June 18: Day of the Week
June 18, 2020 was the 170th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 196 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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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 18 Historical Event(s)
- 1178Five Canterbury monks see what is possibly the Giordano Bruno crater being formed. It is believed that the current oscillations of the Moon’s distance from the Earth (on the order of meters) are a result of this collision.
- 1684The charter of the Massachusetts Bay Colony is revoked via a scire facias writ issued by an English court.
- 1858Charles Darwin receives a paper from Alfred Russel Wallace that includes nearly identical conclusions about evolution as Darwin’s own, prompting Darwin to publish his theory.
- 1859First ascent of Aletschhorn, second summit of the Bernese Alps.
- 1873Susan B. Anthony is fined $100 for attempting to vote in the 1872 presidential election.
- 1923Checker Taxi puts its first taxi on the streets.
- 1928Aviator Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly in an aircraft across the Atlantic Ocean (she is a passenger; Wilmer Stultz is the pilot and Lou Gordon the mechanic).
- 1935Police in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada clash with striking longshoremen, resulting in a total 60 injuries and 24 arrests.
- 1940Appeal of June 18 by Charles de Gaulle.
- 1979SALT II is signed by the United States and the Soviet Union.
Who were born on June 18?
- 1757Ignaz Pleyel, Austrian composer and piano manufacturer (d. 1831)
- 1834Auguste-Théodore-Paul de Broglie, French philosopher (d. 1895)
- 1884Édouard Daladier, French politician (d. 1970)
- 1922Claude Helffer, French pianist (d. 2004)
- 1924George Mikan, American basketball player (d. 2005)
- 1942Paul McCartney, British singer, songwriter and musician (The Beatles, Wings)
- 1952Isabella Rossellini, Italian actress
- 1960Ralph Brown, British actor
- 1966Kurt Browning, Canadian figure skater
- 1969Christopher Largen, American author
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