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, 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

  • 618
    Li Yuan becomes Emperor Gaozu of Tang, initiating three centuries of Tang Dynasty rule over China.
  • 1178
    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.
  • 1767
    Samuel Wallis, an English sea captain, sights Tahiti and is considered the first European to reach the island.
  • 1812
    War of 1812: The U.S. Congress declares war on the United Kingdom.
  • 1815
    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.
  • 1873
    Susan B. Anthony is fined $100 for attempting to vote in the 1872 presidential election.
  • 1923
    Checker Taxi puts its first taxi on the streets.
  • 1930
    Groundbreaking ceremonies for the Franklin Institute are held.
  • 1940
    Appeal of June 18 by Charles de Gaulle.
  • 1965
    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?

  • 1815
    Ludwig Freiherr von und zu der Tann-Rathsamhausen, German general (d. 1881)
  • 1910
    Dick Foran, American actor (d. 1979)
  • 1913
    Sylvia Field Porter, American economist and journalist (d. 1991)
  • 1931
    Fernando Henrique Cardoso, President of Brazil
  • 1936
    Denny Hulme, New Zealand race car driver (d. 1992)
  • 1938
    Kevin Murray, Australian rules footballer
  • 1942
    Roger Ebert, American film reviewer
  • 1990
    Luke Adam, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1996
    Jade-Lianna Peters, Chinese-born naturalized American television voice actress
  • 2006
    Countess Zaria of Orange-Nassau, Jonkvrouwe van Amsberg, Dutch royal

Who died on June 18?

  • 1234
    Emperor Chukyo of Japan (b. 1218)
  • 1742
    John Aislabie, English politician (b. 1670)
  • 1749
    Ambrose Philips, English poet (b. 1674)
  • 1916
    Max Immelmann, German flying ace (b. 1890)
  • 1917
    Titu Maiorescu, Prime Minister of Romania (b. 1840)
  • 1971
    Paul Karrer, Swiss chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1889)
  • 1975
    Hugo Bergmann, Czech-born German and Israeli Jewish philosopher (b. 1883)
  • 1992
    Peter Allen, Australian singer and songwriter (b. 1944)
  • 2002
    Jack Buck, American baseball announcer (b. 1924)
  • 2011
    Clarence Clemons, American saxophonist (b. 1942)

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