About June 16

June 16, 2021 is the 167th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 198 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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

What Happened On June 16

  • 1745
    British troops take Cape Breton Island, which is now part of Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • 1745
    Sir William Pepperell captures the French Fortress of Louisbourg in Louisbourg, Nova Scotia during the War of the Austrian Succession.
  • 1779
    Spain declares war on the Kingdom of Great Britain, and the Great Siege of Gibraltar begins.
  • 1815
    Battle of Ligny and Battle of Quatre Bras, two days before the Battle of Waterloo.
  • 1846
    The Papal conclave of 1846 concludes. Pope Pius IX is elected Pope beginning the longest reign in the history of the papacy (not counting St. Peter).
  • 1891
    John Abbott becomes Canada’s third Prime Minister.
  • 1897
    A treaty annexing the Republic of Hawaii to the United States is signed; the Republic would not be dissolved until a year later.
  • 1904
    Eugen Schauman assassinates Nikolai Bobrikov, Governor-General of Finland.
  • 1915
    Foundation of the British Women’s Institute.
  • 1922
    General election in the Irish Free State: the pro-Treaty Sinn Féin win a large majority.
  • 1924
    The Whampoa Military Academy is founded.
  • 1930
    Sovnarkom establishes decree time in the USSR.
  • 1933
    The National Industrial Recovery Act is passed.
  • 1940
    A Communist government is installed in Lithuania.
  • 1961
    Rudolf Nureyev defects from the Soviet Union.
  • 1963
    Soviet Space Program: Vostok 6 Mission – Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space.
  • 1972
    The largest single-site hydro-electric power project in Canada is inaugurated at Churchill Falls, Labrador.
  • 1977
    Oracle Corporation is incorporated in Redwood Shores, California, as Software Development Laboratories (SDL) by Larry Ellison, Bob Miner and Ed Oates.
  • 1997
    The Dairat Labguer massacre in Algeria; 50 people are killed.
  • 2000
    Israel complies with UN Security Council Resolution 425 after 22 years of it issuance, which calls on Israel to completely withdraw from Lebanon. Israel withdraws from all of Lebanon, except the disputed Shebaa Farms.

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