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Saturday June 16, 2018

June 16: Day of the Week

June 16, 2018 was the 167th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 198 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

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

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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)

  • 1745
    Sir William Pepperell captures the French Fortress of Louisbourg in Louisbourg, Nova Scotia during the War of the Austrian Succession.
  • 1779
    Spain declares war on the Kingdom of Great Britain, and the Great Siege of Gibraltar begins.
  • 1816
    Lord 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.
  • 1871
    The University Tests Act allows students to enter the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Durham without religious tests (except for those intending to study theology).
  • 1903
    The Ford Motor Company is incorporated.
  • 1922
    General election in the Irish Free State: the pro-Treaty Sinn Féin win a large majority.
  • 1924
    The Whampoa Military Academy is founded.
  • 1940
    World War II: Marshal Henri Philippe Pétain becomes Chief of State of Vichy France (Chef de l'État Français).
  • 1958
    Imre Nagy, Pál Maléter and other leaders of the 1956 Hungarian Uprising are executed.
  • 1961
    Rudolf Nureyev defects from the Soviet Union.

Who were born on June 16?

  • 1332
    Isabella de Coucy, English princess (d. 1382)
  • 1915
    John Tukey, American statistician (d. 2000)
  • 1938
    Torgny Lindgren, Swedish writer
  • 1958
    Jóhannes Helgason, Icelandic guitarist (Þeyr)
  • 1958
    Ulrike Tauber, East German swimmer
  • 1977
    Craig Fitzgibbon, Australian rugby league footballer
  • 1977
    Kerry Wood, American baseball player
  • 1978
    Daniel Brühl, German actor
  • 1981
    Miguel Villalta, Peruvian footballer
  • 1984
    Rick Nash, Canadian ice hockey player

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