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Events of June 16th:

June 16th is the 167th day of the year (168th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 198 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about June 16th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on June 16th:

1723 Adam Smith (philosopher, economist)

1806 Edward Davy (physician, chemist, inventor)

1829 Geronimo (native American leader)

1858 William D. Boyce (newspaper man, magazine publisher, explorer, founder of the Boy Scouts of America)

1890 Stan Laurel (comedian, actor)

1896 Murray Leinster (author)

1912 Enoch Powell (British politician)

1935 James Bolam (actor)

1971 Tupac Shakur (rap singer)

1972 John Cho (actor)



June 16th in History:

1487 Battle of Stoke Field, the last battle in the Wars of the Roses.

1586 Mary Queen of Scots recognizes Philip II of Spain as her heir and successor.

Mary Queen of Scots


1858 Abraham Lincoln delivers his "House Divided" speech.

Abraham Lincoln


1897 Republic of Hawaii annexed by the United States.

1903 Ford Motor Company incorporated.

1911 The Computing Tabulating Recording Corporation - now known as IBM - is incorporated.

1915 British Women's Institute founded.

1940 Marshall Pétain appointed French Prime Minister.

1961 Ballet-dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects from the USSR.

1963 Soviet cosmonaut, Valentina Tereshkova, is the first woman in space.

Valentina Tereshkova


1967 Beginning of the Monterey Pop Festival.

1977 Oracle Corporation founded.

2010 Bhutan is the first country in the world to completely ban tobacco.


June 16th is also:

Youth Day (South Africa)


Astrology

People born on June 16th are Gemini

Gemini

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