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Thursday June 18, 2020

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.

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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 18 Historical Event(s)

  • 1429
    French forces under the leadership of Joan of Arc defeat the main English army under Sir John Fastolf at the Battle of Patay. This turns the tide of the Hundred Years’ War.
  • 1684
    The charter of the Massachusetts Bay Colony is revoked via a scire facias writ issued by an English court.
  • 1767
    Samuel Wallis, an English sea captain, sights Tahiti and is considered the first European to reach the island.
  • 1858
    Charles 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.
  • 1900
    Empress Dowager Longyu of China orders all foreigners killed, including foreign diplomats and their families.
  • 1930
    Groundbreaking ceremonies for the Franklin Institute are held.
  • 1979
    SALT II is signed by the United States and the Soviet Union.
  • 1983
    Space Shuttle program: STS-7, Astronaut Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space.
  • 2006
    The first Kazakh space satellite, KazSat is launched.
  • 2009
    The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), a NASA robotic spacecraft is launched.

Who were born on June 18?

  • 1916
    Julio César Turbay Ayala, Colombian politician (d. 2005)
  • 1924
    George Mikan, American basketball player (d. 2005)
  • 1937
    Del Harris, American basketball head coach
  • 1949
    Prince Lincoln Thompson, Jamaican musician (d. 1999)
  • 1952
    Carol Kane, American actress
  • 1960
    Steve Murphy, Canadian news anchor
  • 1970
    Greg Yaitanes, American television and film director
  • 1972
    Michal Yannai, Israeli actress and model
  • 1973
    Ray Lamontagne, American singer-songwriter
  • 1975
    Aleksandrs Koļinko, Latvian footballer

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