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 172nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 194 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 7, 2020 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 442,392 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 ‘hectaheptacontadigon’ 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 237 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 2,738 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

  • 1789
    Deputies of the French Third Estate take the Tennis Court Oath.
  • 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.
  • 1943
    The Detroit Race Riot breaks out and continues for three more days.
  • 1944
    Continuation war: the Soviet Union demands an unconditional surrender from Finland during the beginning of partially successful Vyborg–Petrozavodsk Offensive. The Finnish government refuses.
  • 1948
    Toast of the Town, later The Ed Sullivan Show, makes its television debut.
  • 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.
  • 1963
    The so-called “red telephone” is established between the Soviet Union and the United States following the Cuban Missile Crisis.
  • 1972
    Watergate scandal: An 18½-minute gap appears in the tape recording of the conversations between U.S. President Richard Nixon and his advisers regarding the recent arrests of his operatives while breaking into the Watergate complex.

Who were born on June 20?

  • 1583
    Jacob De la Gardie, Swedish soldier and statesman (d. 1652)
  • 1899
    Jean Moulin, French Resistance leader (d. 1943)
  • 1908
    Billy Werber, American baseball player (d. 2009)
  • 1932
    Robert Rozhdestvensky, Russian poet (d. 1994)
  • 1942
    Richard I. Neal, American general
  • 1976
    Jerome Fontamillas, American musician (Switchfoot)
  • 1977
    Gordan Giriček, Croatian basketball player
  • 1978
    LaVar Arrington, American football player
  • 1978
    Quinton Jackson, American mixed martial artist
  • 1989
    Christopher Mintz-Plasse, American actor

Who died on June 20?

  • 451
    Theodorid, King of the Visigoths
  • 840
    Louis the Pious, Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire (b. 778)
  • 1776
    Benjamin Huntsman, English inventor and manufacturer (b. 1704)
  • 1847
    Juan Larrea, Argentine economist (b. 1782)
  • 1869
    Hijikata Toshizō, Shinsengumi vice-commander (b. 1835)
  • 1875
    Joseph Meek, American mountain man (b. 1810)
  • 1925
    Josef Breuer, Austrian psychologist (b. 1842)
  • 1966
    Georges Lemaître, Belgian catholic priest and astronomer, originator of the Big Bang theory (b. 1894)
  • 1974
    Horace Lindrum, Australian snooker and billiards player (b. 1912)
  • 2009
    Neda Agha-Soltan, Iranian student (b. 1982)

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