Merriam-Webster dictionary defines history as a branch of knowledge that records and explains past events. It’s a chronological record of significant events often including an explanation of their causes. The earliest known use of the word history was in the 14th century.

Today In HistoryThis website utilizes entries from Wikipedia to extract historical events from 3761 BC up to the present. There are currently 105,060 records in our database. The present day Gregorian calendar was adopted to show dates of interest.

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About June 18

June 18, 2024 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.

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

What Happened On June 18

  • 1429
    French forces under the leadership of Joan of Arc defeat the main English army under Sir John Fastolf at the Battle of Patay. This turns the tide of the Hundred Years’ War.
  • 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.
  • 1778
    American Revolutionary War: British troops abandon Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • 1887
    The Reinsurance Treaty between Germany and Russia is signed.
  • 1908
    Japanese immigration to Brazil begins when 781 people arrive in Santos aboard the ship Kasato-Maru.
  • 1945
    William Joyce (Lord Haw-Haw) is charged with treason for his pro-German propaganda broadcasting during World War II.
  • 1946
    Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia, a Socialist, calls for a Direct Action Day against the Portuguese in Goa. A road is named after this date in Panjim.
  • 1979
    SALT II is signed by the United States and the Soviet Union.
  • 2006
    The first Kazakh space satellite, KazSat is launched.

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