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In the Gregorian Calendar, June 20 is the 171th
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Quote of the Day…

We always have the impression that we could do better what others do, Unfortunately we do not have the same feeling towards what we do ourselves.

— Emil Cioran
French essayist of Romanian origin (died June 20, 1995)

Events that Happened “A Day as Today”

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Events that Happened “Such a Day as Today” / Image Credit: Gerd Altmann

June 20 – A Day as Today – Events

  • 451: in the Western Roman Empire, in the north of present-day France, the Battle of the Catalan Fields against Attila begins.
  • 536: in Rome, Silverio is elected pope.
  • 712: Battle of Raor, a strong army led by Muhammad ibn al-Qasim, marches on Debal where it joins a fleet. Victory is won through a catapult. The king of Sind, Raja Dâhir, is defeated and killed in battle.
  • 1325: the construction of the Greater Temple of the city of Mexico-Tenochtitlan begins.
  • 1333: in Spain, the Merinid and Nasrid armies attack and recover the Andalusian city of Gibraltar.
  • 1500: In Seville, Queen Isabel la Católica prohibits slavery through a Royal Provision. In addition, with the same order, the natives come to be considered subjects of the Crown with the same obligations and privileges as the rest of the Spanish.
  • 1684: In southern Connecticut (United States) a violent storm (including several tornadoes) devastates several towns, especially in Hartford County, leaving a trail of fallen trees about 800 m wide.
  • 1698: in Ambato (Ecuador), near the Carihuairarazo volcano, an earthquake leaves thousands of fatalities. (Possibly the same earthquake as on July 19, 1698).
  • 1782 – In the United States, Congress approves the design of the nation’s emblem – the Seal of the United States.
  • 1789: the commitment Oath of the Ball Game is presented in Versailles, by which the deputies of the Third Estate agree not to separate until a new Constitution is obtained.
  • 1816: the Flag of Argentina is adopted as an Argentine national symbol.
  • 1837: in London (British Empire), Alejandrina Victoria is crowned Queen of the United Kingdom and Ireland with the name of Victoria I (the Victorian era begins).
  • 1867: In the United States, President Andrew Johnson acquires the purchased territory of Alaska from the Russians.
  • 1867: in Buenos Aires (Argentina) the first soccer game is played in that country.
  • 1904: The International Association of Recognized Automobile Clubs, predecessor of the International Automobile Federation, is founded.
  • 1923: in El Salvador, between today and tomorrow serious floods are registered.
  • 1924: in San Salvador (El Salvador) a serious flood is registered.
  • 1928: the Real Valladolid football club is founded in Spain.
  • 1930: The National Anonymous Telephone Company of Venezuela CANTV is founded
  • 1933: in the Caribbean Sea, the Spanish aviators Mariano Barberán and Joaquín Collar, who had crossed the Atlantic aboard the Cuatro Vientos, depart from Havana for Mexico, disappearing on the way.
  • 1937: In Argentina, the motoring category Turismo Carretera is created.
  • 1947: the Morón Sports Club is founded in Argentina.
  • 1949: in Argentina, the constitutional president Juan Domingo Perón decrees that the national universities of that country are free for the inhabitants of Argentina and all Latin American countries. That law continues to this day.
  • 1960: in Buenos Aires (Argentina), the Congress ―composed of all the Argentine political parties except the Justicialista Party (which in 1954 had won the elections by 62% of the votes), which was prohibited by President Arturo Frondizi since the March 13 – Approves the Federal Law for the Repression of Terrorism to fight the Peronist Resistance.
  • 1961: in Argentina, the Argentine guerrilla and doctor Ernesto Che Guevara (Minister of Industry of Cuba), visits President Arturo Frondizi.
  • 1963: in Buenos Aires (Argentina), a decree of the dictatorship of the civilian José María Guido vetoes all those parties in any of whose lists appear Peronists or Experonists. The candidate of the National and Popular Front, Vicente Solano Lima, calls a blank vote.

Who was Born “A Day as Today”?

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Who was Born “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Susanne Jutzeler

June 20 – A Day as Today – Births

  • 236 a. C .: Scipio the African, Roman politician (f. 183 BC).
  • 1005: Ali az-Zahir, Fatimid caliph between 1021 and 1036 (d. 1036).
  • 1389: Juan de Lancaster, French regent (d. 1435).
  • 1469: Gian Galeazzo Sforza, Milanese aristocrat (d. 1494).
  • 1510: Gracia Nasi, Portuguese businesswoman and philanthropist (d. 1569).
  • 1566: Sigismund III Vasa, Polish king between 1587 and 1632 and Swedish between 1592 and 1599 (f. 1632).
  • 1615: Salvatore Rosa, Italian painter and etcher (d. 1673).
  • 1634: Carlos Manuel II, Savoyard aristocrat (d. 1675).
  • 1647: John George III of Saxony, German nobleman (d. 1691).
  • 1672: Luis César de Borbón, French nobleman (d. 1683).
  • 1674: Nicholas Rowe, British poet (d. 1718).
  • 1682: Eleanor of Schwarzenberg, Austrian nobleman (d. 1741).
  • 1687: Giovanni Battista Pittoni, Italian painter (d. 1767).
  • 1717: Jacques Saly, French sculptor (d. 1776).
  • 1723: Adam Ferguson, British philosopher (d. 1816).
  • 1726: Luisa Enriqueta de Borbón-Conti, French aristocrat (d. 1759).
  • 1737: Tokugawa Ieharu, Japanese shogun (d. 1786).
  • 1754: Amalia of Hesse-Darmstadt, German nobleman (d. 1832).
  • 1756: Joseph Martin Kraus, Swedish composer (d. 1792).
  • 1760 – Richard Wellesley, Irish statesman (d. 1842).
  • 1761: Jakob Hübner, German entomologist (d. 1826).
  • 1763: Theobald Wolfe Tone, Irish politician and revolutionary (d. 1798).
  • 1785: Manuel Basilio Bustamante, Uruguayan politician and president (d. 1863).
  • 1786: Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, French poet (d. 1859).
  • 1790 – Thomas Edward Bowdich, British zoologist, traveler, botanist and writer (d. 1824).
  • 1793: Aleksander Fredro, Polish poet, playwright and writer (d. 1876).
  • 1808: Samson Raphael Hirsch, German rabbi (d. 1888).
  • 1819: Jacques Offenbach, Austrian cellist and composer (d. 1880).
  • 1827: Bernhard Weiß, German Protestant theologian (d. 1918).
  • 1833: Léon Bonnat, French painter (d. 1922).
  • 1848: Albert Richard Parsons, American anarcho-syndicalist (d. 1887).
  • 1859: Christian von Ehrenfels, Austrian philosopher.
  • 1861: Frederick Gowland Hopkins, British biochemist, 1929 Nobel Prize winner in medicine (d. 1947).
  • 1868: Richard Riemerschmid, German architect (d. 1957).
  • 1870: Miguel Yuste, Spanish clarinetist (d. 1947).
  • 1875: Reginald Crundall Punnett, British geneticist (d. 1967).
  • 1875: Othenio Abel, Austrian paleontologist (d. 1946).
  • 1883: Augusto Ordóñez, Spanish baritone (d. 1957).
  • 1884: Johannes Heinrich Schultz, German neurologist and psychiatrist (d. 1970).
  • 1884: Mary R. Calvert, American astronomer (d. 1974)
  • 1887: Kurt Schwitters, German painter (d. 1948).
  • 1889: John S. Paraskevopoulos, Greek-South African astronomer (d. 1951).
  • 1890: Giorgio Morandi, Italian painter (d. 1964).
  • 1891: John Costello, Irish politician (d. 1976).
  • 1893: Wilhelm Zaisser, German politician (d. 1958).
  • 1896: Wilfrid Pelletier, Canadian conductor and musician (d. 1982).
  • 1899: Jean Moulin, French politician and military man (d. 1943).
  • 1899: Adolfo S. Scilingo, Argentine diplomat (d. 1973).
  • 1902: Juan Evaristo, Argentine soccer player (d. 1979).
  • 1902: Roberto Fugazot, Uruguayan actor and singer (d. 1971).
  • 1905: Lillian Hellman, American playwright (d. 1984).
  • 1909: Errol Flynn, American actor (d. 1959).
  • 1910: Francisco Martínez Cordero, Mexican basketball player (f. 1993)
  • 1913: Juan de Borbón y Battenberg, Spanish aristocrat (f. 1993).
  • 1913: Lilian Jackson Braun, American writer (d. 2011).
  • 1915: Terence Young, British filmmaker (d. 1994).
  • 1917: Helena Rasiowa, Polish mathematician (d. 1994)
  • 1918: Luis Peña Illescas, Spanish actor (d. 1977).
  • 1920: Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambican politician (d. 1969).
  • 1920: Amos Tutuola, Nigerian writer (d. 1997).
  • 1921: Jean Dieuzaide, French photographer (f. 2003).
  • 1922: Ernesto Bianco, Argentine actor (d. 1977).
  • 1924: Chet Atkins, American guitarist and producer (d. 2001).
  • 1924: Audie Murphy, military and American actor (d. 1971).
  • 1924: Rainer Barzel, German politician (d. 2006).
  • 1925: Doris Hart, American tennis player (d. 2015).
  • 1925: Andrés Aylwin, Chilean lawyer and politician (d. 2018).
  • 1926: Giovanni Viola, Italian footballer (f. 2008)
  • 1928: Jean-Marie Le Pen, French politician.
  • 1928: Eric Dolphy, American jazz musician (d. 1964).
  • 1928: Martin Landau, American actor. (f. 2017)
  • 1928: Hu Hesheng, Chinese mathematician.
  • 1929: José Vicente Grecco, Argentine soccer player (f. 2008).
  • 1929: Edith Windsor, American LGBT activist. (f. 2017).
  • 1930: Magdalena Abakanowicz, Polish artist. (f. 2017).
  • 1930: María Aurelia Bisutti, Argentine actress (d. 2010).
  • 1931: Olympia Dukakis, American actress (d. 2021).
  • 1931: Mary L. Good, American inorganic chemist. (f. 2019)
  • 1933: Lazy Lester, American blues musician (d. 2018).
  • 1933: Danny Aiello, American actor (d. 2019).
  • 1934: Sergio Balanzino, Italian politician and Secretary General of NATO. (f. 2018).
  • 1935: Armando Picchi, Italian footballer (d. 1971).
  • 1938: María Luisa Aguilar, Peruvian astronomer (d. 2015)
  • 1940: Josep Maria Benet, Spanish playwright. (F. 2020)
  • 1940: Umanosuke Ueda, Japanese professional wrestler (d. 2011).
  • 1940: John Mahoney, American actor. (f. 2018).
  • 1940: Eugen Drewermann, German theologian.
  • 1941: Stephen Frears, British filmmaker.
  • 1941: Josep-Ignasi Saranyana, philosopher, theologian, Spanish professor.
  • 1942: Brian Wilson, American singer of the band Beach Boys.
  • 1945: Shekhar Mehta, Kenyan rally driver (d. 2006).
  • 1945: Anne Murray, Canadian singer.
  • 1945: Jean-Claude Izzo, French novelist (d. 2000).
  • 1946: Xanana Gusmão, Timorese president between 2002 and 2007.
  • 1948: Ludwig Scotty, Nauruan president between 2003 and 2007.
  • 1949: Lionel Richie, American singer and actor of the band The Commodores.
  • 1950: Nuri al-Maliki, Iraqi politician and prime minister since 2006.
  • 1950: Teté Coustarot, model and Argentine radio and television host.
  • 1951: Tress MacNeille, American voice actress.
  • 1952: John Goodman, American actor.
  • 1952: Mabel Rivera, Spanish actress.
  • 1952: Vikram Seth, Indian poet.
  • 1953: Ulrich Mühe, German actor (d. 2007).
  • 1953: Raúl Ramírez, Mexican tennis player.
  • 1954: Michael Anthony, American musician of the band Van Halen.
  • 1954: Amparo Muñoz, Spanish actress (d. 2011).
  • 1954: Ilan Ramon, Israeli astronaut (d. 2003).
  • 1959: Venancio Ramos, Uruguayan soccer player.
  • 1959: Alexandra Etherington, English nobleman.
  • 1960: John Taylor, British bassist, of the band Duran Duran.
  • 1961: Javivi, Spanish actor.
  • 1964: Remedios Cervantes, Spanish model.
  • 1964: Silke Möller, German athlete.
  • 1967: Edu Ardanuy, Brazilian guitarist, of the band Dr. Sin.
  • 1967: Nicole Kidman, Australian actress.
  • 1968: Robert Rodriguez, American filmmaker.
  • 1968: Barry Sparks, American bassist, of the band Dokken.
  • 1969: José Luis Calva Zepeda, Mexican playwright and murderer (d. 2007).
  • 1969: Peter Paige, American actor.
  • 1969: Paulo Bento ex-footballer and Portuguese coach.
  • 1969: MaliVai Washington, American professional tennis player.
  • 1970: Moulay Rachid, Moroccan prince.
  • 1971: Josh Lucas, American actor.
  • 1971: Rodney Rogers, American basketball player.
  • 1971: Jeordie White, American guitarist, of the band Marilyn Manson.
  • 1973: Chino Moreno, American singer, of the band Deftones.
  • 1973: Jenílson Ângelo de Souza, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1973: Enrique Alfaro Ramírez, Mexican politician, governor of Jalisco since 2018.
  • 1974: Moacir Bastos, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1975: Daniel Zítka, Czech footballer.
  • 1975: Joan Balcells, Spanish tennis player.
  • 1975: Loon, American rapper.
  • 1976: Juliano Belletti, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1976: Jerome Fontamillas, Filipino musician, of the Switchfoot band.
  • 1976: Carlos Lee, Panamanian baseball player.
  • 1977: Gordan Giriček, Croatian basketball player.
  • 1977: Claudia Troyo, Mexican television actress
  • 1977: Roberto Carlos Cortés, Colombian footballer.
  • 1978: Frank Lampard, British footballer.
  • 1980: Fabian Wegmann, German cyclist.
  • 1980: Milovan Mirosevic, Chilean-Croatian footballer.
  • 1980: Franco Semioli, Italian footballer.
  • 1981: Joseba Del Olmo, Spanish footballer.
  • 1981: Ardian Gashi, Norwegian footballer.
  • 1982: George Forsyth, Peruvian soccer player, model and politician.
  • 1982: Alekséi Berezutski, Russian footballer.
  • 1982: Vasili Berezutski, Russian footballer.
  • 1982: Example, British singer.
  • 1983: Miguel Ángel Benítez Gómez, Spanish musician, of the band Los Delinqüentes (f. 2004).
  • 1983: Josh Childress, American basketball player.
  • 1983: Radek Dosoudil, Czech footballer.
  • 1983: Carolina Ramírez, Colombian actress and dancer
  • 1984: Jarrod Smith, New Zealand footballer.
  • 1985: Darko Miličić, Serbian basketball player.
  • 1986: Andrés de la Cruz, Spanish actor.
  • 1986: Joy Huerta, Mexican singer, from the duo Jesse & Joy.
  • 1986: Dreama Walker, American actress.
  • 1988: Shefali Chowdhury, British actress.
  • 1989: Christopher Mintz-Plasse, American actor.
  • 1989: Javier Pastore, Argentine footballer.
  • 1989: Kevin Møller, Danish handball player.
  • 1996: Mohammad Karimi, Iranian footballer.

Who Left Us “A Day as Today”?

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Who Left Us “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Katrina

June 20 – A Day as Today – Deaths

  • 930: Hucbaldo, French monk and composer (b. 840).
  • 1139: Juan de Matera, Italian saint (b. 1070).
  • 1597: Willem Barents, Dutch explorer (b. 1550).
  • 1605: Theodore II, Russian tsar (b.1605).
  • 1730: Gabriel de Grupello, Belgian sculptor (b.1644).
  • 1787: Karl Friedrich Abel, German writer (b. 1723).
  • 1800: Abraham Gotthelf Kastner, German mathematician (b. 1719).
  • 1810: Hans Axel de Fersen, Swedish aristocrat (b. 1755).
  • 1815: George Montagu, British naturalist (b. 1753).
  • 1818: Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp, Queen of Sweden and Norway (b. 1759).
  • 1820: Manuel Belgrano, Argentine lawyer and military man, creator of the Argentine flag (b. 1770).
  • 1836: Emmanuel-Joseph Sieyès, French politician (b. 1748).
  • 1837: William IV, British King between 1830 and 1837 (b. 1765).
  • 1847: Juan Larrea, Spanish politician, member of the first Argentine government (b. 1782).
  • 1853: Antolín Faraldo Asorey, Spanish writer and journalist (b. 1823).
  • 1856: Florestan I of Monaco, Monegasque prince (b. 1785).
  • 1869: Hijikata Toshizō, Japanese military man, second in command of the Shinsengumi (b. 1835).
  • 1870: Jules Goncourt, French writer (b. 1830).
  • 1872: Federico Forey, French military man (b.1804).
  • 1888: Johannes Zukertort, Polish chess player (b. 1839).
  • 1904: Valentín Almirall, Spanish politician and journalist (b. 1841).
  • 1908: Federico Chueca, Spanish composer (b. 1846).
  • 1912: Voltairine de Cleyre, American writer and feminist (b. 1866).
  • 1919: Tivadar Kosztka Csontváry, Hungarian painter (b.1853).
  • 1925: Josef Breuer, Austrian physiologist and psychologist (b. 1842).
  • 1933: Mariano Barberán, Spanish engineer (b. 1895).
  • 1933: Joaquín Collar Serra, Spanish military and pilot (b.1906).
  • 1933: Clara Zetkin, a German communist and feminist activist (b. 1857).
  • 1937: Andrés Nin, Spanish communist leader (b. 1892).
  • 1940: Jehan Alain, French composer and organist (b.1911).
  • 1940: Charley Chase, American actor and filmmaker (b. 1893).
  • 1945: Luis Fernando de Orleans, Spanish aristocrat (b. 1888).
  • 1947: Bugsy Siegel, American mobster (b.1906).
  • 1951: François Georges-Picot, French diplomat (b. 1870).
  • 1952: Luigi Fagioli, Italian Formula 1 driver (b. 1898).
  • 1955: Juan Carlos Cambón, Argentine actor (b.1912).
  • 1963: Manuel Benedito Vives, Spanish painter (b. 1875).
  • 1966: Georges Lemaître, Belgian astrophysicist (b. 1894).
  • 1975: Marisa Villardefrancos, Spanish writer (b.1915).
  • 1978: Mark Robson, Canadian filmmaker (b.1913).
  • 1987: Mariano Cañardo, Spanish cyclist (b.1906).
  • 1989: Juan de Mata, Spanish historian and archaeologist (d. 1989).
  • 1989: Pascual Pery, Spanish military man (b.1911).
  • 1994 – Jay Miner, American chip designer (b.1932).
  • 1995: Émile Michel Cioran, Romanian nihilist philosopher (b.1911).
  • 1997: John Akii-Bua, Ugandan athlete (b.1950).
  • 1997: Alf Engen, Norwegian-American skier (b.1909).
  • 1998: Conrad Schumann, first person to escape East Germany (b.1942).
  • 2002: Erwin Chargaff, Austrian chemist (b.1905).
  • 2002: Walter Villa, Italian motorcyclist (b.1943).
  • 2005: Larry Collins, American writer and journalist (b. 1929).
  • 2005: Jack Kilby, American electronic engineer (b.1923).
  • 2009: Neda Agha-Soltan, student of Iranian philosophy (b.1982)
  • 2010: Roberto Rosato, Italian footballer (b.1943).
  • 2011: Ryan Dunn, American actor (b. 1977).
  • 2011: Clodosbaldo Russián, Venezuelan politician and economist (b. 1939).
  • 2011: Umanosuke Ueda, Japanese professional wrestler (b.1940).
  • 2012: Carlos Javier Beltrán, Argentine singer (b.1946).
  • 2016: Chayito Valdez, Mexican singer (b.1945).
  • 2016: Benoîte Groult, French feminist journalist, writer and activist (b.1920).
  • 2017: Prodigy, American rapper (born 1974).
  • 2018: Dante Caputo, Argentine diplomat and politician (b. 1943).

What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”?

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What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Sakkanan Norkaew

June 20 – A Day as Today – Celebration

  • World Refugee Day. Adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, resolution 55/76.
  • Refugee Day in Africa. Held in Africa, by agreement of the OAU
  • Argentina: Flag Day (national holiday).

Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today”

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Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today” / Image Credit: Peter H

June 20 – A Day as Today – Catholic Santoral

  • Saint Methodius of Olympus, bishop and martyr (c. 312).
  • Saint Gobano de Laon, priest (c. 670).
  • Saint John of Matera, abbot (1139).
  • Blessed Margaret Ebner, virgin (1351).
  • Blessed Dermicio O’Hurley, bishop and martyr (1584).
  • Blessed Margarita Ball, martyr (1584).
  • Blessed Francisco Pacheco, Baltasar de Torres, Juan Bautista Zola, Pedro Rinsei, Vicente Kaun, Juan Kisaku, Pablo Kinsuke, Miguel Tozo and Gaspar Sadamatsu martyrs (1626).
  • Blessed Tomás Whitbread, Guillermo Harcourt, Juan Fenwich, Juan Gavan and Antonio Turner, priests and martyrs (1679).

What Sign of the Zodiac Rules those Born “A Day as Today”?

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Prediction your zodiac sign with Dorian / Image Credit: p2722754

June 20 – A Day as Today – Zodiac Sign

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