What happened this day in history June 18

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

  • 618
    Li Yuan becomes Emperor Gaozu of Tang, initiating three centuries of Tang Dynasty rule over China.
  • 1830
    French invasion of Algeria
  • 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.
  • 1887
    The Reinsurance Treaty between Germany and Russia is signed.
  • 1908
    The University of the Philippines is established.
  • 1946
    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.
  • 1965
    Vietnam War: The United States uses B-52 bombers to attack National Liberation Front guerrilla fighters in South Vietnam.
  • 1972
    Staines air disaster – 118 are killed when a plane crashes two minutes after take off from London Heathrow Airport.
  • 2006
    The first Kazakh space satellite, KazSat is launched.

Who were born on June 18?

  • 1877
    James Montgomery Flagg, American illustrator (d. 1960)
  • 1924
    George Mikan, American basketball player (d. 2005)
  • 1938
    Kevin Murray, Australian rules footballer
  • 1942
    Thabo Mbeki, President of South Africa
  • 1946
    Bruiser Brody, American professional wrestler (d. 1988)
  • 1952
    Carol Kane, American actress
  • 1973
    Ray Lamontagne, American singer-songwriter
  • 1975
    Jamel Debbouze, French actor and producer
  • 1980
    Tara Platt, American actress
  • 1983
    Cameron Smith, Australian NRL player

Who died on June 18?

  • 1464
    Rogier van der Weyden, Flemish painter (b. 1399 or 1400)
  • 1588
    Robert Crowley, English printer and poet (b. c. 1517)
  • 1673
    Jeanne Mance, French settler of New France, founder of Montreal and of Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal, the first hospital in North America (b. 1606)
  • 1726
    Michel Richard Delalande, French organist and composer (b. 1657)
  • 1937
    Gaston Doumergue, French statesman (b. 1863)
  • 1943
    Elias Degiannis, Greek navy officer and resistance fighter (b. 1912)
  • 1971
    Thomas Gomez, American actor (b. 1905)
  • 1980
    Terence Fisher, English film director (b. 1904)
  • 1982
    Curd Jürgens, German actor (b. 1915)
  • 2003
    Ernest Martin, American convicted murderer (b. 1960)

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