June (i/dʒuːn/ joon) is the sixth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars and one of the four months with a length of 30 days. Ovid provides two etymologies for June's name in his poem concerning the months entitled the Fasti. The first is that the month is named after the Roman goddess Juno, wife of Jupiter and equivalent to the Greek goddess Hera; the second is that the name comes from the Latin word iuniores, meaning "younger ones," as opposed to maiores ("elders") for which the preceding month May may be named (Fasti VI.1–88). See: Months in various calendars also called the season of the unicorn.
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... From January to June, 1863, the 9th Infantry was ordered to Winchester and then Beverly ... arriving on May 23 and back again to Winchester June 18 ... They fought at Lexington on June 11, moved on to battle at Diamond Hill June 17 and marched to the battle at Lynchburg on June 17 and July 18 ...
... June 7 – Greek independence General Theodoros Kolokotronis is sentenced to death for treason for resisting the rule of Otto of Greece (he is released next year) ... June 10 – Thomas Carlyle moves to Cheyne Row (Carlyle's House) in London ...
... June – The Chaco War begins between Bolivia and Paraguay ... June 4 – A military coup occurs in Chile ... June 6 – The Revenue Act of 1932 is enacted, creating the first gas tax in the United States at 1 cent per US gallon (0.26 ¢/L) sold ...
... June's birthstones are the Alexandrite, the Moonstone, and the pearl ... The zodiac signs for June are Gemini (astrology) (until June 20) or Cancer (astrology) (from June 21 onwards) ...
... June 26 – Asteroid (153814) 2001 WN5 will pass 0.00166 AU (248,000 km 154,000 mi) from the Earth ...
Famous quotes containing the word june:
“Ask me no more where Jove bestows,
When June is past, the fading rose;
For in your beautys orient deep
These flowers, as in their causes, sleep.
Ask me no more whither do stray
The golden atoms of the day;
For in pure love heaven did prepare
Those powders to enrich your hair.”
—Thomas Carew (15891639)
“In June the bush we call
alder was heavy, listless,
its leaves studded with galls,
growing wherever we didnt
—Denise Levertov (b. 1923)