About June 16

June 16, 2024 is the 168th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 198 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 227 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On June 16

  • 1745
    Sir William Pepperell captures the French Fortress of Louisbourg in Louisbourg, Nova Scotia during the War of the Austrian Succession.
  • 1755
    French and Indian War: the French surrender Fort Beauséjour to the British, leading to the expulsion of the Acadians.
  • 1815
    Battle of Ligny and Battle of Quatre Bras, two days before the Battle of Waterloo.
  • 1836
    The formation of the London Working Men’s Association gives rise to the Chartist Movement.
  • 1858
    Abraham Lincoln delivers his House Divided speech in Springfield, Illinois.
  • 1858
    The Battle of Morar takes place during the Indian Mutiny.
  • 1897
    A treaty annexing the Republic of Hawaii to the United States is signed; the Republic would not be dissolved until a year later.
  • 1903
    The Ford Motor Company is incorporated.
  • 1911
    A 772 gram stony meteorite strikes the earth near Kilbourn, Wisconsin damaging a barn.
  • 1922
    General election in the Irish Free State: the pro-Treaty Sinn Féin win a large majority.
  • 1924
    The Whampoa Military Academy is founded.
  • 1925
    The most famous Young Pioneer camp of the Soviet Union, Artek, is established.
  • 1930
    Sovnarkom establishes decree time in the USSR.
  • 1933
    The National Industrial Recovery Act is passed.
  • 1940
    A Communist government is installed in Lithuania.
  • 1940
    World War II: Marshal Henri Philippe Pétain becomes Chief of State of Vichy France (Chef de l'État Français).
  • 1958
    Imre Nagy, Pál Maléter and other leaders of the 1956 Hungarian Uprising are executed.
  • 1963
    Soviet Space Program: Vostok 6 Mission – Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space.
  • 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.

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