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 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 194 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 7, 2022 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 1,655,683,200 seconds 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 216 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 3,468 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
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.
After only three months as tsar, 16-year-old Feodor II of Russia is assassinated.
A British garrison is imprisoned in the Black Hole of Calcutta.
Oliver Ellsworth moves at the Federal Convention to call the government the United States.
Barbu Catargiu, the Prime Minister of Romania, is assassinated.
Alexander Graham Bell installs the world’s first commercial telephone service in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
150 die at the Teatro Yaguez fire, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
A Venezuelan Super-Constellation crashes in the Atlantic Ocean off Asbury Park, New Jersey, killing 74 people.
A rare June hurricane strikes Canada’s Gulf of St. Lawrence killing 35.
The Argentine base (Corbeta Uruguay) on Southern Thule surrenders to Royal Marine commandos in the final action of the Falklands War.
Who were born on June 20?
Astorre III Manfredi, lord of Faenza (d. 1502)
Jacques Saly, French sculptor (d. 1776)
Wilhelm Zaisser, German politician (d. 1958)
Bjørn Watt-Boolsen, Danish actor (d. 1998)
Rossana Podestà, Italian actress
Jerry Keller, American pop singer and songwriter
John Goodman, American actor
Fabian Wegmann, German road racing cyclist
Darren Sproles, American football player
Hassan Adams, American basketball player
Who died on June 20?
Willem Barentsz, Dutch navigator (b. 1550)
Elie Frédéric Forey, French general (b. 1804)
Emmanuel Benakis, Greek merchant and politician (b. 1843)
Mark Robson, Canadian film director and producer (b. 1913)
Emil Cioran, Romanian-born French philosopher (b. 1911)
Jim Ellison, singer/guitarist for (Material Issue) (b. 1964)
Jack Kilby, American electrical engineer, Nobel laureate (b. 1923)
Neda Agha-Soltan, Iranian student (b. 1982)
Harry Blackmore Whittington, British palaeontologist (b. 1916)
Ryan Dunn, American actor (b. 1977)
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