18th June, on this day

618 Coronation of the Chinese governor Li Yuan as Emperor Gaozu of Tang, the new Emperor of China, initiating three centuries of the Tang Dynasty's rule over China.
1178 Proposed time of origin of lunar crater Giordano Bruno. Five Canterbury monks see explosion on the moon it is believed that the current oscillations of the moon's distance (on the order of metres) are a result of this collision
1264 The Parliament of Ireland meets at Castledermot in County Kildare, the first definitively known meeting of this Irish legislature.
1429 The French, led by Joan of Arc, defeat the English at the Battle of Patay
1583 Richard Martin of London takes out 1st life insurance policy, on William Gibbons.
1633 In Edinburgh, Charles I is crowned King of Scotland
1767 Samuel Wallis, an English sea captain, sighted Tahiti and is considered the first European to reach the island.
1778 American War of Independence: Colonial forces enter Philadelphia following the British evacuation of more than 12,000 troops
1812 War of 1812 begins as US declares war against Britain
1815 Battle of Waterloo between the French forces of Napoleon Bonaparte and the combined armies of Britain, led by the Duke of Wellington and the Prussian forces commanded by Field Marshal Blucher
1817 In London, the opening of Waterloo Bridge across the River Thames – originally Strand Bridge but re-named in honour of the British victory at Waterloo in 1815
1822 Part of US-Canadian boundary determined
1822 London unveils its first nude statue - a bronze figure of Achilles in Hyde Park by sculptor Sir Richard Westmacott. The statue later acquires a discreet fig leaf
1858 Charles Darwin receives from Alfred Russel Wallace a paper that included nearly identical conclusions about evolution as Darwin's own. This prompts Darwin to publish his theory.
1863 After long neglect, Confederates hurriedly fortify Vicksburg
1864 At Petersburg, Grant ends 4 days of assaults
1867 Mexican Emperor Ferdinand Maximillian Josepoh is executed by firing squad following a revolution
1873 Susan B Anthony fined $100 for attempting to vote for President
1887 The Reinsurance Treaty is closed between Germany and Russia.
1892 Macademia nuts 1st planted in Hawaii
1900 Empress Dowager Longyu of China orders all foreigners killed, including foreign diplomats and their families.
1903 1st US transcontinental auto trip begins in SF; arrives NY 3-mo later
1908 Japanese immigration to Brazil begins when 781 people arrive in Santos aboard the Kasato-Maru ship
1923 Checker Taxi puts its first taxi on the streets.
1928 Aviator Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly in an aircraft across the Atlantic Ocean (she was a passenger; Wilmer Stutz was pilot and Lou Gordon,mechanic).
1935 Germany signs a treaty with Britain limiting the size of the German fleet to 35 percent that of the Royal Navy
1940 Winston Churchill urges perseverance so that future generations would remember that "this was their finest hour"
1940 Appeal of June 18 by Charles de Gaulle.
1942 Eric Nessler of France stays aloft in a glider for 38h21m
1945 William Joyce (Lord Haw-Haw) Brit radio traitor charged with treason
1948 American Library Association adopts the Library Bill of Rights
1948 National Security Council authorizes covert operations for 1st time
1948 UN Commission on Human Rights adopts Intl Decl of Human Rights
1953 Egypt proclaimed a republic, General Neguib becomes president )
1953 USAF C124 Globemaster crashes near Tokyo killing 129 servicemen
1954 Pierre Mendès - France becomes Prime Minister of France.
1956 Last of foreign troops leaves Egypt
1957 John Diefenbacker (C) takes office as PM of Canada
1959 1st telecast transmitted from England to US
1963 British heavyweight champion Henry Cooper comes close to becoming world champion - knocking Cassius Clay (later Mohammed Ali) to the floor at the end of the fourth round of their world championship bout at Wembley Stadium, London. Clay wins the fight in Round Six when the referee decides the cut above Cooper' eye is too bad for the fight to continue
1963 3,000 blacks boycot Boston public school
The United States uses B-52 bombers to attack National Liberation Front guerrilla fighters in South Vietnam.
1968 Supreme Court bans racial discrimination in sale and rental of housing
1972 BEA Trident crashes after takeoff from Heathrow killing 118
1975 In Riyadh ,Saudi Arabia, the public beheading in a shopping centre car park of Prince Faisal Ibn Musead Abdul Aziz for the murder of his uncle, King Faisal
1977 Space Shuttle test model "Enterprise" carries a crew aloft
for 1st time, It was fixed to a modified Boeing 747
1979 US President Jimmy Carter and Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev sign a Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT 2) in Vienna
1980 "Blues Brothers" with Dan Akwoyd and John Belushi premiers
1980 Mrs Shakuntala Devi mentally multiplies 2 13-digit numbers in 28 sec
1981 The AIDS epidemic is formally recognized by medical professionals in San Francisco, California.
1983 American Sally Ride becomes the first woman US astronaut in space with the launch of the Space Shuttle Challenger
1983 IRA's Joseph Doherty arrested in NYC
1984 Major clash between about 5,000 police and a similar number of miners at Orgreave, South Yorkshire, during the 1984-1985 miners' strike. Incident later known as the Battle of Orgreave.
1986 52 die in plane/helicopter collision over Grand Canyon
1991 President Zachary Taylor’s body is exhumed to test how he died
1996 Benjamin Netanyahu is sworn in as Israel's youngest ever Prime Minister at the head of a right-wing coalition government
1996 Ted Kaczynski, suspected of being the Unabomber, is indicted on ten criminal counts.
1997 Sirhan Sirhan, jailed for the assassination of US presidential candidate Robert Kennedy in 1968, has his 10th appeal for parole turned down
1999 A global Carnival Against Capitalism.
2001 Protests occur in Manipur over the extension of the ceasefire between Naga insurgents and the government of India.
2007 2007 Melbourne CBD shootings

18th June 2006

UN fears new conflict in Somalia

US troops 'seized by insurgents'

Japan faces whale 'cruelty' claim

18th June 2007

Key powers back Abbas government

Children die in Afghan air raid

Iraq town clashes leave 20 dead

18th June 2008

Bush calls for offshore drilling

Anti-Taleban operation launched

Rogue Iraq militia 'ordered bomb'

18th June 2009

Boat capsize off Yemen kills 18

Somalia minister killed by bomb

Air raid 'kills nine' in Pakistan

18th June 2010

7 dead, 80 hurt in Iraq bombs

Circumcisions kill 20 South African boys

Firing squad executes US killer

Birthdates which occurred on 18th June :

1681 Feofan Prokopovich theologian, archbishop of Novgorod, westernizer
1799 William Lassell discoverer (satellites of Uranus & Neptune)
1812 Ivan Goncharov Russia, novelist/travel writer (Oblomov)
1857 Henry Clay Folger Jr US, businessman/Shakespeare fan
1877 James Montgomery Flagg illustrator "I want you" recruiting poster
1886 George Mallory England, mountain climber ("because it is there")
1896 Blanche Sweet Chicago, actress (Home Sweet Home, Avenging Conscience)
1896 Philip Barry US, dramatist (Philadelphia Story)
19-- Brian Benben Winchester Va, actress (Gangster Chronicles)
19-- Constance McCashin Chic Ill, actress (Laura-Knots Landing)
19-- Hugo Napier actor (As the World Turns)
19-- Miriam Flynn Cleve Ohio, actress (Tim Conway Show, Maggie)
19-- Oz Fox rock guitarist (Stryper-Against the Law)
19-- Robin Christopher (All My Children)
19-- Susan Styles Ventura Calif, actress (Cutter to Houston)
19-- Tom Reilly Fort Riley Ks, actor (CHiPs)
1901 Jeanette MacDonald actress/singer (When I'm Calling You)
1901 Jimmy Dale Bronx NYC, orch leader (Sonny & Cher)
1904 Keye Luke Canton China, actor (Across the Pacific, Yangtse Incident)
1904 Manuel Rosenthal Paris France, composer (Bootleggers)
1906 Kay Kyser Rocky Mount NC, orch leader (Kay Kyser's Kollege)
1907 Benny Payne Phila, pianist (Billy Daniels Show)
1907 Froelich Rainey Wisc, quiz moderator (What in the World)
1908 Bud Collyer NYC, TV emcee (Beat the Clock, To Tell the Truth)
1910 Avon Long Balt Md, actor (Roots: Next Generation)
1910 Dick Foran Flemington NJ, actor (OK Crackerby)
1910 E.G. Marshall actor (Defenders, Nixon, Absolute Power)
1910 Ray McKinley Ft Worth Tx, orch leader (Glenn Miller Time)
1912 Henry Brandon Berlin Germany, actor (Drums of Fu Manchu)
1913 Sammy Cahn lyricist (3 Coins in a Fountain)
1913 Sylvia Porter financial writer (Sylvia Porter's Money Book)
1917 Richard Boone LA Calif, actor (Paladin-Have Gun Will Travel)
1918 Bob Carroll singer/actor (Stage Two Revue, The Stranger)
1919 Mel Brandt Bkln NY, actor (Faraway Hill)
1922 Donald L Keene NYC, Japanese translator/critic
1925 Robert Arthur Aberdeen Wash, actor (12 O'Clock High, Just For You)
1926 Tom Wicker columnist (NY Times)
1929 Eva Bartok Budapest Hungary, actress (Assassin, Crimson Pirate)
1933 Jean Wicki Switzerland, 4-man bobsled (Olympic-gold-1972)
1937 Gail Godwin US, author (Perfectionists, Odd Woman)
1937 John D (Jay) Rockefeller IV (Sen-III)
1937 Vitali M Zholobov cosmonaut (Soyuz 21)
1939 Lou Brock one-time baseball stolen base leader (St Louis Cards)
1942 Paul McCartney rocker, Beatles, writes silly love songs
1942 Rogert Ebert Urbana Ill, film critic (Siskel & Ebert at the Movies)
1947 Linda Thorson Toronto, actress (Tara-Avengers, Julia-1 Life to Live)
1952 Carol Kane Cleveland Ohio, actress (Dog Day Afternoon, Simka-Taxi)
1952 Isabella Rossellini actress (Blue Velvet, Tough Guys Don't Dance)
1957 Andrea Evans actress (Young & Restless, Tina-One Life to Live)
1958 Daniels Koran saxophonist (Atlantic Star-Touch a 4 Leaf Clover)
1961 Alison Moyet rocker (Yaz, Alf)
1962 Janice Merrill track star (US record long distance holder 1979)
1963 Bruce Smith NFL defensive end (Buffalo Bills)
1971 Nathan Morris [Alex Vanderpool], Phila Pa, rapper (Boyz II Men)
1974 Bumper Robinson actor (Webster, Night Court)


Deaths which occurred on June 18th:
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
shopping center parking lot for killing his uncle the king
1982 Curt Jurgens actor, dies of an acute heart attack at 66
1991 Joan Caulfield actress (My Favorite Husband), dies of cancer at 69

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