About June 18

June 18, 2020 is the 170th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 196 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 239 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.
  • 1178
    Five Canterbury monks see what is possibly the Giordano Bruno crater being formed. It is believed that the current oscillations of the Moon’s distance from the Earth (on the order of meters) are a result of this collision.
  • 1684
    The charter of the Massachusetts Bay Colony is revoked via a scire facias writ issued by an English court.
  • 1767
    Samuel Wallis, an English sea captain, sights Tahiti and is considered the first European to reach the island.
  • 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.
  • 1873
    Susan B. Anthony is fined $100 for attempting to vote in the 1872 presidential election.
  • 1900
    Empress Dowager Longyu of China orders all foreigners killed, including foreign diplomats and their families.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2009
    The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), a NASA robotic spacecraft is launched.

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