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, 451,104 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 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.
Five Canterbury monks see what is possibly the Giordano Bruno crater being formed. It is believed that the current oscillations of the Moon’s distance from the Earth (on the order of meters) are a result of this collision.
Samuel Wallis, an English sea captain, sights Tahiti and is considered the first European to reach the island.
War of 1812: The U.S. Congress declares war on the United Kingdom.
Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Waterloo results in the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte by the Duke of Wellington and Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher forcing him to abdicate the throne of France for the second and last time.
Susan B. Anthony is fined $100 for attempting to vote in the 1872 presidential election.
Checker Taxi puts its first taxi on the streets.
Groundbreaking ceremonies for the Franklin Institute are held.
Appeal of June 18 by Charles de Gaulle.
Vietnam War: The United States uses B-52 bombers to attack National Liberation Front guerrilla fighters in South Vietnam.
Who were born on June 18?
Ludwig Freiherr von und zu der Tann-Rathsamhausen, German general (d. 1881)
Dick Foran, American actor (d. 1979)
Sylvia Field Porter, American economist and journalist (d. 1991)
Fernando Henrique Cardoso, President of Brazil
Denny Hulme, New Zealand race car driver (d. 1992)
Kevin Murray, Australian rules footballer
Roger Ebert, American film reviewer
Luke Adam, Canadian ice hockey player
Jade-Lianna Peters, Chinese-born naturalized American television voice actress
Countess Zaria of Orange-Nassau, Jonkvrouwe van Amsberg, Dutch royal
Who died on June 18?
Emperor Chukyo of Japan (b. 1218)
John Aislabie, English politician (b. 1670)
Ambrose Philips, English poet (b. 1674)
Max Immelmann, German flying ace (b. 1890)
Titu Maiorescu, Prime Minister of Romania (b. 1840)
Paul Karrer, Swiss chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1889)
Hugo Bergmann, Czech-born German and Israeli Jewish philosopher (b. 1883)
Peter Allen, Australian singer and songwriter (b. 1944)
Jack Buck, American baseball announcer (b. 1924)
Clarence Clemons, American saxophonist (b. 1942)
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