June 21st is known as International T-shirt Day and Daylight Appreciation Day.
We’re now on the 173rd day of the year, and have 193 days left in 2024.
This day in history is an important one for the progress of computing, for music and so much more.
Did you know that on this day in 1898, the US Navy claimed the island of Guam? It had previously been under Spanish control since 1668.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about June 21st in history!
What memorable events happened on June 21 in history? Keep reading to find out!
Carl Nassib became the first openly-gay NFL player to play a regular-season game.
Two newly discovered moons orbiting Pluto were named Nix and Hydra.
Nix is named after the Greek goddess of darkness and night, who also happens to be the mother of Charon. Hydra, on the other hand, is named after a mythological multi-headed serpent that Hercules defeated. Nix and Hydra were only first spotted by the Hubble Space Telescope in June 2005, partially because their orbits are much further out than Pluto’s previously known moon, Charon.
If today’s your birthday, you share this special day with David Morrissey! Here are other famous people born on this day.
Lana Del Rey
38 years old
New York, USA
44 years old
41 years old
59 years old
If you can spare some time today, here are some unique holidays you could get involved with.
National Daylight Appreciation Day
Daylight Appreciation Day is all about celebrating how fantastic daylight really is. We celebrate it today as it is the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. So make the most of today by going for a picnic, taking a long walk in the woods, or by heading to the beach!
The t-shirt is the most common clothing choice worldwide, but they come in a million-and-one different styles, colors, and brands. Today is International T-shirt Day, so celebrate this special day by wearing your favorite tee or shopping for a new one that you’d love to wear.
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Fun Fact Of The Day
Females are better at distinguishing colors, while males excel at tracking fast-moving objects and discerning detail from a distance.
Birthday & Zodiac
Everyone who was born on June 21 shares the same star sign, Cancer.
Cancer is represented by the crab and is the fourth sign in the zodiac. Anyone born between June 21 and July 22 falls into this astrological sign.
Those of you that were born in June have the Alexandrite birthstone. Wearing June’s birthstone in the daytime is believed to bring good luck and fortune. But wearing alexandrite at night is believed to enhance love and feelings of the heart.
People born on this day were likely conceived the previous year on September 28th.
The due date for a baby conceived on June 21st, 2024, is around March 14th, 2025.