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 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)
- 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.
- 1746War of Austrian Succession: Austria and Sardinia defeat a Franco-Spanish army at the Battle of Piacenza.
- 1858Abraham Lincoln delivers his House Divided speech in Springfield, Illinois.
- 1922General election in the Irish Free State: the pro-Treaty Sinn Féin win a large majority.
- 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.
- 1963Soviet Space Program: Vostok 6 Mission – Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space.
- 1972The largest single-site hydro-electric power project in Canada is inaugurated at Churchill Falls, Labrador.
- 1976Soweto uprising: a non-violent march by 15,000 students in Soweto, South Africa turns into days of rioting when police open fire on the crowd.
- 1989Imre Nagy, the former Hungarian Prime Minister, is reburied in Budapest.
Who were born on June 16?
- 1139Emperor Konoe of Japan (d. 1155)
- 1713Meshech Weare, American Governor of New Hampshire (d. 1786)
- 1801Julius Plücker, German mathematician and physicist (d. 1868)
- 1858King Gustaf V of Sweden (d. 1950)
- 1927Tom Graveney, English cricketer
- 1929Pauline Yates, English actress
- 1939Billy Crash Craddock, American country singer
- 1977Craig Fitzgibbon, Australian rugby league footballer
- 1977Petros Papadakis, American sportscaster
- 1989Jelena Glebova, Estonian figure skater
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