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 172nd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 193 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 8, 2022 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 27,596,160 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 ‘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 215 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 3,469 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

  • 1307
    Külüg Khan is enthroned as Khagan of the Mongols and Wuzong of the Yuan.
  • 1734
    In Montreal in New France, a slave known by the French name of Marie-Joseph Angélique is put to death, having been convicted of setting the fire that destroyed much of the city.
  • 1768
    James Otis, Jr. offends the King and Parliament in a speech to the Massachusetts General Court.
  • 1877
    The Molly Maguires, ten Irish immigrants convicted of murder, are hanged at the Schuylkill County and Carbon County, Pennsylvania prisons.
  • 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.
  • 1919
    Admiral Ludwig von Reuter scuttles the German fleet in Scapa Flow, Orkney. The nine sailors killed are the last casualties of World War I.
  • 1942
    World War II: A Japanese submarine surfaces near the Columbia River in Oregon, firing 17 shells at nearby Fort Stevens in one of only a handful of attacks by the Japanese against the United States mainland.
  • 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.
  • 1982
    John Hinckley is found not guilty by reason of insanity for the attempted assassination of U.S. President Ronald Reagan.
  • 2004
    SpaceShipOne becomes the first privately funded spaceplane to achieve spaceflight.

Who were born on June 21?

  • 1781
    Siméon Denis Poisson, French mathematician and physicist (d. 1840)
  • 1894
    Milward Kennedy, British public servant and mystery writer (d. 1968)
  • 1945
    Adam Zagajewski, Polish philosopher and poet
  • 1946
    Rob Dyson, American racing driver and race team owner
  • 1960
    Kevin Harlan, American sportscaster
  • 1964
    Dimitris Papaioannou, Greek avant-garde stage director, choreographer and visual artist
  • 1965
    Larry Wachowski, American film director
  • 1974
    Natasha Desborough, British radio personality
  • 1978
    Jean-Pascal Lacoste, French singer, actor and TV host
  • 1988
    Allyssa DeHaan, American collegiate basketball and volleyball player

Who died on June 21?

  • 1040
    Fulk III, Count of Anjou (b. 972)
  • 1621
    Louis III, Cardinal of Guise (b. 1575)
  • 1908
    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian composer (b. 1844)
  • 1951
    Charles Dillon Perrine, American astronomer (b. 1867)
  • 1957
    Johannes Stark, German physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1874)
  • 1985
    Ettore Boiardi, Italian chef, founder of Chef Boyardee (b. 1897)
  • 1994
    William Wilson Morgan, American astronomer (b. 1906)
  • 2001
    Carroll O'Connor, American actor (b. 1924)
  • 2001
    Souad Hosni, Egyptian actress (b. 1942)
  • 2006
    Jared C. Monti, Medal Of Honor Recipient (b. 1975)

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