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 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 193 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 8, 2023 – a Wednesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,687,305,600 seconds 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 234 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 3,834 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

  • 1788
    New Hampshire ratifies the Constitution of the United States and is admitted as the 9th state in the United States.
  • 1791
    King Louis XVI of France and his immediate family begin the Flight to Varennes during the French Revolution.
  • 1854
    The first Victoria Cross is awarded during the bombardment of Bomarsund in the Åland Islands.
  • 1864
    New Zealand Land Wars: The Tauranga Campaign ends.
  • 1919
    The Royal Canadian Mounted Police fire a volley into a crowd of unemployed war veterans, killing two, during the Winnipeg General Strike.
  • 1964
    Three civil rights workers, Andrew Goodman, James Chaney and Mickey Schwerner, are murdered in Neshoba County, Mississippi, United States, by members of the Ku Klux Klan.
  • 1970
    Penn Central declares Section 77 bankruptcy, largest ever US corporate bankruptcy up to this date.
  • 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.
  • 1977
    Bülent Ecevit, of CHP forms the new government of Turkey.
  • 2001
    A federal grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia, indicts 13 Saudis and a Lebanese in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 American servicemen.

Who were born on June 21?

  • 1535
    Leonhard Rauwolf, German physician and botanist (d. 1596)
  • 1764
    Sidney Smith, British Royal Navy admiral (d. 1840)
  • 1781
    Siméon Denis Poisson, French mathematician and physicist (d. 1840)
  • 1870
    Clara Immerwahr, German chemist (d. 1915)
  • 1906
    Nusch Éluard, French performer, model, and artist (d. 1946)
  • 1943
    Salomé, Spanish singer
  • 1953
    Maurice Boucher, Canadian organized crime boss
  • 1976
    Antonio Cochran, American football player
  • 1978
    Cristiano Lupatelli, Italian footballer
  • 1991
    Gaël Kakuta, French footballer

Who died on June 21?

  • 223
    Liu Bei, Emperor of Shu Han (b. 161)
  • 1547
    Sebastiano del Piombo, Italian painter (b. 1485)
  • 1796
    Richard Gridley, American Revolutionary soldier (b. 1710)
  • 1934
    Thorne Smith, American author (b. 1892)
  • 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)
  • 2003
    Leon Uris, American writer (b. 1924)
  • 2004
    Leonel Brizola, Brazilian politician (b. 1922)

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