About June 18

June 18, 2017 is the 169th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 196 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

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Gemini is the sun 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 246 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On June 18

  • 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.
  • 1264
    The Parliament of Ireland meets at Castledermot in County Kildare, the first definitively known meeting of this Irish legislature.
  • 1778
    American Revolutionary War: British troops abandon Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 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.
  • 1830
    French invasion of Algeria
  • 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.
  • 1900
    Empress Dowager Longyu of China orders all foreigners killed, including foreign diplomats and their families.
  • 1908
    Japanese immigration to Brazil begins when 781 people arrive in Santos aboard the ship Kasato-Maru.
  • 1908
    The University of the Philippines is established.
  • 1935
    Police in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada clash with striking longshoremen, resulting in a total 60 injuries and 24 arrests.
  • 1940
    “Finest Hour” speech by Winston Churchill.
  • 1953
    A United States Air Force C-124 crashes and burns near Tokyo, Japan killing 129.
  • 1954
    Pierre Mendès-France becomes Prime Minister of France.
  • 1983
    Space Shuttle program: STS-7, Astronaut Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space.
  • 1994
    The Troubles: the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) open fire inside a pub in Loughinisland, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, killing six civilians and wounding five.
  • 1996
    Ted Kaczynski, suspected of being the Unabomber, is indicted on ten criminal counts.
  • 2006
    The first Kazakh space satellite, KazSat is launched.
  • 2009
    The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), a NASA robotic spacecraft is launched.

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