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Thursday June 16, 2022

June 16: Day of the Week

June 16, 2022 is the 167th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 198 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.

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June 2022

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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)

  • 1487
    Battle of Stoke Field, the final engagement of the Wars of the Roses.
  • 1779
    Spain declares war on the Kingdom of Great Britain, and the Great Siege of Gibraltar begins.
  • 1871
    The University Tests Act allows students to enter the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Durham without religious tests (except for those intending to study theology).
  • 1904
    Eugen Schauman assassinates Nikolai Bobrikov, Governor-General of Finland.
  • 1904
    Irish author James Joyce begins a relationship with Nora Barnacle and subsequently uses the date to set the actions for his novel Ulysses; this date is now traditionally called “Bloomsday”.
  • 1924
    The Whampoa Military Academy is founded.
  • 1925
    The most famous Young Pioneer camp of the Soviet Union, Artek, is established.
  • 1940
    World War II: Marshal Henri Philippe Pétain becomes Chief of State of Vichy France (Chef de l'État Français).
  • 1972
    Red Army Faction member Ulrike Meinhof is captured by police in Langenhagen.
  • 1989
    Imre Nagy, the former Hungarian Prime Minister, is reburied in Budapest.

Who were born on June 16?

  • 1829
    Geronimo, Apache leader (d. 1909)
  • 1866
    Germanos Karavangelis, Greek Orthodox metropolitan bishop (d. 1935)
  • 1888
    Alexander Alexandrovich Friedman, Russian physicist (d. 1925)
  • 1920
    John Howard Griffin, American journalist (d. 1980)
  • 1927
    Tom Graveney, English cricketer
  • 1930
    Vilmos Zsigmond, Hungarian-born American cinematographer
  • 1937
    Erich Segal, American author (d. 2010)
  • 1959
    The Ultimate Warrior, American professional wrestler
  • 1962
    Arnold Vosloo, South African actor
  • 1963
    Jim Fullington, American professional wrestler

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