What are the important events that happened on June 18? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

June 18: Facts & Myths About This Day

June 18 is the 169th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 196 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 5, 2017 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,497,744,000 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectahexacontaenneagon’ day.

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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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 246 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,640 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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June 18 Historical Events

  • 1684
    The charter of the Massachusetts Bay Colony is revoked via a scire facias writ issued by an English court.
  • 1778
    American Revolutionary War: British troops abandon Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 1859
    First ascent of Aletschhorn, second summit of the Bernese Alps.
  • 1873
    Susan B. Anthony is fined $100 for attempting to vote in the 1872 presidential election.
  • 1940
    “Finest Hour” speech by Winston Churchill.
  • 1940
    Appeal of June 18 by Charles de Gaulle.
  • 1953
    The Egyptian Revolution of 1952 ends with the overthrow of the Muhammad Ali Dynasty and the declaration of the Republic of Egypt.
  • 1979
    SALT II is signed by the United States and the Soviet Union.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Who were born on June 18?

  • 1886
    Alexander Wetmore, American ornithologist (d. 1978)
  • 1886
    George Mallory, English mountaineer (d. 1924)
  • 1908
    Nedra Volz, American actress (d. 2003)
  • 1910
    Dick Foran, American actor (d. 1979)
  • 1917
    Richard Boone, American actor (d. 1981)
  • 1918
    Franco Modigliani, Italian economist, Nobel laureate (d. 2003)
  • 1935
    Hugh McColl, American banker
  • 1936
    Ronald Venetiaan, President of Suriname
  • 1979
    Yumiko Kobayashi, Japanese voice actress
  • 1997
    Max Records, American Actor

Who died on June 18?

  • 1291
    King Alfonso III of Aragon (b. 1265)
  • 1749
    Ambrose Philips, English poet (b. 1674)
  • 1835
    William Cobbett, English journalist and author (b. 1763)
  • 1866
    Prince Sigismund of Prussia (b. 1864)
  • 1978
    Walter C. Alvarez, American physician (b. 1884)
  • 1985
    Paul Colin, French poster designer (b. 1892)
  • 1989
    I. F. Stone, American journalist (b. 1907)
  • 2007
    Bernard Manning, British comedian (b. 1930)
  • 2007
    Georges Thurston, Canadian singer (b. 1951)
  • 2008
    Tasha Tudor, American illustrator (b. 1915)

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