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

  • 1586
    Mary, Queen of Scots, recognizes Philip II of Spain as her heir and successor.
  • 1745
    British troops take Cape Breton Island, which is now part of Nova Scotia, Canada.
  • 1746
    War of Austrian Succession: Austria and Sardinia defeat a Franco-Spanish army at the Battle of Piacenza.
  • 1755
    French and Indian War: the French surrender Fort Beauséjour to the British, leading to the expulsion of the Acadians.
  • 1795
    First Battle of Groix otherwise known as “Cornwallis’ Retreat”.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 1858
    Abraham Lincoln delivers his House Divided speech in Springfield, Illinois.
  • 1871
    The University Tests Act allows students to enter the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Durham without religious tests (except for those intending to study theology).
  • 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.
  • 1904
    Eugen Schauman assassinates Nikolai Bobrikov, Governor-General of Finland.
  • 1904
    Irish author James Joyce begins a relationship with Nora Barnacle and subsequently uses the date to set the actions for his novel Ulysses; this date is now traditionally called “Bloomsday”.
  • 1911
    A 772 gram stony meteorite strikes the earth near Kilbourn, Wisconsin damaging a barn.
  • 1915
    Foundation of the British Women’s Institute.
  • 1924
    The Whampoa Military Academy is founded.
  • 1930
    Sovnarkom establishes decree time in the USSR.
  • 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.

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