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Friday June 18, 2021

June 18: Day of the Week

June 18, 2021 was the 169th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 196 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.

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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)

  • 1757
    Battle of Kolín between Prussian forces under Frederick the Great and an Austrian army under the command of Field Marshal Count Leopold Joseph von Daun in the Seven Years’ War.
  • 1815
    Napoleonic 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.
  • 1830
    French invasion of Algeria
  • 1928
    Aviator 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).
  • 1935
    Police in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada clash with striking longshoremen, resulting in a total 60 injuries and 24 arrests.
  • 1945
    William Joyce (Lord Haw-Haw) is charged with treason for his pro-German propaganda broadcasting during World War II.
  • 1953
    The Egyptian Revolution of 1952 ends with the overthrow of the Muhammad Ali Dynasty and the declaration of the Republic of Egypt.
  • 1965
    Vietnam War: The United States uses B-52 bombers to attack National Liberation Front guerrilla fighters in South Vietnam.
  • 1994
    The Troubles: the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) open fire inside a pub in Loughinisland, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, killing six civilians and wounding five.
  • 1996
    Ted Kaczynski, suspected of being the Unabomber, is indicted on ten criminal counts.

Who were born on June 18?

  • 1815
    Ludwig Freiherr von und zu der Tann-Rathsamhausen, German general (d. 1881)
  • 1901
    Grand Duchess Anastasia Nicolaievna Romanova of Russia (d. 1918)
  • 1918
    Franco Modigliani, Italian economist, Nobel laureate (d. 2003)
  • 1939
    Jean-Claude Germain, French Canadian author, journalist and historian
  • 1941
    Delia Smith, English cook and television presenter
  • 1956
    Brian Benben, American actor
  • 1958
    Peter Altmaier, German politician
  • 1960
    Ralph Brown, British actor
  • 1969
    Christopher Largen, American author
  • 1979
    Yumiko Kobayashi, Japanese voice actress

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