What happened this day in history June 20

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

  • 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.
  • 1605
    After only three months as tsar, 16-year-old Feodor II of Russia is assassinated.
  • 1756
    A British garrison is imprisoned in the Black Hole of Calcutta.
  • 1787
    Oliver Ellsworth moves at the Federal Convention to call the government the United States.
  • 1862
    Barbu Catargiu, the Prime Minister of Romania, is assassinated.
  • 1877
    Alexander Graham Bell installs the world’s first commercial telephone service in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
  • 1919
    150 die at the Teatro Yaguez fire, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
  • 1956
    A Venezuelan Super-Constellation crashes in the Atlantic Ocean off Asbury Park, New Jersey, killing 74 people.
  • 1959
    A rare June hurricane strikes Canada’s Gulf of St. Lawrence killing 35.
  • 1982
    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?

  • 1485
    Astorre III Manfredi, lord of Faenza (d. 1502)
  • 1717
    Jacques Saly, French sculptor (d. 1776)
  • 1893
    Wilhelm Zaisser, German politician (d. 1958)
  • 1923
    Bjørn Watt-Boolsen, Danish actor (d. 1998)
  • 1934
    Rossana Podestà, Italian actress
  • 1937
    Jerry Keller, American pop singer and songwriter
  • 1952
    John Goodman, American actor
  • 1980
    Fabian Wegmann, German road racing cyclist
  • 1983
    Darren Sproles, American football player
  • 1984
    Hassan Adams, American basketball player

Who died on June 20?

  • 1597
    Willem Barentsz, Dutch navigator (b. 1550)
  • 1872
    Elie Frédéric Forey, French general (b. 1804)
  • 1929
    Emmanuel Benakis, Greek merchant and politician (b. 1843)
  • 1978
    Mark Robson, Canadian film director and producer (b. 1913)
  • 1995
    Emil Cioran, Romanian-born French philosopher (b. 1911)
  • 1996
    Jim Ellison, singer/guitarist for (Material Issue) (b. 1964)
  • 2005
    Jack Kilby, American electrical engineer, Nobel laureate (b. 1923)
  • 2009
    Neda Agha-Soltan, Iranian student (b. 1982)
  • 2010
    Harry Blackmore Whittington, British palaeontologist (b. 1916)
  • 2011
    Ryan Dunn, American actor (b. 1977)

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