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
Li Yuan becomes Emperor Gaozu of Tang, initiating three centuries of Tang Dynasty rule over China.
French invasion of Algeria
First ascent of Aletschhorn, second summit of the Bernese Alps.
Susan B. Anthony is fined $100 for attempting to vote in the 1872 presidential election.
The Reinsurance Treaty between Germany and Russia is signed.
The University of the Philippines is established.
Dr. 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.
Vietnam War: The United States uses B-52 bombers to attack National Liberation Front guerrilla fighters in South Vietnam.
Staines air disaster – 118 are killed when a plane crashes two minutes after take off from London Heathrow Airport.
The first Kazakh space satellite, KazSat is launched.
Who were born on June 18?
James Montgomery Flagg, American illustrator (d. 1960)
George Mikan, American basketball player (d. 2005)
Kevin Murray, Australian rules footballer
Thabo Mbeki, President of South Africa
Bruiser Brody, American professional wrestler (d. 1988)
Carol Kane, American actress
Ray Lamontagne, American singer-songwriter
Jamel Debbouze, French actor and producer
Tara Platt, American actress
Cameron Smith, Australian NRL player
Who died on June 18?
Rogier van der Weyden, Flemish painter (b. 1399 or 1400)
Robert Crowley, English printer and poet (b. c. 1517)
Jeanne Mance, French settler of New France, founder of Montreal and of Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal, the first hospital in North America (b. 1606)
Michel Richard Delalande, French organist and composer (b. 1657)
Gaston Doumergue, French statesman (b. 1863)
Elias Degiannis, Greek navy officer and resistance fighter (b. 1912)
Thomas Gomez, American actor (b. 1905)
Terence Fisher, English film director (b. 1904)
Curd Jürgens, German actor (b. 1915)
Ernest Martin, American convicted murderer (b. 1960)
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