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Friday June 18, 2021

June 18: Day of the Week

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

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.

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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)

  • 1429
    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.
  • 1767
    Samuel Wallis, an English sea captain, sights Tahiti and is considered the first European to reach the island.
  • 1859
    First ascent of Aletschhorn, second summit of the Bernese Alps.
  • 1908
    Japanese immigration to Brazil begins when 781 people arrive in Santos aboard the ship Kasato-Maru.
  • 1945
    William Joyce (Lord Haw-Haw) is charged with treason for his pro-German propaganda broadcasting during World War II.
  • 1953
    A United States Air Force C-124 crashes and burns near Tokyo, Japan killing 129.
  • 1983
    Mona Mahmudnizhad together with nine other Bahá'í women, is sentenced to death and hanged in Shiraz, Iran because of her Bahá'í Faith.
  • 1983
    Space Shuttle program: STS-7, Astronaut Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space.
  • 1984
    A 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.
  • 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.

Who were born on June 18?

  • 1517
    Emperor Ogimachi of Japan (d. 1593)
  • 1886
    Alexander Wetmore, American ornithologist (d. 1978)
  • 1895
    Blanche Sweet, American actress (d. 1986)
  • 1910
    Dick Foran, American actor (d. 1979)
  • 1910
    Ray McKinley, American jazz drummer and bandleader (d. 1995)
  • 1915
    Red Adair, American firefighter (d. 2004)
  • 1926
    Allan Sandage, American astronomer (d. 2010)
  • 1948
    Éva Marton, Hungarian operatic soprano
  • 1980
    Colin Munroe, Canadian singer and songwriter
  • 1983
    Billy Slater, Australian NRL player

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