June 16: Day of the Week
June 16, 2020 is the 168th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 198 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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 16 Historical Event(s)
- 1745British troops take Cape Breton Island, which is now part of Nova Scotia, Canada.
- 1745Sir William Pepperell captures the French Fortress of Louisbourg in Louisbourg, Nova Scotia during the War of the Austrian Succession.
- 1746War of Austrian Succession: Austria and Sardinia defeat a Franco-Spanish army at the Battle of Piacenza.
- 1846The Papal conclave of 1846 concludes. Pope Pius IX is elected Pope beginning the longest reign in the history of the papacy (not counting St. Peter).
- 1871The University Tests Act allows students to enter the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Durham without religious tests (except for those intending to study theology).
- 1897A treaty annexing the Republic of Hawaii to the United States is signed; the Republic would not be dissolved until a year later.
- 1922General election in the Irish Free State: the pro-Treaty Sinn Féin win a large majority.
- 1930Sovnarkom establishes decree time in the USSR.
- 1940A Communist government is installed in Lithuania.
- 1958Imre Nagy, Pál Maléter and other leaders of the 1956 Hungarian Uprising are executed.
Who were born on June 16?
- 1613John Cleveland, English poet (d. 1658)
- 1927Tom Graveney, English cricketer
- 1935Jim Dine, American artist
- 1946Derek Sanderson, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1962Wally Joyner, American baseball player
- 1977Petros Papadakis, American sportscaster
- 1978Lyndsey Marshal, British actress
- 1988Leeland Mooring, American lead singer of the band Leeland
- 1991Joe McElderry, English singer
- 1994Aarya Ambekar, Indian Marathi singer
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