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On This Day: June 18th

This is 169th day of the year and 196 days remain in the year.

in history
1812
The War of 1812 began.
1815

Napoleon was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo by British, German, and Dutch forces.

1873
Suffragist Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for attempting to vote in the 1872 presidential election.
1928
Aviator Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. She completed the flight from Newfoundland to Wales in about 21 hours.
1948
The United Nations Commission on Human Rights adopted its International Declaration of Human Rights. The General Assembly would give it final approval on Dec. 10, 1948.
1983
Sally Ride became the first American woman in space.
June 18 BirthdaysPaul McCartney

1942—, Singer, composer, pianist born in Liverpool, England.


Anastasiagrand duchess
Edward Scrippsnewspaper publisher
Philip Barryplaywright



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