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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is martes.
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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)
- 1586Mary, Queen of Scots, recognizes Philip II of Spain as her heir and successor.
- 1746War of Austrian Succession: Austria and Sardinia defeat a Franco-Spanish army at the Battle of Piacenza.
- 1816Lord Byron reads Fantasmagoriana to his four house guests at the Villa Diodati, Percy Shelley, Mary Shelley, Claire Clairmont, and John Polidori, and inspires his challenge that each guest write a ghost story, which culminated in Mary Shelley writing the novel Frankenstein, John Polidori writing the short story The Vampyre, and Byron writing the poem Darkness.
- 1836The formation of the London Working Men’s Association gives rise to the Chartist Movement.
- 1846The Papal conclave of 1846 concludes. Pope Pius IX is elected Pope beginning the longest reign in the history of the papacy (not counting St. Peter).
- 1904Eugen Schauman assassinates Nikolai Bobrikov, Governor-General of Finland.
- 1925The most famous Young Pioneer camp of the Soviet Union, Artek, is established.
- 1940A Communist government is installed in Lithuania.
- 1961Rudolf Nureyev defects from the Soviet Union.
- 1997The Dairat Labguer massacre in Algeria; 50 people are killed.
Who were born on June 16?
- 1332Isabella de Coucy, English princess (d. 1382)
- 1792Sir Thomas Mitchell, Australian explorer (d. 1855)
- 1920John Howard Griffin, American journalist (d. 1980)
- 1923Ron Flockhart, Scottish racing driver (d. 1962)
- 1935Bill Cobbs, American actor
- 1942Eddie Levert, American singer (The O'Jays)
- 1955Laurie Metcalf, American actress
- 1962Femi Kuti, Nigerian afrobeat musician
- 1981Miguel Villalta, Peruvian footballer
- 1989Jelena Glebova, Estonian figure skater
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