June 16: Day of the Week
June 16, 2019 was the 167th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 198 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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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)
- 1746War of Austrian Succession: Austria and Sardinia defeat a Franco-Spanish army at the Battle of Piacenza.
- 1755French and Indian War: the French surrender Fort Beauséjour to the British, leading to the expulsion of the Acadians.
- 1774Foundation of Harrodsburg, Kentucky.
- 1836The formation of the London Working Men’s Association gives rise to the Chartist Movement.
- 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).
- 1903Roald Amundsen commences the first east-west navigation of the Northwest Passage, leaving Oslo, Norway.
- 1911A 772 gram stony meteorite strikes the earth near Kilbourn, Wisconsin damaging a barn.
- 1922General election in the Irish Free State: the pro-Treaty Sinn Féin win a large majority.
- 1924The Whampoa Military Academy is founded.
- 1963Soviet Space Program: Vostok 6 Mission – Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space.
Who were born on June 16?
- 1858King Gustaf V of Sweden (d. 1950)
- 1903Huldreich Georg Früh, Swiss composer (d. 1945)
- 1937Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Tsar and later Prime Minister of Bulgaria
- 1946Rick Adelman, American basketball player and coach
- 1960Peter Sterling, Australian rugby league footballer
- 1962Wally Joyner, American baseball player
- 1970Cobi Jones, American soccer player
- 1977Petros Papadakis, American sportscaster
- 1980Phil Christophers, German-born English rugby player
- 1981Ben Kweller, American singer and songwriter
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