What are the important events that happened on June 20? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

June 20: Facts & Myths About This Day

June 20 is the 171st day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 194 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 7, 2017 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 416,088 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectaheptacontahenagon’ day.

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Gemini is the zodiac 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 244 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,642 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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June 20: This Day In History

On leap years, this day usually marks the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere and the winter solstice in the southern hemisphere.

June 20 Historical Events

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1756
    A British garrison is imprisoned in the Black Hole of Calcutta.
  • 1837
    Queen Victoria succeeds to the British throne.
  • 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.
  • 1900
    Boxer Rebellion: The Imperial Chinese Army begins a 55-day siege of the Legation Quarter in Beijing, China.
  • 1991
    The German Bundestag votes to move the capital from Bonn back to Berlin.

Who were born on June 20?

  • 1894
    Lloyd Hall, American chemist (d. 1971)
  • 1911
    Gail Patrick, American actress (d. 1980)
  • 1915
    Dick Reynolds, Australian rules footballer and coach (d. 2002)
  • 1933
    Danny Aiello, American actor
  • 1945
    Anne Murray, Canadian singer
  • 1953
    Ulrich Mühe, German actor (d. 2007)
  • 1969
    Peter Paige, American actor
  • 1971
    Rodney Rogers, American basketball player
  • 1976
    Carlos Lee, Panamanian baseball player
  • 1985
    Halil Savran, German footballer

Who died on June 20?

  • 1176
    Mikhail of Vladimir, Russian prince
  • 1820
    Manuel Belgrano, Argentine lawyer and politician (b. 1770)
  • 1929
    Emmanuel Benakis, Greek merchant and politician (b. 1843)
  • 1945
    Luís Fernando de Orleans y Borbón, Spanish prince (b. 1888)
  • 1952
    Luigi Fagioli, Italian race car driver (b. 1898)
  • 1978
    Mark Robson, Canadian film director and producer (b. 1913)
  • 1996
    Jim Ellison, singer/guitarist for (Material Issue) (b. 1964)
  • 1998
    Conrad Schumann, East German border guard (b. 1942)
  • 2007
    Trevor Henry, New Zealand justice (b. 1902)
  • 2010
    Harry Blackmore Whittington, British palaeontologist (b. 1916)

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