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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

1923 : Checker Cab produces first taxi at Kalamazoo factory

Civil War
1864 : Union hero Joshua Chamberlain is wounded at Petersburg

Cold War
1979 : Carter and Brezhnev sign the SALT-II treaty

1984 : A radio host is gunned down for his controversial views

1972 : Mysterious crash at Heathrow

General Interest
1815 : Napoleon defeated at Waterloo
1983 : First American woman in space

1942 : Film critic Roger Ebert born

1937 : Novelist Gail Godwin is born

1967 : The Monterey Pop Festival reaches its climax

Old West
1847 : Alexander Murray departs for the Yukon

1798 : Adams passes first of Alien and Sedition Acts

1960 : Arnold Palmer wins U.S. Open

Vietnam War
1965 : SAC B-52s are used for the first time in South Vietnam
1966 : Westmoreland requests more troops

World War I
1915 : French troops halt fighting in Artois region

World War II
1940 : Hitler and Mussolini meet in Munich


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