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)
- 1429French 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.
- 1684The charter of the Massachusetts Bay Colony is revoked via a scire facias writ issued by an English court.
- 1767Samuel Wallis, an English sea captain, sights Tahiti and is considered the first European to reach the island.
- 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.
- 1900Empress Dowager Longyu of China orders all foreigners killed, including foreign diplomats and their families.
- 1930Groundbreaking ceremonies for the Franklin Institute are held.
- 1979SALT II is signed by the United States and the Soviet Union.
- 1983Space Shuttle program: STS-7, Astronaut Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space.
- 2006The first Kazakh space satellite, KazSat is launched.
- 2009The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), a NASA robotic spacecraft is launched.
Who were born on June 18?
- 1916Julio César Turbay Ayala, Colombian politician (d. 2005)
- 1924George Mikan, American basketball player (d. 2005)
- 1937Del Harris, American basketball head coach
- 1949Prince Lincoln Thompson, Jamaican musician (d. 1999)
- 1952Carol Kane, American actress
- 1960Steve Murphy, Canadian news anchor
- 1970Greg Yaitanes, American television and film director
- 1972Michal Yannai, Israeli actress and model
- 1973Ray Lamontagne, American singer-songwriter
- 1975Aleksandrs Koļinko, Latvian footballer
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