What happened this day in history

Wikipedia defines history as the discovery, collection, organization, and presentation of information about past events. It came from the Greek word ‘historia’ – which means ‘inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation’.

Did you know? There are many who claim Herodotus, a fifth century BC Greek historian, as the “father of history”.

This website utilizes pages from Wikipedia to extract historical events from 3761 BC up to the present. There are 105,060 records in the database that include events, births and deaths of popular individuals. The present day Gregorian calendar was adopted to show dates of interest.

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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 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 196 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 5, 2021 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,623,974,400 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 228 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 3,101 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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June 18 Historical Events

  • 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.
  • 1953
    A United States Air Force C-124 crashes and burns near Tokyo, Japan killing 129.
  • 1953
    The Egyptian Revolution of 1952 ends with the overthrow of the Muhammad Ali Dynasty and the declaration of the Republic of Egypt.
  • 1954
    Pierre Mendès-France becomes Prime Minister of France.
  • 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.

Who were born on June 18?

  • 1886
    Alexander Wetmore, American ornithologist (d. 1978)
  • 1943
    Raffaella Carrà, Italian TV presenter
  • 1946
    Bruiser Brody, American professional wrestler (d. 1988)
  • 1960
    Ralph Brown, British actor
  • 1971
    Jason McAteer, English-born Irish footballer

Who died on June 18?

  • 1650
    Christoph Scheiner, German astronomer (b. 1573 or 1575)
  • 1959
    Ethel Barrymore, American actress (b. 1879)
  • 1967
    Beat Fehr, Swiss racing driver (b. 1942)
  • 1975
    Hugo Bergmann, Czech-born German and Israeli Jewish philosopher (b. 1883)
  • 2006
    Vincent Sherman, American film director (b. 1906)

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