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 170th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 196 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 5, 2024 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 28,644,480 minutes 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 ‘hectaheptacontagon’ day.

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 225 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 4,197 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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June 18 Historical Events

  • 1264
    The Parliament of Ireland meets at Castledermot in County Kildare, the first definitively known meeting of this Irish legislature.
  • 1767
    Samuel Wallis, an English sea captain, sights Tahiti and is considered the first European to reach the island.
  • 1908
    The University of the Philippines is established.
  • 1930
    Groundbreaking ceremonies for the Franklin Institute are held.
  • 1965
    Vietnam War: The United States uses B-52 bombers to attack National Liberation Front guerrilla fighters in South Vietnam.
  • 1979
    SALT II is signed by the United States and the Soviet Union.
  • 1983
    Space Shuttle program: STS-7, Astronaut Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space.
  • 1984
    A major clash between about 5,000 police and a similar number of miners takes place at Orgreave, South Yorkshire, during the 1984-1985 UK miners’ strike.
  • 2006
    The first Kazakh space satellite, KazSat is launched.
  • 2009
    The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), a NASA robotic spacecraft is launched.

Who were born on June 18?

  • 1269
    Princess Eleanor of England (d. 1298)
  • 1863
    George Essex Evans, Australian poet (d. 1909)
  • 1904
    Keye Luke, Chinese-born American actor (d. 1991)
  • 1941
    Delia Smith, English cook and television presenter
  • 1942
    Roger Ebert, American film reviewer
  • 1952
    Isabella Rossellini, Italian actress
  • 1960
    Ralph Brown, British actor
  • 1973
    Alexandros Papadimitriou, Greek hammer thrower
  • 1986
    Richard Gasquet, French tennis player
  • 1990
    Sandra Izbaşa, Romanian gymnast

Who died on June 18?

  • 1833
    Robert Hett Chapman, American religious figure and educator (b. 1771)
  • 1866
    Prince Sigismund of Prussia (b. 1864)
  • 1922
    Jacobus Kapteyn, Dutch astronomer (b. 1851)
  • 1963
    Pedro Armendáriz, Mexican actor (b. 1912)
  • 1967
    Giacomo “Geki” Russo, Italian racing driver (b. 1937)
  • 1973
    Roger Delgado, British actor (b. 1918)
  • 1978
    Walter C. Alvarez, American physician (b. 1884)
  • 1984
    Alan Berg, American radio talk show host (b. 1934)
  • 2003
    Larry Doby, American baseball player (b. 1923)
  • 2005
    Manuel Sadosky, Argentine mathematician (b. 1914)

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