June 16: Day of the Week
June 16, 2019 is the 167th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 198 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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)
- 363Emperor Julian marches back up the Tigris and burns his fleet of supply ships. During the withdrawal Roman forces suffering several attacks from the Persians.
- 1586Mary, Queen of Scots, recognizes Philip II of Spain as her heir and successor.
- 1779Spain declares war on the Kingdom of Great Britain, and the Great Siege of Gibraltar begins.
- 1858Abraham Lincoln delivers his House Divided speech in Springfield, Illinois.
- 1903Roald Amundsen commences the first east-west navigation of the Northwest Passage, leaving Oslo, Norway.
- 1904Eugen Schauman assassinates Nikolai Bobrikov, Governor-General of Finland.
- 1930Sovnarkom establishes decree time in the USSR.
- 1933The National Industrial Recovery Act is passed.
- 1940A Communist government is installed in Lithuania.
- 1967The Monterey Pop Festival begins
Who were born on June 16?
- 1723Adam Smith, Scottish philosopher and economist (d. 1790)
- 1837Ernst Laas, German philosopher (d. 1885)
- 1890Stan Laurel, British actor and comedian (d. 1965)
- 1917Irving Penn, American photographer (d. 2009)
- 1920Raymond U. Lemieux, Canadian organic chemist (d. 2002)
- 1934Roger Neilson, Canadian ice hockey coach (d. 2003)
- 1937Erich Segal, American author (d. 2010)
- 1959John Franklin, American actor
- 1981Benjamin Becker, German tennis player
- 1986Fernando Muslera, Uruguayan footballer
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