June 16: Day of the Week
June 16, 2018 was the 167th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 198 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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)
- 1745Sir William Pepperell captures the French Fortress of Louisbourg in Louisbourg, Nova Scotia during the War of the Austrian Succession.
- 1779Spain declares war on the Kingdom of Great Britain, and the Great Siege of Gibraltar begins.
- 1816Lord Byron reads Fantasmagoriana to his four house guests at the Villa Diodati, Percy Shelley, Mary Shelley, Claire Clairmont, and John Polidori, and inspires his challenge that each guest write a ghost story, which culminated in Mary Shelley writing the novel Frankenstein, John Polidori writing the short story The Vampyre, and Byron writing the poem Darkness.
- 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).
- 1903The Ford Motor Company is incorporated.
- 1922General election in the Irish Free State: the pro-Treaty Sinn Féin win a large majority.
- 1924The Whampoa Military Academy is founded.
- 1940World War II: Marshal Henri Philippe Pétain becomes Chief of State of Vichy France (Chef de l'État Français).
- 1958Imre Nagy, Pál Maléter and other leaders of the 1956 Hungarian Uprising are executed.
- 1961Rudolf Nureyev defects from the Soviet Union.
Who were born on June 16?
- 1332Isabella de Coucy, English princess (d. 1382)
- 1915John Tukey, American statistician (d. 2000)
- 1938Torgny Lindgren, Swedish writer
- 1958Jóhannes Helgason, Icelandic guitarist (Þeyr)
- 1958Ulrike Tauber, East German swimmer
- 1977Craig Fitzgibbon, Australian rugby league footballer
- 1977Kerry Wood, American baseball player
- 1978Daniel Brühl, German actor
- 1981Miguel Villalta, Peruvian footballer
- 1984Rick Nash, Canadian ice hockey player
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