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, 416,040 hours 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.
  • 1757
    Battle of Kolín between Prussian forces under Frederick the Great and an Austrian army under the command of Field Marshal Count Leopold Joseph von Daun in the Seven Years’ War.
  • 1778
    American Revolutionary War: British troops abandon Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 1812
    War of 1812: The U.S. Congress declares war on the United Kingdom.
  • 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.
  • 1954
    Pierre Mendès-France becomes Prime Minister of France.
  • 1965
    Vietnam War: The United States uses B-52 bombers to attack National Liberation Front guerrilla fighters in South Vietnam.
  • 1996
    Ted Kaczynski, suspected of being the Unabomber, is indicted on ten criminal counts.
  • 2006
    The first Kazakh space satellite, KazSat is launched.

Who were born on June 18?

  • 1812
    Ivan Goncharov, Russian author (d. 1891)
  • 1850
    Richard Heuberger, Austrian composer and music critic (d. 1914)
  • 1870
    Edouard Le Roy, French philosopher and mathematician (d. 1954)
  • 1918
    Jerome Karle, American chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1926
    Tom Wicker, American journalist (d. 2011)
  • 1939
    Jean-Claude Germain, French Canadian author, journalist and historian
  • 1950
    Mike Johanns, American politician
  • 1963
    Bruce Smith, American football player
  • 1980
    Craig Mottram, Australian middle distance runner
  • 2006
    Countess Zaria of Orange-Nassau, Jonkvrouwe van Amsberg, Dutch royal

Who died on June 18?

  • 1742
    John Aislabie, English politician (b. 1670)
  • 1794
    François Nicolas Leonard Buzot, French revolutionary figure (b. 1760)
  • 1936
    Maxim Gorky, Russian author (b. 1868)
  • 1971
    Thomas Gomez, American actor (b. 1905)
  • 1980
    Terence Fisher, English film director (b. 1904)
  • 1986
    Frances Scott Fitzgerald, American writer (b. 1921)
  • 1992
    Mordecai Ardon, Israeli painter (b. 1896)
  • 2008
    Miyuki Kanbe, Japanese actor (b. 1984)
  • 2008
    Tasha Tudor, American illustrator (b. 1915)
  • 2010
    Trent Acid, American professional wrestler (b.1980)

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