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In the Northern Hemisphere, the Summer solstice sometimes occurs on this date, while the Winter solstice occurs in the Southern Hemisphere.

Events

  • 451Battle of Chalons: Flavius Aetius' battles Attila the Hun. After the battle, which was inconclusive, Attila retreats, causing the Romans to interpret it as a victory.
  • 1180First Battle of Uji, starting the Genpei War in Japan.[1]
  • 1620 – The Battle of Höchst takes place during the Thirty Years' War.
  • 1631 – The Sack of Baltimore: The Irish village of Baltimore is attacked by Algerian pirates.
  • 1652Tarhoncu Ahmed Pasha is appointed Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1685Monmouth Rebellion: James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth declares himself King of England at Bridgwater.
  • 1756 – A British garrison is imprisoned in the Black Hole of Calcutta.
  • 1782 – The U.S. Congress adopts the Great Seal of the United States.
  • 1787Oliver Ellsworth moves at the Federal Convention to call the government the 'United States'.
  • 1789Deputies of the French Third Estate take the Tennis Court Oath.
  • 1819 – The U.S. vessel Template:SS arrives at Liverpool, United Kingdom. It is the first steam-propelled vessel to cross the Atlantic, although most of the journey is made under sail.
  • 1837Queen Victoria succeeds to the British throne.[2]
  • 1840Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph.
  • 1862Barbu Catargiu, the Prime Minister of Romania, is assassinated.
  • 1863American Civil War: West Virginia is admitted as the 35th U.S. state.
  • 1877Alexander Graham Bell installs the world's first commercial telephone service in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
  • 1893Lizzie Borden is acquitted of the murders of her father and stepmother.
  • 1895 – The Kiel Canal, crossing the base of the Jutland peninsula and the busiest artificial waterway in the world, is officially opened.
  • 1900Boxer Rebellion: The Imperial Chinese Army begins a 55-day siege of the Legation Quarter in Beijing, China.
  • 1900 – Baron Eduard Toll, leader of the Russian Polar Expedition of 1900, departs Saint Petersburg in Russia on the explorer ship Zarya, never to return.
  • 1921 – Workers of Buckingham and Carnatic Mills in the city of Chennai, India, begin a four-month strike.
  • 1942The Holocaust: Kazimierz Piechowski and three others, dressed as members of the SS-Totenkopfverbände, steal an SS staff car and escape from the Auschwitz concentration camp.
  • 1943 – The Detroit race riot breaks out and continues for three more days.
  • 1943 – World War II: The Royal Air Force launches Operation Bellicose, the first shuttle bombing raid of the war. Lancaster bombers damage the V-2 rocket production facilities at the Zeppelin Works while en route to an air base in Algeria.
  • 1944 – World War II: The Battle of the Philippine Sea concludes with a decisive U.S. naval victory. The lopsided naval air battle is also known as the "Great Marianas Turkey Shoot".
  • 1944 – Continuation War: The Soviet Union demands an unconditional surrender from Finland during the beginning of partially successful Vyborg–Petrozavodsk Offensive. The Finnish government refuses.
  • 1944 – The experimental MW 18014 V-2 rocket reaches an altitude of 176 km, becoming the first man-made object to reach outer space.
  • 1945 – The United States Secretary of State approves the transfer of Wernher von Braun and his team of Nazi rocket scientists to the U.S. under Operation Paperclip.
  • 1948 – The Deutsche Mark is introduced in Western Allied-occupied Germany. The Soviet Military Administration in Germany responded by imposing the Berlin Blockade four days later.
  • 1956 – A Venezuelan Super-Constellation crashes in the Atlantic Ocean off Asbury Park, New Jersey, killing 74 people.
  • 1959A rare June hurricane strikes Canada's Gulf of St. Lawrence killing 35.
  • 1960 – The Mali Federation gains independence from France (it later splits into Mali and Senegal).
  • 1963 – Following the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Soviet Union and the United States sign an agreement to establish the so-called "red telephone" link between Washington and Moscow.
  • 1972Watergate scandal: An 18½-minute gap appears in the tape recording of the conversations between U.S. President Richard Nixon and his advisers regarding the recent arrests of his operatives while breaking into the Watergate complex.
  • 1973Snipers fire upon left-wing Peronists in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in what is known as the Ezeiza massacre. At least 13 are killed and more than 300 are injured.
  • 1973 – Aeroméxico Flight 229 crashes on approach to Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport, killing all 27 people on board.[3]
  • 1975 – The film Jaws is released in the United States, becoming the highest-grossing film of that time and starting the trend of films known as "summer blockbusters".
  • 1979 – ABC News correspondent Bill Stewart is shot dead by a Nicaraguan soldier under the regime of Anastasio Somoza Debayle. The murder is caught on tape and sparks an international outcry against the regime.
  • 1982 – The Argentine Corbeta Uruguay base on Southern Thule surrenders to Royal Marine commandos in the final action of the Falklands War.
  • 1990Asteroid Eureka is discovered.
  • 1990 – The 7.4 Template:M Manjil–Rudbar earthquake affects northern Iran with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme), killing 35,000–50,000, and injuring 60,000–105,000.
  • 1991 – German Bundestag votes to move seat of government from the former West German capital of Bonn to the present capital Berlin.
  • 1994 – The 1994 Imam Reza shrine bomb explosion in Iran leaves at least 25 dead and 70 to 300 injured.
  • 2003 – The Wikimedia Foundation is founded in St. Petersburg, Florida.[4]

Births

  • 1005Ali az-Zahir, Fatimid caliph of Egypt (d. 1036)
  • 1389John of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Bedford, English statesman (d. 1435)
  • 1469Gian Galeazzo Sforza, duke of Milan (d. 1494)
  • 1566Sigismund III Vasa, Polish and Swedish king (d. 1632)
  • 1583Jacob De la Gardie, Swedish soldier and politician, Lord High Constable of Sweden (d. 1652)
  • 1634Charles Emmanuel II, duke of Savoy (d. 1675)
  • 1642George Hickes, English minister and scholar (d. 1715)
  • 1647John George III, Elector of Saxony (d. 1691)
  • 1717Jacques Saly, French sculptor and painter (d. 1776)
  • 1723Adam Ferguson, Scottish philosopher and historian (d. 1816)
  • 1737Tokugawa Ieharu, Japanese shōgun (d. 1786)
  • 1754Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt, princess of Baden (d. 1832)
  • 1756Joseph Martin Kraus, German-Swedish composer and educator (d. 1792)
  • 1761Jacob Hübner, German entomologist and author (d. 1826)
  • 1763Wolfe Tone, Irish rebel leader (d. 1798)
  • 1770Moses Waddel, American minister and academic (d. 1840)
  • 1771Thomas Douglas, 5th Earl of Selkirk, Scottish philanthropist and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Kirkcudbright (d. 1820)
  • 1771 – Hermann von Boyen, Prussian general and politician, Prussian Minister of War (d. 1848)
  • 1777Jean-Jacques Lartigue, Canadian bishop (d. 1840)
  • 1778Jean Baptiste Gay, vicomte de Martignac, French politician, 7th Prime Minister of France (d. 1832)
  • 1786Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, French poet and author (d. 1859)
  • 1796Luigi Amat di San Filippo e Sorso, Italian cardinal (d. 1878)
  • 1808Samson Raphael Hirsch, German rabbi and scholar (d. 1888)
  • 1809Isaak August Dorner, German theologian and academic (d. 1884)
  • 1813Joseph Autran, French poet and author (d. 1877)
  • 1819Jacques Offenbach, German-French cellist and composer (d. 1880)
  • 1847Gina Krog, Norwegian suffragist and women's rights activist (d. 1916)[5]
  • 1855Richard Lodge, English historian and academic (d. 1936)
  • 1858Charles W. Chesnutt, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1932)
  • 1860Alexander Winton, Scottish-American race car driver and engineer (d. 1932)
  • 1860 – Jack Worrall, Australian cricketer, footballer, and coach (d. 1937)
  • 1861Frederick Gowland Hopkins, English biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1947)
  • 1865George Redmayne Murray, English biologist and physician (d. 1939)
  • 1866James Burns, English cricketer (d. 1957)
  • 1869Laxmanrao Kirloskar, Indian businessman, founded the Kirloskar Group (d. 1956)
  • 1870Georges Dufrénoy, French painter and academic (d. 1943)
  • 1872George Carpenter, American 5th General of The Salvation Army (d. 1948)
  • 1875Reginald Punnett, English geneticist, statistician, and academic (d. 1967)
  • 1882Daniel Sawyer, American golfer (d. 1937)
  • 1884Mary R. Calvert, American astronomer and author (d. 1974)
  • 1884 – Johannes Heinrich Schultz, German psychiatrist and psychotherapist (d. 1970)
  • 1885Andrzej Gawroński, Polish linguist and academic (d. 1927)
  • 1887Kurt Schwitters, German painter and illustrator (d. 1948)
  • 1889John S. Paraskevopoulos, Greek-South African astronomer and academic (d. 1951)
  • 1891Giannina Arangi-Lombardi, Italian soprano (d. 1951)
  • 1891 – John A. Costello, Irish lawyer and politician, 3rd Taoiseach of Ireland (d. 1976)
  • 1893Wilhelm Zaisser, German soldier and politician (d. 1958)
  • 1894Lloyd Hall, American chemist and academic (d. 1971)
  • 1896Wilfrid Pelletier, Canadian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1982)
  • 1897Elisabeth Hauptmann, German author and playwright (d. 1973)
  • 1899Jean Moulin, French soldier and engineer (d. 1943)
  • 1903Sam Rabin, English wrestler, sculptor, and singer (d. 1991)
  • 1905Lillian Hellman, American playwright and screenwriter (d. 1984)
  • 1906Bob King, American high jumper and obstetrician (d. 1965)
  • 1907Jimmy Driftwood, American singer-songwriter and banjo player (d. 1998)
  • 1908Billy Werber, American baseball player (d. 2009)
  • 1908 – Gus Schilling, American actor (d. 1957)
  • 1909Errol Flynn, Australian-American actor (d. 1959)
  • 1910Josephine Johnson, American author and poet (d. 1990)
  • 1911Gail Patrick, American actress (d. 1980)
  • 1912Anthony Buckeridge, English author (d. 2004)
  • 1912 – Jack Torrance, American shot putter and football player (d. 1969)
  • 1914Gordon Juckes, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1994)
  • 1914 – Muazzez İlmiye Çığ, Turkish archaeologist and academic
  • 1915Dick Reynolds, Australian footballer and coach (d. 2002)
  • 1915 – Terence Young, Chinese-English director and screenwriter (d. 1994)
  • 1916Jean-Jacques Bertrand, Canadian lawyer and politician, 21st Premier of Quebec (d. 1973)
  • 1916 – T. Texas Tyler, American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1972)
  • 1917Helena Rasiowa, Austrian-Polish mathematician and academic (d. 1994)
  • 1918George Lynch, American race car driver (d. 1997)
  • 1918 – Zoltán Sztáray, Hungarian-American author (d. 2011)
  • 1920Geoffrey Baker, English Field Marshal and Chief of the General Staff of the British Army (d. 1980)
  • 1920 – Danny Cedrone, American guitarist and bandleader (d. 1954)
  • 1920 – Thomas Jefferson, American trumpet player (d. 1986)
  • 1921Byron Farwell, American historian and author (d. 1999)
  • 1921 – Pancho Segura, Ecuadorian tennis player (d. 2017)
  • 1923Peter Gay, German-American historian, author, and academic (d. 2015)
  • 1923 – Jerzy Nowak, Polish actor and educator (d. 2013)
  • 1924Chet Atkins, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2001)
  • 1924 – Fritz Koenig, German sculptor and academic, designed The Sphere (d. 2017)
  • 1925Doris Hart, American tennis player and educator (d. 2015)
  • 1925 – Audie Murphy, American lieutenant and actor, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1971)
  • 1926Rehavam Ze'evi, Israeli general and politician, 9th Israeli Minister of Tourism (d. 2001)
  • 1927Simin Behbahani, Iranian poet and activist (d. 2014)
  • 1928Eric Dolphy, American saxophonist, flute player, and composer (d. 1964)
  • 1928 – Martin Landau, American actor and producer (d. 2017)
  • 1928 – Jean-Marie Le Pen, French intelligence officer and politician
  • 1928 – Asrat Woldeyes, Ethiopian surgeon and educator (d. 1999)
  • 1929Edgar Bronfman, Sr., Canadian-American businessman and philanthropist (d. 2013)
  • 1929 – Anne Weale, English journalist and author (d. 2007)
  • 1929 – Edith Windsor, American lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights activist (d. 2017)
  • 1930Magdalena Abakanowicz, Polish sculptor and academic (d. 2017)
  • 1930 – John Waine, English bishop
  • 1931Olympia Dukakis, American actress
  • 1931 – James Tolkan, American actor and director
  • 1932Robert Rozhdestvensky, Russian poet and author (d. 1994)
  • 1933Danny Aiello, American actor (d. 2019)
  • 1933 – Claire Tomalin, English journalist and author
  • 1934Wendy Craig, English actress
  • 1935Jim Barker, American politician (d. 2005)
  • 1935 – Len Dawson, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1935 – Armando Picchi, Italian footballer and coach (d. 1971)
  • 1936Billy Guy, American singer (d. 2002)
  • 1936 – Enn Vetemaa, Estonian author and screenwriter (d. 2017)
  • 1937Stafford Dean, English actor and singer
  • 1937 – Jerry Keller, American singer-songwriter
  • 1938Joan Kirner, Australian educator and politician, 42nd Premier of Victoria (d. 2015)
  • 1938 – Mickie Most, English music producer (d. 2003)
  • 1939Ramakant Desai, Indian cricketer (d. 1998)
  • 1939 – Budge Rogers, English rugby player and manager
  • 1940Eugen Drewermann, German priest and theologian
  • 1940 – John Mahoney, English actor (d. 2018)
  • 1941Stephen Frears, English actor, director, and producer
  • 1941 – Ulf Merbold, German physicist and astronaut
  • 1942Neil Trudinger, Australian mathematician and theorist
  • 1942 – Brian Wilson, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1945Anne Murray, Canadian singer and guitarist
  • 1946Xanana Gusmão, Timorese soldier and politician, 1st President of East Timor
  • 1946 – David Kazhdan, Russian-Israeli mathematician and academic
  • 1946 – Bob Vila, American television host[6]
  • 1946 – André Watts, American pianist and educator
  • 1947Dolores "LaLa" Brooks, American pop singer (The Crystals)
  • 1948Cirilo Flores, American bishop (d. 2014)
  • 1948 – Ludwig Scotty, Nauruan politician, 10th President of Nauru
  • 1949Alan Longmuir, Scottish bass player and songwriter (d. 2018)
  • 1949 – Lionel Richie, American singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, and actor
  • 1949 – Gotabaya Rajapaksa, 8th president of Sri Lanka
  • 1950Nouri al-Maliki, Iraqi politician, 76th Prime Minister of Iraq
  • 1951Tress MacNeille, American actress and voice artist
  • 1951 – Sheila McLean, Scottish scholar and academic
  • 1951 – Paul Muldoon, Irish poet and academic
  • 1952John Goodman, American actor
  • 1952 – Vikram Seth, Indian author and poet
  • 1953Robert Crais, American author and screenwriter
  • 1953 – Raúl Ramírez, Mexican tennis player
  • 1953 – Willy Rampf, German engineer
  • 1954Allan Lamb, South African-English cricketer and sportscaster
  • 1954 – Ilan Ramon, Israeli colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 2003)
  • 1955E. Lynn Harris, American author (d. 2009)
  • 1956Peter Reid, English footballer and manager
  • 1956 – Sohn Suk-hee, South Korean newscaster
  • 1958Kelly Johnson, English hard rock guitarist and songwriter (d. 2007)
  • 1960Philip M. Parker, American economist and author
  • 1960 – John Taylor, English singer-songwriter, bass player, and actor
  • 1963Kirk Baptiste, American sprinter
  • 1963 – Mark Ovenden, British author and broadcaster
  • 1964Pierfrancesco Chili, Italian motorcycle racer
  • 1964 – Silke Möller, German runner
  • 1966Boaz Yakin, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1967Nicole Kidman, American-Australian actress
  • 1967 – Dan Tyminski, American singer-songwriter
  • 1968Robert Rodriguez, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1969Paulo Bento, Portuguese footballer and manager
  • 1969 – Misha Verbitsky, Russian mathematician and academic
  • 1969 – MaliVai Washington, American tennis player and sportscaster
  • 1970Andrea Nahles, German politician, German Minister of Labour and Social Affairs
  • 1970 – Athol Williams, South African poet and social philosopher
  • 1971Rodney Rogers, American basketball player and coach
  • 1971 – Jeordie White, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and bass player
  • 1972Alexis Alexoudis, Greek footballer
  • 1973Chino Moreno, American singer-songwriter
  • 1975Joan Balcells, Spanish tennis player
  • 1975 – Daniel Zítka, Czech footballer
  • 1976Juliano Belletti, Brazilian footballer
  • 1976 – Carlos Lee, Panamanian baseball player
  • 1977Gordan Giriček, Croatian basketball player
  • 1977 – Amos Lee, American singer-songwriter
  • 1978Frank Lampard, English footballer
  • 1978 – Jan-Paul Saeijs, Dutch footballer
  • 1979Charles Howell III, American golfer
  • 1980Franco Semioli, Italian footballer
  • 1980 – Tika Sumpter, American actress
  • 1980 – Fabian Wegmann, German cyclist
  • 1981Brede Hangeland, Norwegian footballer
  • 1982Aleksei Berezutski, Russian footballer
  • 1982 – Vasili Berezutski, Russian footballer
  • 1982 – Example, English singer/rapper
  • 1983Josh Childress, American basketball player
  • 1983 – Darren Sproles, American football player
  • 1984Hassan Adams, American basketball player
  • 1985Saki Aibu, Japanese actress
  • 1985 – Aurélien Chedjou, Cameroonian footballer
  • 1985 – Matt Flynn, American football player
  • 1986Dreama Walker, American actress[7]
  • 1987A-fu, Taiwanese singer and songwriter
  • 1987 – Carsten Ball, Australian tennis player
  • 1987 – Asmir Begović, Bosnian footballer
  • 1987 – Joseph Ebuya, Kenyan runner
  • 1987 – Kierra Sheard, American gospel singer
  • 1989Christopher Mintz-Plasse, American actor[8]
  • 1989 – Javier Pastore, Argentinian footballer
  • 1989 – Terrelle Pryor, American football player
  • 1990DeQuan Jones, American basketball player
  • 1991Kalidou Koulibaly, Senegalese footballer
  • 1991 – Rick ten Voorde, Dutch footballer
  • 1993Sead Kolašinac, Bosnian footballer
  • 1994Leonard Williams, American football player
  • 1995Caroline Weir, Scottish footballer[9]
  • 1996Sam Bennett, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1997Bálint Kopasz, Hungarian sprint canoeist[10]

Deaths

  • 465Emperor Wencheng of Northern Wei (b. 440)
  • 656Uthman ibn Affan, Rashidun caliph (b. 577)
  • 840Louis the Pious, Carolingian emperor (b. 778)
  • 930Hucbald, Frankish monk and music theorist
  • 981Adalbert, archbishop of Magdeburg[11]
  • 1176Mikhail of Vladimir, Russian prince
  • 1351Margareta Ebner, German nun and mystic (b. 1291)
  • 1405Alexander Stewart, Earl of Buchan, fourth son of King Robert II of Scotland (b. 1343)
  • 1597Willem Barentsz, Dutch cartographer and explorer (b. 1550)
  • 1605Feodor II of Russia (b. 1589)
  • 1668Heinrich Roth, German missionary and scholar (b. 1620)
  • 1776Benjamin Huntsman, English businessman (b. 1704)
  • 1787Carl Friedrich Abel, German viol player and composer (b. 1723)
  • 1800Abraham Gotthelf Kästner, German mathematician and academic (b. 1719)
  • 1810Axel von Fersen the Younger, Swedish general and politician (b. 1755)
  • 1815Guillaume Philibert Duhesme, French general (b. 1766)
  • 1820Manuel Belgrano, Argentinian general, economist, and politician (b. 1770)
  • 1837William IV of the United Kingdom (b. 1765)
  • 1840Pierre Claude François Daunou, French historian and politician (b. 1761)
  • 1847Juan Larrea, Argentinian captain and politician (b. 1782)
  • 1869Hijikata Toshizō, Japanese commander (b. 1835)
  • 1870Jules de Goncourt, French historian and author (b. 1830)
  • 1872Élie Frédéric Forey, French general (b. 1804)
  • 1875Joseph Meek, American police officer and politician (b. 1810)
  • 1888Johannes Zukertort, Polish-English chess player (b. 1842)
  • 1906John Clayton Adams, English painter (b. 1840)
  • 1909Friedrich Martens, Estonian-Russian historian, lawyer, and diplomat (b. 1845)
  • 1925Josef Breuer, Austrian physician and psychologist (b. 1842)
  • 1929Emmanouil Benakis, Greek merchant and politician, 35th Mayor of Athens (b. 1843)
  • 1945Bruno Frank, German author, poet, and playwright (b. 1878)
  • 1947Bugsy Siegel, American mobster (b. 1906)
  • 1952Luigi Fagioli, Italian race car driver (b. 1898)
  • 1958Kurt Alder, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)
  • 1963Raphaël Salem, Greek-French mathematician and academic (b. 1898)
  • 1965Bernard Baruch, American financier and politician (b. 1870)
  • 1966Georges Lemaître, Belgian priest, physicist, and astronomer (b. 1894)
  • 1974Horace Lindrum, Australian snooker player (b. 1912)
  • 1975Suzanne Comhaire-Sylvain, Hatian anthropologist (b. 1898)[12]
  • 1978Mark Robson, Canadian-American director and producer (b. 1913)
  • 1984Estelle Winwood, English actress (b. 1883)
  • 1995Emil Cioran, Romanian-French philosopher and educator (b. 1911)
  • 1997Cahit Külebi, Turkish poet and author (b. 1917)
  • 1999Clifton Fadiman, American game show host, author, and critic (b. 1902)
  • 2001Gina Cigna, French-Italian soprano (b. 1900)
  • 2002Erwin Chargaff, Austrian-American biochemist and academic (b. 1905)
  • 2002 – Tinus Osendarp, Dutch runner (b. 1916)
  • 2004Jim Bacon, Australian politician, 41st Premier of Tasmania (b. 1950)
  • 2005Larry Collins, American journalist, historian, and author (b. 1929)
  • 2005 – Jack Kilby, American physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1923)
  • 2010Roberto Rosato, Italian footballer (b. 1943)
  • 2010 – Harry B. Whittington, English palaeontologist and academic (b. 1916)
  • 2011Ryan Dunn, American television personality (b. 1977)
  • 2012Judy Agnew, Second Lady of the United States. (b. 1921)[13]
  • 2012 – LeRoy Neiman, American painter (b. 1921)
  • 2012 – Heinrich IV, Prince Reuss of Köstritz (b. 1919)
  • 2012 – Andrew Sarris, American critic (b. 1928)
  • 2013Ingvar Rydell, Swedish footballer (b. 1922)
  • 2015Angelo Niculescu, Romanian footballer and manager (b. 1921)
  • 2015 – Miriam Schapiro, Canadian-American painter and sculptor (b. 1923)
  • 2017Prodigy, American music artist (b. 1974)

Holidays and observances

  • Christian feast day:
    • Adalbert of Magdeburg
    • Florentina
    • John of Matera
    • Blessed Margareta Ebner
    • Methodius of Olympus
    • Pope Silverius
    • June 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Day of the National Flag (Argentina)
  • Earliest date for the summer solstice in the Northern hemisphere and the winter solstice in the Southern hemisphere, and its related observance:
    • Earliest day on which Day of the Finnish Flag can fall, while June 26 is the latest; celebrated on Saturday of Midsummer's Day (Finland)
    • International Surfing Day (on or near Summer solstice)
    • Litha / Midsummer celebrations in the northern hemisphere, Yule in the southern hemisphere.
  • Gas Sector Day (Azerbaijan)
  • Martyrs' Day (Eritrea)
  • West Virginia Day (West Virginia)
  • World Refugee Day (International)

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