About June 18

June 18, 2021 is the 169th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 196 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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

What Happened On June 18

  • 618
    Li Yuan becomes Emperor Gaozu of Tang, initiating three centuries of Tang Dynasty rule over China.
  • 1264
    The Parliament of Ireland meets at Castledermot in County Kildare, the first definitively known meeting of this Irish legislature.
  • 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.
  • 1830
    French invasion of Algeria
  • 1873
    Susan B. Anthony is fined $100 for attempting to vote in the 1872 presidential election.
  • 1887
    The Reinsurance Treaty between Germany and Russia is signed.
  • 1908
    The University of the Philippines is established.
  • 1928
    Aviator Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly in an aircraft across the Atlantic Ocean (she is a passenger; Wilmer Stultz is the pilot and Lou Gordon the mechanic).
  • 1935
    Police in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada clash with striking longshoremen, resulting in a total 60 injuries and 24 arrests.
  • 1940
    “Finest Hour” speech by Winston Churchill.
  • 1940
    Appeal of June 18 by Charles de Gaulle.
  • 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.
  • 1953
    A United States Air Force C-124 crashes and burns near Tokyo, Japan killing 129.
  • 1954
    Pierre Mendès-France becomes Prime Minister of France.
  • 1965
    Vietnam War: The United States uses B-52 bombers to attack National Liberation Front guerrilla fighters in South Vietnam.
  • 1972
    Staines air disaster – 118 are killed when a plane crashes two minutes after take off from London Heathrow Airport.
  • 1979
    SALT II is signed by the United States and the Soviet Union.
  • 1983
    Mona Mahmudnizhad together with nine other Bahá'í women, is sentenced to death and hanged in Shiraz, Iran because of her Bahá'í Faith.
  • 1983
    Space Shuttle program: STS-7, Astronaut Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space.
  • 1984
    A major clash between about 5,000 police and a similar number of miners takes place at Orgreave, South Yorkshire, during the 1984-1985 UK miners’ strike.

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