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 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 194 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 7, 2021 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 27,069,120 minutes 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 226 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 3,103 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

  • 1605
    After only three months as tsar, 16-year-old Feodor II of Russia is assassinated.
  • 1819
    The U.S. vessel SS Savannah arrives at Liverpool, England, United Kingdom. She is the first steam-propelled vessel to cross the Atlantic, although most of the journey is made under sail.
  • 1837
    Queen Victoria succeeds to the British throne.
  • 1862
    Barbu Catargiu, the Prime Minister of Romania, is assassinated.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1960
    The Mali Federation gains independence from France (it later splits into Mali and Senegal).
  • 1963
    The so-called “red telephone” is established between the Soviet Union and the United States following the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Who were born on June 20?

  • 1756
    Joseph Martin Kraus, Swedish composer (d. 1792)
  • 1908
    Billy Werber, American baseball player (d. 2009)
  • 1953
    Ulrich Mühe, German actor (d. 2007)
  • 1953
    Willy Rampf, German F1 technical director (BMW, Sauber)
  • 1954
    Miles O'Keeffe, American actor
  • 1970
    Bruce Woodcock, American computer games analyst
  • 1970
    Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco
  • 1976
    Jerome Fontamillas, American musician (Switchfoot)
  • 1977
    Gordan Giriček, Croatian basketball player
  • 1997
    Maria Lark, Russian/American actress

Who died on June 20?

  • 840
    Louis the Pious, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (b. 778)
  • 1810
    Count Axel von Fersen the Younger, Swedish statesman (b. 1755)
  • 1820
    Manuel Belgrano, Argentine lawyer and politician (b. 1770)
  • 1837
    William IV of the United Kingdom (b. 1765)
  • 1965
    Bernard Baruch, American presidential advisor and financier (b. 1870)
  • 1974
    Horace Lindrum, Australian snooker and billiards player (b. 1912)
  • 1984
    Estelle Winwood, English actress (b. 1883)
  • 1997
    Lawrence Payton, American singer (The Four Tops) (b. 1938)
  • 2007
    Trevor Henry, New Zealand justice (b. 1902)
  • 2010
    Roberto Rosato, Italian footballer (b. 1943)

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