June 18: Day of the Week
June 18, 2019 was the 169th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 196 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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)
- 1178Five Canterbury monks see what is possibly the Giordano Bruno crater being formed. It is believed that the current oscillations of the Moon’s distance from the Earth (on the order of meters) are a result of this collision.
- 1264The Parliament of Ireland meets at Castledermot in County Kildare, the first definitively known meeting of this Irish legislature.
- 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.
- 1859First ascent of Aletschhorn, second summit of the Bernese Alps.
- 1930Groundbreaking ceremonies for the Franklin Institute are held.
- 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.
- 1953A United States Air Force C-124 crashes and burns near Tokyo, Japan killing 129.
- 1983Space Shuttle program: STS-7, Astronaut Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space.
- 1994The Troubles: the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) open fire inside a pub in Loughinisland, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, killing six civilians and wounding five.
- 2006The first Kazakh space satellite, KazSat is launched.
Who were born on June 18?
- 1834Auguste-Théodore-Paul de Broglie, French philosopher (d. 1895)
- 1845Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, French physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1922)
- 1936Ronald Venetiaan, President of Suriname
- 1937Wray Carlton, American football player
- 1942Nick Tate, Australian actor
- 1944Sandy Posey, American singer
- 1952Isabella Rossellini, Italian actress
- 1969Vito LoGrasso, American professional wrestler
- 1971Jason McAteer, English-born Irish footballer
- 1980Antonio Gates, American football player
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