June 18: Day of the Week
June 18, 2018 was the 169th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 196 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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.
- 1812War of 1812: The U.S. Congress declares war on the United Kingdom.
- 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.
- 1858Charles 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.
- 1908Japanese immigration to Brazil begins when 781 people arrive in Santos aboard the ship Kasato-Maru.
- 1945William Joyce (Lord Haw-Haw) is charged with treason for his pro-German propaganda broadcasting during World War II.
- 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.
- 2006The first Kazakh space satellite, KazSat is launched.
Who were born on June 18?
- 1552Gabriello Chiabrera, Italian poet (d. 1637)
- 1882Georgi Dimitrov, Bulgarian Communist leader (d. 1949)
- 1904Keye Luke, Chinese-born American actor (d. 1991)
- 1913Sylvia Field Porter, American economist and journalist (d. 1991)
- 1939Jean-Claude Germain, French Canadian author, journalist and historian
- 1942Hans Vonk, Dutch conductor (d. 2004)
- 1944Sandy Posey, American singer
- 1970Robin Christopher, American actress
- 1975Marie Gillain, Belgian actress
- 1976Alana de la Garza, American actress
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