What happened this day in history June 21

What are the important events that happened on June 21? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

June 21: Facts & Myths About This Day

June 21 is the 173rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 193 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 8, 2020 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 26,544,960 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 ‘hectaheptacontatrigon’ 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 236 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 2,739 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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June 21: This Day In History

On non-leap years (until 2039), this day marks the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere and the winter solstice in the southern hemisphere, and is the day of the year with the most hours of daylight in the northern hemisphere and the least hours of daylight in the southern hemisphere.

June 21 Historical Events

  • 217 BC
    The Romans, led by Gaius Flaminius, are ambushed and defeated by Hannibal at the Battle of Lake Trasimene.
  • 1582
    Japanese daimyo Oda Nobunaga is forced to commit suicide in Honnō-ji, Kyoto.
  • 1768
    James Otis, Jr. offends the King and Parliament in a speech to the Massachusetts General Court.
  • 1813
    Peninsular War: Battle of Vitoria.
  • 1824
    Greek War of Independence: Egyptian forces capture Psara in the Aegean Sea.
  • 1900
    Boxer Rebellion. China formally declared war on the United States, Britain, Germany, France and Japan, as an edict issued from the Dowager Empress Cixi.
  • 1915
    The U.S. Supreme Court hands down its decision in Guinn v. United States 238 US 347 1915, striking down an Oklahoma law denying the right to vote to some citizens.
  • 1957
    Ellen Fairclough is sworn in as Canada’s first woman Cabinet Minister.
  • 1973
    In handing down the decision in Miller v. California 413 US 15, the Supreme Court of the United States establishes the Miller Test for obscenity in U.S. law.
  • 2000
    Section 28 (of the Local Government Act 1988), outlawing the ‘promotion’of homosexuality in the United Kingdom, is repealed in Scotland with a 99 to 17 vote.

Who were born on June 21?

  • 1646
    Maria Francisca of Nemours, Queen of Portugal (d. 1683)
  • 1732
    Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, German composer (d. 1791)
  • 1889
    Ralph Craig, American athlete (d. 1972)
  • 1925
    Giovanni Spadolini, Italian politician (d. 1994)
  • 1943
    Salomé, Spanish singer
  • 1950
    Gérard Lanvin, French actor
  • 1952
    Kôichi Mashimo, Japanese anime director
  • 1955
    Tim Bray, Canadian computer programmer
  • 1964
    Sammi Davis, British actress
  • 1985
    Anthony Morelli, American football player

Who died on June 21?

  • 1527
    Niccolò Machiavelli, Italian historian and political author (b. 1469)
  • 1893
    Leland Stanford, American business tycoon and founder of Stanford University (b. 1824)
  • 1929
    Leonard Trelawny Hobhouse, British politician (b. 1864)
  • 1954
    Gideon Sundback, American inventor who perfected the zipper (b. 1880)
  • 1957
    Johannes Stark, German physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1874)
  • 1985
    Tage Erlander, Prime Minister of Sweden (b. 1901)
  • 2001
    John Lee Hooker, American musician (b. 1916)
  • 2008
    Kermit Love, American puppeteer (b. 1916)
  • 2010
    Irwin Barker, Canadian comedian (b. 1956)
  • 2011
    Robert Kroetsch, Canadian author (b. 1927)

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