Tuesday June 18, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

June 18: Day of the Week

June 18, 2024 is the 170th day of the year 2024 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.

June 2024

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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.

June 18 Historical Event(s)

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.
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.
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.
First ascent of Aletschhorn, second summit of the Bernese Alps.
Checker Taxi puts its first taxi on the streets.
Police in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada clash with striking longshoremen, resulting in a total 60 injuries and 24 arrests.
“Finest Hour” speech by Winston Churchill.
Appeal of June 18 by Charles de Gaulle.
Space Shuttle program: STS-7, Astronaut Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space.
The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), a NASA robotic spacecraft is launched.

Who were born on June 18?

George Essex Evans, Australian poet (d. 1909)
Georgi Dimitrov, Bulgarian Communist leader (d. 1949)
Jack Karnehm, English snooker commentator (d. 2002)
Ian Carmichael, English actor (d. 2010)
Claude Helffer, French pianist (d. 2004)
Fernando Henrique Cardoso, President of Brazil
Thabo Mbeki, President of South Africa
Jason McAteer, English-born Irish footballer
Colin Munroe, Canadian singer and songwriter
Ella Chen, Taiwanese Mandopop singer (S.H.E)

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