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June is the sixth month of the year, coming between May and July. It has 30 days. In Sweden in 1732 the month had 31 days. June never begins on the same day of the week as any other month, but always ends on the same day of the week as March.

The Month[change | change source]

June comes between May and July and is the sixth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar. It is one of four months to have 30 days.

No other month of any year begins on the same day of the week as June. June ends on the same day of the week as March every year, as each other's last days are 13 weeks (91 days) apart.

Marilyn Monroe was born on June 1, 1926

In common years, June starts on the same day of the week as September and December of the previous year, and in leap years, April and July of the previous year. In common years, June finishes on the same day of the week as September of the previous year, and in leap years, April and December of the previous year.

Every year, June starts on the same day of the week as February of the following year, as each other's first days are exactly 35 weeks (245 days) apart. In years immediately before common years, June starts on the same day of the week as March and November of the following year, and in years immediately before leap years, August of the following year. In years immediately before common years, June finishes on the same day of the week as August and November of the following year, and in years immediately before leap years, May of the following year.

Henry VIII was born on June 28, 1491

June is one of two months to have a solstice (the other is December, its seasonal equivalent in both hemispheres), and in this month the Tropic of Cancer in the Northern Hemisphere is turned towards the Sun, meaning that June 20 or June 21 is the Northern Summer Solstice and the Southern Winter Solstice. This means that this date would have the most daylight of any day in the Northern hemisphere, and the least in the Southern Hemisphere. There are 24 hours of daylight at the North Pole and 24 hours of darkness at the South Pole.

Events in June[change | change source]

Selection of Historical Events[change | change source]

June 1, 1794: French Revolutionary Wars: The battle of the Glorious First of June is fought, the first naval engagement between Britain and France.

June 2, 1953: Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.

June 3, 1965: The launch of Gemini 4, the first multi-day space mission by a NASA crew.

Elizabeth II & Philip after Coronation on June 2, 1953

June 4, 1783: The Montgolfier brothers publicly demonstrate their montgolfière (hot air balloon).

June 5, 1837: Houston is incorporated by the Republic of Texas.

June 6, 1844: The Young Men's Christian Association is founded in London.

June 7, 1942: World War II: The Battle of Midway ends in American victory.

June 8, 1949: George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four is published.

June 9, 1944: World War II: Tulle massacre

June 10, 2003: The Spirit rover is launched for NASA's Mars Exploration mission

June 11, 2010: 2010 FIFA World Cup (first African FIFA)

June 12, 2018: 2018 North Korea-United States Summit

June 13, 1983: Pioneer 10 becomes the first man-made object to leave the central Solar System

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Trivia[change | change source]

  • June is one of two months that never begins on the same day of the week as any other months within any calendar year. (May is the other)
  • June is the third of three months in a row, in the English language, that can also be a female given name. (April and May are the other two)
  • The months of June and July both start with the "Ju" letter combination in the English language, and in some languages have only one letter's difference between their names.
  • June's flower is the Rose.
  • Its birthstone is the pearl. The meaning for the birthstone pearl is health.
  • The Zodiac signs for June are Gemini (May 21 – June 20) and Cancer (June 21 – July 21).
  • At the North Pole, the Sun does not set in June; at the South Pole, it does not rise.
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