defeated by Hannibal at the Battle of Lake Trasimene.
  • 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.
  • 1582
    Japanese daimyo Oda Nobunaga is forced to commit suicide in Honnō-ji, Kyoto.
  • 1768
    James Otis, Jr. offends the King and Parliament in a speech to the Massachusetts General Court.
  • 1798
    Irish Rebellion of 1798: The British Army defeats Irish rebels at the Battle of Vinegar Hill.
  • 1813
    Peninsular War: Battle of Vitoria.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1942
    World War II: Tobruk falls to Italian and German forces.
  • 1948
    Columbia Records introduces the long-playing record album in a public demonstration at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York, New York.
  • 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.
  • 1964
    Three civil rights workers, Andrew Goodman, James Chaney and Mickey Schwerner, are murdered in Neshoba County, Mississippi, United States, by members of the Ku Klux Klan.
  • 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.
  • 1982
    John Hinckley is found not guilty by reason of insanity for the attempted assassination of U.S. President Ronald Reagan.
  • 2006
    Pluto’s newly discovered moons are officially named Nix & Hydra.
  • 2009
    Greenland assumes self-rule.

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