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Births, Deaths, and Events for 18 June



About This Day

     This is day 169 of the year 2018.
     There are 196 days left to 2018.


Thought For The Day


     "The only rose without thorns is friendship."


 

Births

 
1799   William Lassell - discoverer (satellites of Uranus & Neptune)
1877   James Montgomery Flagg - Pelham Manor, New York, illustrator "I want you" recruiting poster
1886   George Mallory - England, mountain climber ("because it is there")
1896   Philip Barry - Rochester, NY, dramatist (Philadelphia Story)
1913   Sylvia Porter - financial writer (Sylvia Porter's Money Book)
1913   Sammy Cahn - New york, NY, lyricist (3 Coins in a Fountain)
1917   Richard Boone - Los Angeles, CA, actor (Paladin-Have Gun Will Travel)
1929   Eva Bartok - Budapest, Hungary, actress (Assassin, Crimson Pirate)
1937   Vitali M Zholobov - cosmonaut (Soyuz 21)
1937   John D (Jay) Rockefeller IV - New York, NY, politician, Governor of West Virginia (1977-1985), Senator from West Virginia (1985 - )
1942   Rogert Ebert - Urbana, IL, film critic (Siskel & Ebert at the Movies)
1942   Paul McCartney - Liverpool, England, rocker, Beatles, writes silly love songs
1952   Isabella Rossellini - Rome, Italy, actress (Blue Velvet, Tough Guys Don't Dance)
1952   Carol Kane - Cleveland, OH, actress (Dog Day Afternoon, Simka-Taxi)
1964   Uday Hussein - Baghdad, Iraq, son of dictator and a real asshole by most accounts

 

Deaths

 
1959   Ethel Barrymore - actress, dies at 79
1974   Georgi Zhukov - Russian Marshal (WW II), dies at 78
1975   Faisal Ibn Mussed Abdul Aziz - Saudi prince, beheaded in Riyadh
1982   John Cheever - American writer, dies at 70 of cancer
1986   Frances Scott Fitzgerald - daughter of F.Scott and Zelda, dies at 74

 

Events

 
   International Panic Day
1178   Proposed time of origin of lunar crater Giordano Bruno
1778   British Redcoats evacuate Philadelphia
1812   War of 1812 begins as US declares war against Britain
1815   Battle of Waterloo; Napoleon defeated by Wellington
1822   Part of US-Canadian boundary determined
1863   After long neglect, Confederates hurriedly fortify Vicksburg
1864   At Petersburg, Grant ends 4 days of assaults
1872   Woman's Sufferage Convention held at Merchantile Liberty Hall
1873   Susan B. Anthony fined $100 for attempting to vote for President
1892   Macademia nuts 1st planted in Hawaii
1898   Amusement pier opens, Atlantic City, NJ
1903   1st transcontinental auto trip begins in SF; arrives NY 3-mo later
1928   Amelia Earhart is 1st woman (passenger) to cross Atlantic by air
1934   US Highway planning surveys nationwide authorized
1936   1st bicycle traffic court in America established, Racine, WI
1940   Winston Churchill urges perseverance so that future generations
1942   Bernard W. Robinson, becomes 1st black ensign in US Navy
1942   Eric Nessler of France stays aloft in a glider for 38 hours, 21 minutes
1945   William Joyce (Lord Haw-Haw) Brit radio traitor charged with treason
1948   UN Commission on Human Rights adopts International Declaration of Human Rights
1948   National Security Council authorizes covert operations for 1st time
1948   American Library Association adopts the Library Bill of Rights
1953   Egypt proclaimed a republic, General Neguib becomes president
1953   USAF C124 Globemaster crashes near Tokyo killing 129 servicemen
1956   Last of foreign troops leaves Egypt
1959   1st telecast transmitted from England to US
1963   3,000 blacks boycot Boston public school
1968   Supreme Court bans racial discrimination in sale & rental of housing
1972   BAE Trident crashes after takeoff from Heathrow killing 118
1973   NCAA makes urine testing mandatory for participants
1977   Space Shuttle test model "Enterprise" carries a crew aloft
1980   Blues Brothers with Dan Akwoyd & John Belushi premiers
1980   Mrs. Shakuntala Devi mentally multiplies 2 13-digit #s in 28 sec
1981   Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart retires (replaced by Sandra Day O'Connor)
1982   Voting Rights Act of 1965 extended by Senate by 85-8 vote
1983   7th Shuttle Mission - Challenger 2 launched - Sally Ride 1st US woman in space
1983   IRA's Joseph Doherty arrested in NYC
1986   52 die in plane/helicopter collision over Grand Canyon
1989   Comet Churyunov-Gerasimenko at perihelion
1991   President Zachary Taylor's body is exhumed to test how he died

 

 

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