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Tuesday June 16, 2020

June 16: Day of the Week

June 16, 2020 was the 168th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 198 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.

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Here’s the June calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 363
    Emperor Julian marches back up the Tigris and burns his fleet of supply ships. During the withdrawal Roman forces suffering several attacks from the Persians.
  • 1745
    Sir William Pepperell captures the French Fortress of Louisbourg in Louisbourg, Nova Scotia during the War of the Austrian Succession.
  • 1795
    First Battle of Groix otherwise known as “Cornwallis’ Retreat”.
  • 1858
    The Battle of Morar takes place during the Indian Mutiny.
  • 1903
    Roald Amundsen commences the first east-west navigation of the Northwest Passage, leaving Oslo, Norway.
  • 1925
    The most famous Young Pioneer camp of the Soviet Union, Artek, is established.
  • 1930
    Sovnarkom establishes decree time in the USSR.
  • 1972
    Red Army Faction member Ulrike Meinhof is captured by police in Langenhagen.
  • 1977
    Oracle Corporation is incorporated in Redwood Shores, California, as Software Development Laboratories (SDL) by Larry Ellison, Bob Miner and Ed Oates.
  • 1997
    The Dairat Labguer massacre in Algeria; 50 people are killed.

Who were born on June 16?

  • 1738
    Mary Katharine Goddard, American printer and publisher (d. 1816)
  • 1826
    Constantin von Ettingshausen, Austrian geologist and botanist (d. 1897)
  • 1917
    Katherine Graham, American publisher (d. 2001)
  • 1927
    Tom Graveney, English cricketer
  • 1951
    Roberto Durán, Panamanian boxer
  • 1967
    Charalambos Andreou, Greek-Cypriot footballer
  • 1980
    Phil Christophers, German-born English rugby player
  • 1986
    Fernando Muslera, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1986
    Urby Emanuelson, Dutch footballer
  • 1987
    Diana DeGarmo, American singer

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