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Thursday June 16, 2022

June 16: Day of the Week

June 16, 2022 was the 167th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 198 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.

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June 2022

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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)

  • 1586
    Mary, Queen of Scots, recognizes Philip II of Spain as her heir and successor.
  • 1745
    Sir William Pepperell captures the French Fortress of Louisbourg in Louisbourg, Nova Scotia during the War of the Austrian Succession.
  • 1774
    Foundation of Harrodsburg, Kentucky.
  • 1846
    The 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).
  • 1903
    The Ford Motor Company is incorporated.
  • 1904
    Eugen Schauman assassinates Nikolai Bobrikov, Governor-General of Finland.
  • 1911
    A 772 gram stony meteorite strikes the earth near Kilbourn, Wisconsin damaging a barn.
  • 1933
    The National Industrial Recovery Act is passed.
  • 1940
    A Communist government is installed in Lithuania.
  • 1961
    Rudolf Nureyev defects from the Soviet Union.

Who were born on June 16?

  • 1644
    Henrietta Anne Stuart, French-born Princess of Scotland, England and Ireland and Duchess of Orléans (d. 1670)
  • 1723
    Adam Smith, Scottish philosopher and economist (d. 1790)
  • 1890
    Stan Laurel, British actor and comedian (d. 1965)
  • 1920
    Raymond U. Lemieux, Canadian organic chemist (d. 2002)
  • 1966
    Jan Železný, Czech athlete
  • 1971
    Tupac Shakur, American rapper and actor (d. 1996)
  • 1977
    Petros Papadakis, American sportscaster
  • 1980
    Brandon Armstrong, American basketball player
  • 1984
    Jonathan Broxton, American baseball player
  • 1987
    Diana DeGarmo, American singer

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