June 18: Day of the Week
June 18, 2019 is the 169th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 196 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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.
- 1812War of 1812: The U.S. Congress declares war on the United Kingdom.
- 1815Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Waterloo results in the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte by the Duke of Wellington and Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher forcing him to abdicate the throne of France for the second and last time.
- 1908The University of the Philippines is established.
- 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).
- 1945William Joyce (Lord Haw-Haw) is charged with treason for his pro-German propaganda broadcasting during World War II.
- 1946Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia, a Socialist, calls for a Direct Action Day against the Portuguese in Goa. A road is named after this date in Panjim.
- 1953The Egyptian Revolution of 1952 ends with the overthrow of the Muhammad Ali Dynasty and the declaration of the Republic of Egypt.
- 1984A major clash between about 5,000 police and a similar number of miners takes place at Orgreave, South Yorkshire, during the 1984-1985 UK miners’ strike.
Who were born on June 18?
- 1318Princess Eleanor of Woodstock (d. 1355)
- 1757Ignaz Pleyel, Austrian composer and piano manufacturer (d. 1831)
- 1884Édouard Daladier, French politician (d. 1970)
- 1918Jerome Karle, American chemist, Nobel laureate
- 1939Jean-Claude Germain, French Canadian author, journalist and historian
- 1940Michael Sheard, British actor (d. 2005)
- 1963Dizzy Reed, American keyboardist (Guns N' Roses)
- 1973Ray Lamontagne, American singer-songwriter
- 1976Witte Wartena, Dutch artist
- 1990Sandra Izbaşa, Romanian gymnast
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