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Wednesday June 16, 2021

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 French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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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)

  • 1755
    French and Indian War: the French surrender Fort Beauséjour to the British, leading to the expulsion of the Acadians.
  • 1774
    Foundation of Harrodsburg, Kentucky.
  • 1795
    First Battle of Groix otherwise known as “Cornwallis’ Retreat”.
  • 1836
    The formation of the London Working Men’s Association gives rise to the Chartist Movement.
  • 1858
    The Battle of Morar takes place during the Indian Mutiny.
  • 1891
    John Abbott becomes Canada’s third Prime Minister.
  • 1897
    A treaty annexing the Republic of Hawaii to the United States is signed; the Republic would not be dissolved until a year later.
  • 1903
    Roald Amundsen commences the first east-west navigation of the Northwest Passage, leaving Oslo, Norway.
  • 1911
    A 772 gram stony meteorite strikes the earth near Kilbourn, Wisconsin damaging a barn.
  • 1940
    World War II: Marshal Henri Philippe Pétain becomes Chief of State of Vichy France (Chef de l'État Français).

Who were born on June 16?

  • 1915
    John Tukey, American statistician (d. 2000)
  • 1917
    Phaedon Gizikis, Greek Army officer and President of Greece (d. 1999)
  • 1927
    Herbert Lichtenfeld, German author and playwright (d. 2001)
  • 1930
    Vilmos Zsigmond, Hungarian-born American cinematographer
  • 1940
    Neil Goldschmidt, American Governor of Oregon
  • 1941
    Lamont Dozier, American record company executive
  • 1972
    Simon Khan, English golfer
  • 1980
    Daré Nibombé, Togolese footballer
  • 1987
    Per Ciljan Skjelbred, Norwegian footballer
  • 1989
    Jelena Glebova, Estonian figure skater

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