About June 16

June 16, 2022 is the 167th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 198 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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

What Happened On June 16

  • 1487
    Battle of Stoke Field, the final engagement of the Wars of the Roses.
  • 1774
    Foundation of Harrodsburg, Kentucky.
  • 1779
    Spain declares war on the Kingdom of Great Britain, and the Great Siege of Gibraltar begins.
  • 1836
    The formation of the London Working Men’s Association gives rise to the Chartist Movement.
  • 1858
    The Battle of Morar takes place during the Indian Mutiny.
  • 1883
    The Victoria Hall theatre panic in Sunderland, England kills 183 children.
  • 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.
  • 1903
    Roald Amundsen commences the first east-west navigation of the Northwest Passage, leaving Oslo, Norway.
  • 1915
    Foundation of the British Women’s Institute.
  • 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.
  • 1940
    A Communist government is installed in Lithuania.
  • 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.
  • 1972
    The largest single-site hydro-electric power project in Canada is inaugurated at Churchill Falls, Labrador.
  • 1976
    Soweto uprising: a non-violent march by 15,000 students in Soweto, South Africa turns into days of rioting when police open fire on the crowd.
  • 1989
    Imre Nagy, the former Hungarian Prime Minister, is reburied in Budapest.
  • 1997
    The Dairat Labguer massacre in Algeria; 50 people are killed.

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