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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

June 18 - The Day in History

June 18 : General Interest
1812: War of 1812 begins

The day after the Senate followed the House of Representatives in voting to declare war against Great Britain, President James Madison signs the declaration into law--and the War of 1812 begins... read more


American Revolution
1778 : British abandon Philadelphia
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/british-abandon-philadelphia

Automotive
1923 : Checker Cab produces first taxi at Kalamazoo factory
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/checker-cab-produces-first-taxi-at-kalamazoo-factory

Civil War
1864 : Union hero Joshua Chamberlain is wounded at Petersburg
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/joshua-lawrence-chamberlain-is-wounded-at-petersburg

Cold War
1979 : Carter and Brezhnev sign the SALT-II treaty
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/carter-and-brezhnev-sign-the-salt-ii-treaty

Crime
1984 : A radio host is gunned down for his controversial views
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/a-radio-host-is-gunned-down-for-his-controversial-views

Disaster
1972 : Mysterious crash at Heathrow
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mysterious-crash-at-heathrow

General Interest
1815 : Napoleon defeated at Waterloo
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/napoleon-defeated-at-waterloo
1983 : First American woman in space
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-american-woman-in-space

Hollywood
1942 : Film critic Roger Ebert born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/film-critic-roger-ebert-born

Literary
1937 : Novelist Gail Godwin is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/novelist-gail-godwin-is-born

Music
1967 : The Monterey Pop Festival reaches its climax
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-monterey-pop-festival-reaches-its-climax

Old West
1847 : Alexander Murray departs for the Yukon
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/alexander-murray-departs-for-the-yukon

Presidential
1798 : Adams passes first of Alien and Sedition Acts
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/adams-passes-first-of-alien-and-sedition-acts

Sports
1960 : Arnold Palmer wins U.S. Open
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/arnold-palmer-wins-us-open

Vietnam War
1965 : SAC B-52s are used for the first time in South Vietnam
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sac-b-52s-are-used-for-the-first-time-in-south-vietnam
1966 : Westmoreland requests more troops
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/westmoreland-requests-more-troops

World War I
1915 : French troops halt fighting in Artois region
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/french-troops-halt-fighting-in-artois-region

World War II
1940 : Hitler and Mussolini meet in Munich
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hitler-and-mussolini-meet-in-munich


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