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Friday June 16, 2023

June 16: Day of the Week

June 16, 2023 was the 167th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 198 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

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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.

June 16 Historical Event(s)

  • 1586
    Mary, Queen of Scots, recognizes Philip II of Spain as her heir and successor.
  • 1745
    Sir William Pepperell captures the French Fortress of Louisbourg in Louisbourg, Nova Scotia during the War of the Austrian Succession.
  • 1774
    Foundation of Harrodsburg, Kentucky.
  • 1858
    Abraham Lincoln delivers his House Divided speech in Springfield, Illinois.
  • 1883
    The Victoria Hall theatre panic in Sunderland, England kills 183 children.
  • 1911
    IBM founded as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company in Endicott, New York.
  • 1924
    The Whampoa Military Academy is founded.
  • 1925
    The most famous Young Pioneer camp of the Soviet Union, Artek, is established.
  • 1961
    Rudolf Nureyev defects from the Soviet Union.
  • 1963
    Soviet Space Program: Vostok 6 Mission – Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space.

Who were born on June 16?

  • 1591
    Joseph Solomon Delmedigo, Crete-born Italian physician, mathematician, and music theorist (d. 1655)
  • 1792
    John Linnell, English landscape painter (d. 1882)
  • 1888
    Alexander Alexandrovich Friedman, Russian physicist (d. 1925)
  • 1897
    Georg Wittig, German chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1987)
  • 1920
    José López Portillo, 31st President of Mexico (d. 2004)
  • 1940
    Neil Goldschmidt, American Governor of Oregon
  • 1953
    Ian Mosley, British drummer (Marillion)
  • 1959
    The Ultimate Warrior, American professional wrestler
  • 1980
    Phil Christophers, German-born English rugby player
  • 1984
    Steven Whittaker, Scottish footballer

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