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Wednesday June 6, 2018

June 6: Day of the Week

June 6, 2018 was the 157th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 208 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.

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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 6 Historical Event(s)

  • 1752
    A devastating fire destroys one-third of Moscow, including 18,000 homes.
  • 1808
    Napoleon’s brother, Joseph Bonaparte is crowned King of Spain.
  • 1889
    The Great Seattle fire destroys the entirety of downtown Seattle, Washington.
  • 1912
    The eruption of Novarupta in Alaska begins. It is the second largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century.
  • 1918
    World War I: Battle of Belleau Wood – The U.S. Marine Corps suffers its worst single day’s casualties while attempting to recapture the wood at Chateau-Thierry.
  • 1944
    World War II: Battle of Normandy begins. D-Day, code named Operation Overlord, commences with the landing of 155,000 Allied troops on the beaches of Normandy in France. The allied soldiers quickly break through the Atlantic Wall and push inland in the largest amphibious military operation in history.
  • 1946
    The National Basketball Association is created, with eleven original teams.
  • 1981
    Bihar train disaster A passenger train travelling between Mansi and Saharsa, India, jumps the tracks at a bridge crossing the Bagmati river. The government places the official death toll at 268 plus another 300 missing; however, it is generally believed that the actual figure is closer to 1,000 killed.
  • 1993
    Mongolia holds its first direct presidential elections.
  • 2004
    Tamil is established as a Classical language by the President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in a joint sitting of the two houses of the Indian Parliament.

Who were born on June 6?

  • 1862
    Henry John Newbolt, English author (d. 1938)
  • 1878
    Vincent de Moro-Giafferi, French criminal attorney (d. 1956)
  • 1902
    Jimmie Lunceford, American bandleader (d. 1947)
  • 1919
    Peter Carrington, British politician
  • 1944
    Edgar Froese, German artist and electronic music pioneer (Tangerine Dream)
  • 1945
    David E. Bonior, American politician
  • 1958
    Danny Webb, English actor
  • 1973
    Kat Swift, American politician
  • 1975
    Staci Keanan, American actress
  • 1976
    Geoff Rowley, British skateboarder

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