June 15: Day of the Week
June 15, 2023 is the 166th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 199 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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)
- 1184King Magnus V of Norway is killed at the Battle of Fimreite.
- 1580Philip II of Spain declares William the Silent to be an outlaw.
- 1752Benjamin Franklin proves that lightning is electricity (traditional date, the exact date is unknown).
- 1808Joseph Bonaparte becomes King of Spain.
- 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.
- 1864Arlington National Cemetery is established when 200 acre around Arlington Mansion (formerly owned by Confederate General Robert E. Lee) are officially set aside as a military cemetery by U.S. Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton.
- 1944In the Saskatchewan general election, the CCF, led by Tommy Douglas, is elected and forms the first socialist government in North America.
- 1944World War II: Battle of Saipan: The United States invade Japanese-occupied Saipan.
- 1954UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) is formed in Basel, Switzerland.
Who were born on June 15?
- 1801Benjamin Wright Raymond, American politician (d. 1883)
- 1914Saul Steinberg, Romanian-born American cartoonist (d. 1999)
- 1941Harry Nilsson, American singer and composer (d. 1994)
- 1943Johnny Hallyday, French singer and actor
- 1955Julie Hagerty, American actress
- 1964Gavin Greenaway, British composer
- 1965Adam Smith, American politician
- 1969Maurice Odumbe, Kenyan cricketer
- 1980Mary Carey, American pornographic actress
- 1990Miwa, Japanese singer-songwriter
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