June 16: Day of the Week
June 16, 2021 was the 167th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 198 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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)
- 1795First Battle of Groix otherwise known as “Cornwallis’ Retreat”.
- 1815Battle of Ligny and Battle of Quatre Bras, two days before the Battle of Waterloo.
- 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.
- 1883The Victoria Hall theatre panic in Sunderland, England kills 183 children.
- 1903The Ford Motor Company is incorporated.
- 1904Irish author James Joyce begins a relationship with Nora Barnacle and subsequently uses the date to set the actions for his novel Ulysses; this date is now traditionally called “Bloomsday”.
- 1933The National Industrial Recovery Act is passed.
- 1961Rudolf Nureyev defects from the Soviet Union.
- 1963Soviet Space Program: Vostok 6 Mission – Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space.
Who were born on June 16?
- 1713Meshech Weare, American Governor of New Hampshire (d. 1786)
- 1840Ernst Otto Schlick, German engineer (d. 1913)
- 1896Murray Leinster, American science-fiction and alternate history writer (d. 1976)
- 1917Irving Penn, American photographer (d. 2009)
- 1947Tom Wyner, British-born American voice actor and writer
- 1949Paulo César, Brazilian footballer
- 1961Steve Larmer, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1970Clifton Collins Jr., American actor
- 1980Daré Nibombé, Togolese footballer
- 1986Robert Rothbart, Bosnian/Israeli/Serbian basketball player
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