June 18: Day of the Week
June 18, 2020 is the 170th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 196 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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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.
- 1757Battle 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.
- 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.
- 1859First ascent of Aletschhorn, second summit of the Bernese Alps.
- 1908The University of the Philippines is established.
- 1940Appeal of June 18 by Charles de Gaulle.
- 1954Pierre Mendès-France becomes Prime Minister of France.
- 1965Vietnam War: The United States uses B-52 bombers to attack National Liberation Front guerrilla fighters in South Vietnam.
- 1983Space Shuttle program: STS-7, Astronaut Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space.
Who were born on June 18?
- 1834Auguste-Théodore-Paul de Broglie, French philosopher (d. 1895)
- 1901Grand Duchess Anastasia Nicolaievna Romanova of Russia (d. 1918)
- 1931Fernando Henrique Cardoso, President of Brazil
- 1938Kevin Murray, Australian rules footballer
- 1976Blake Shelton, American country singer
- 1976Witte Wartena, Dutch artist
- 1978Wang Liqin, Chinese table tennis player
- 1979Yumiko Kobayashi, Japanese voice actress
- 1980Antero Niittymäki, Finnish ice hockey goaltender
- 1984Janne Happonen, Finnish skijumper
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