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.
Japanese daimyo Oda Nobunaga is forced to commit suicide in Honnō-ji, Kyoto.
James Otis, Jr. offends the King and Parliament in a speech to the Massachusetts General Court.
Peninsular War: Battle of Vitoria.
Greek War of Independence: Egyptian forces capture Psara in the Aegean Sea.
Boxer Rebellion. China formally declared war on the United States, Britain, Germany, France and Japan, as an edict issued from the Dowager Empress Cixi.
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.
Ellen Fairclough is sworn in as Canada’s first woman Cabinet Minister.
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.
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?
Maria Francisca of Nemours, Queen of Portugal (d. 1683)
Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, German composer (d. 1791)
Ralph Craig, American athlete (d. 1972)
Giovanni Spadolini, Italian politician (d. 1994)
Salomé, Spanish singer
Gérard Lanvin, French actor
Kôichi Mashimo, Japanese anime director
Tim Bray, Canadian computer programmer
Sammi Davis, British actress
Anthony Morelli, American football player
Who died on June 21?
Niccolò Machiavelli, Italian historian and political author (b. 1469)
Leland Stanford, American business tycoon and founder of Stanford University (b. 1824)
Leonard Trelawny Hobhouse, British politician (b. 1864)
Gideon Sundback, American inventor who perfected the zipper (b. 1880)
Johannes Stark, German physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1874)
Tage Erlander, Prime Minister of Sweden (b. 1901)
John Lee Hooker, American musician (b. 1916)
Kermit Love, American puppeteer (b. 1916)
Irwin Barker, Canadian comedian (b. 1956)
Robert Kroetsch, Canadian author (b. 1927)
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