June 15: Day of the Week
June 15, 2018 was the 166th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 199 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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Here’s the June calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Gemini is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Pearl is the modern birthstone for this month. Moonstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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June 15 Historical Event(s)
- 923Battle of Soissons: King Robert I of France is killed and King Charles the Simple is arrested by the supporters of Duke Rudolph of Burgundy.
- 1184King Magnus V of Norway is killed at the Battle of Fimreite.
- 1389Battle of Kosovo: The Ottoman Empire defeats Serbs and Bosnians.
- 1752Benjamin Franklin proves that lightning is electricity (traditional date, the exact date is unknown).
- 1846The Oregon Treaty establishes the 49th parallel as the border between the United States and Canada, from the Rocky Mountains to the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
- 1864American Civil War: The Second Battle of Petersburg begins.
- 1877Henry Ossian Flipper becomes the first African American cadet to graduate from the United States Military Academy.
- 1896The deadliest tsunami in Japan’s history kills more than 22,000 people.
- 1905Princess Margaret of Connaught marries Gustaf, Crown Prince of Sweden.
- 1940World War II: Operation Ariel begins – Allied troops start to evacuate France, following Germany’s takeover of Paris and most of the nation.
Who were born on June 15?
- 1809François-Xavier Garneau, French-Canadian poet and historian (d. 1866)
- 1902Erik Erikson, German-born psychoanalyst (d. 1994)
- 1908Sam Giancana, American mafioso (d. 1975)
- 1916Herbert Simon, American economist, Nobel laureate (d. 2001)
- 1927Ibn-e-Insha, Pakistani humourist and Urdu poet (d. 1978)
- 1937Waylon Jennings, American singer (d. 2002)
- 1954James Belushi, American actor
- 1961Dave McAuley, Northern Irish boxer
- 1963Blanca Portillo, Spanish actress
- 1972Andy Pettitte, American baseball player
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