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

What Happened On June 18

  • 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.
  • 1684
    The charter of the Massachusetts Bay Colony is revoked via a scire facias writ issued by an English court.
  • 1757
    Battle of Kolín between Prussian forces under Frederick the Great and an Austrian army under the command of Field Marshal Count Leopold Joseph von Daun in the Seven Years’ War.
  • 1812
    War of 1812: The U.S. Congress declares war on the United Kingdom.
  • 1858
    Charles Darwin receives a paper from Alfred Russel Wallace that includes nearly identical conclusions about evolution as Darwin’s own, prompting Darwin to publish his theory.
  • 1887
    The Reinsurance Treaty between Germany and Russia is signed.
  • 1923
    Checker Taxi puts its first taxi on the streets.
  • 1935
    Police in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada clash with striking longshoremen, resulting in a total 60 injuries and 24 arrests.
  • 1940
    Appeal of June 18 by Charles de Gaulle.
  • 1945
    William Joyce (Lord Haw-Haw) is charged with treason for his pro-German propaganda broadcasting during World War II.
  • 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.
  • 1979
    SALT II is signed by the United States and the Soviet Union.
  • 1983
    Mona Mahmudnizhad together with nine other Bahá'í women, is sentenced to death and hanged in Shiraz, Iran because of her Bahá'í Faith.
  • 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.
  • 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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