June 16: Day of the Week
June 16, 2021 is the 167th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 198 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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.
- 1745British troops take Cape Breton Island, which is now part of Nova Scotia, Canada.
- 1746War of Austrian Succession: Austria and Sardinia defeat a Franco-Spanish army at the Battle of Piacenza.
- 1795First Battle of Groix otherwise known as “Cornwallis’ Retreat”.
- 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).
- 1891John Abbott becomes Canada’s third Prime Minister.
- 1903Roald Amundsen commences the first east-west navigation of the Northwest Passage, leaving Oslo, Norway.
- 1911A 772 gram stony meteorite strikes the earth near Kilbourn, Wisconsin damaging a barn.
- 1940A Communist government is installed in Lithuania.
- 1997The Dairat Labguer massacre in Algeria; 50 people are killed.
Who were born on June 16?
- 1332Isabella de Coucy, English princess (d. 1382)
- 1583Axel Oxenstierna, Swedish statesman (d. 1654)
- 1612Murad IV, Ottoman Sultan (d. 1640)
- 1880Otto Eisenschiml, Austrian-born American chemist and historian (d. 1963)
- 1903Huldreich Georg Früh, Swiss composer (d. 1945)
- 1951Charlie Dominici, American singer (Dream Theater, Dominici)
- 1962Femi Kuti, Nigerian afrobeat musician
- 1980Brandon Armstrong, American basketball player
- 1981Ben Kweller, American singer and songwriter
- 1986Robert Rothbart, Bosnian/Israeli/Serbian basketball player
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