June 20 holidays in 2022

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
Flag Day Argentina National Holiday
World Refugee Day - International (Awareness & Cause)
American Eagle Day United States Observance
Martyrs' Day Eritrea Public Holiday
National Kouign Amann Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
National Hike with a Geek Day - Unofficial (Activity & Action)
National Vanilla Milkshake Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
National Ice Cream Soda Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Queen's Birthday Multiple [Show] Public Holiday
Labour Day observed Trinidad and Tobago Public Holiday
West Virginia Day United States (West Virginia) State Holiday
National Heroes Day Bermuda Public Holiday
Corpus Christi Colombia National Holiday
June Solstice Multiple [Show] Season

Historical Events on June 20

  • 1819: The SS Savannah becomes the first steam-propelled ship to cross the Atlantic when it arrives at Liverpool in the United Kingdom.
  • 1837: Queen Victoria takes the British throne.
  • 1840: A patent for the telegraph is given to Samuel Morse.
  • 1863: West Virginia becomes the 35th State is the U.S.
  • 1877: The first commercial telephone services in Hamilton, Ontario is installed by Alexander Graham Bell.
  • 1893: Lizzie Borden is found innocent of the murders of her father and stepmother.
  • 1895: The Kiel Canal is opened on this date.
  • 1900: An almost 2-month siege of Legation Quarter in Beijing, China is begun by the Imperial Chinese Army during the Boxer Rebellion.
  • 1900: The leader of the Russian Polar Expedition of 1900 – Baron Eduard Toll – leaves the city of Saint Petersburg, Russian aboard the explorer ship named Zarya. He is never seen again.
  • 1940: During World War II on this date, Italy attempts to invade France but fails.
  • 1941: Just 2-days before Hitler invades Russia, the U.S. Army Air Corps is downgraded to just being the training and logistical army of the U.S Army Air Forces.
  • 1942: Kazimierz Piechowski and 3 other political prisoners manage to escape an Auschwitz Concentration Camp by dressing as members of the SS-Totenkopfverbände and stealing an SS stafe car.
  • 1943: The Detroit Race Riots begin. They will last for 3 more days.
  • 1944: The Battle of the Philippine Sea ends during World War 2. It was a decisive naval victory and the aerial portion of the battle is often known as the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot.
  • 1945: Under Operation Paperclip, the U.S Secretary of State approves the transfer of Wernher von Braun and his team of Nazi scientists to the United States.

Famous Birthdays on June 20

  • English biochemist and Nobel Prize laureate, Frederick Gowland Hopkins is born in 1861.
  • American actress Olympia Dukakis is born in 1931.
  • American actor Danny Aiello is born in 1933.
  • English actor John Mahoney is born in 1940.
  • American singer-songwriter and producer, Lionel Richie is born in 1949.

Father’s Day

Labor Day

Rosh Hashanah

Yom Kippur

Columbus Day

Guy Fawkes Day