About June 18

June 18, 2022 is the 169th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 196 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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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 218 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.
  • 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.
  • 1757
    Battle of Kolín between Prussian forces under Frederick the Great and an Austrian army under the command of Field Marshal Count Leopold Joseph von Daun in the Seven Years’ War.
  • 1767
    Samuel Wallis, an English sea captain, sights Tahiti and is considered the first European to reach the island.
  • 1812
    War of 1812: The U.S. Congress declares war on the United Kingdom.
  • 1815
    Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Waterloo results in the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte by the Duke of Wellington and Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher forcing him to abdicate the throne of France for the second and last time.
  • 1830
    French invasion of Algeria
  • 1858
    Charles Darwin receives a paper from Alfred Russel Wallace that includes nearly identical conclusions about evolution as Darwin’s own, prompting Darwin to publish his theory.
  • 1859
    First ascent of Aletschhorn, second summit of the Bernese Alps.
  • 1873
    Susan B. Anthony is fined $100 for attempting to vote in the 1872 presidential election.
  • 1908
    Japanese immigration to Brazil begins when 781 people arrive in Santos aboard the ship Kasato-Maru.
  • 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).
  • 1940
    “Finest Hour” speech by Winston Churchill.
  • 1940
    Appeal of June 18 by Charles de Gaulle.
  • 1945
    William Joyce (Lord Haw-Haw) is charged with treason for his pro-German propaganda broadcasting during World War II.
  • 1972
    Staines air disaster – 118 are killed when a plane crashes two minutes after take off from London Heathrow Airport.
  • 1994
    The Troubles: the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) open fire inside a pub in Loughinisland, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, killing six civilians and wounding five.
  • 1996
    Ted Kaczynski, suspected of being the Unabomber, is indicted on ten criminal counts.
  • 2006
    The first Kazakh space satellite, KazSat is launched.

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