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June 18th, 2006 (June 18 2006)EventThe first Kazakh space satellite, KazSat is launched.
June 18th, 2001 (June 18 2001)EventProtests occur in Manipur over the extension of the ceasefire between Naga insurgents and the government of India.
June 18th, 1996 (June 18 1996)EventTed Kaczynski, suspected of being the Unabomber, is indicted on ten criminal counts.
June 18th, 1984 (June 18 1984)EventA major clash between about 5,000 police and a similar number of miners takes place at Orgreave, South Yorkshire, during the 1984-1985 miners strike. The incident later becomes known as the Battle of Orgreave.
June 18th, 1983 (June 18 1983)EventSpace Shuttle program: STS-7, Astronaut Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space.
June 18th, 1981 (June 18 1981)EventThe AIDS epidemic is formally recognized by medical professionals in San Francisco, California.
June 18th, 1979 (June 18 1979)EventSALT II is signed by the United States and the Soviet Union.
June 18th, 1965 (June 18 1965)EventVietnam War: The United States uses B-52 bombers to attack National Liberation Front guerrilla fighters in South Vietnam.
June 18th, 1959 (June 18 1959)EventGovernor of Louisiana Earl K. Long is committed to a state mental hospital; he responds by having the hospital s director fired and replaced with a crony who proceeds to proclaim him perfectly sane.Earl Long Quotes
June 18th, 1954 (June 18 1954)EventPierre Mendes-France becomes Prime Minister of France.
June 18th, 1953 (June 18 1953)EventThe Republic of Egypt is declared and the monarchy is abolished.
June 18th, 1953 (June 18 1953)EventA United States Air Force C-124 crashes and burns near Tokyo, Japan killing 129.
June 18th, 1946 (June 18 1946)EventDr. Ram Manohar Lohia, a Socialist calls for a Direct Action Day against the Portuguese in Goa. A road is named after this date in Panjim.
June 18th, 1945 (June 18 1945)EventWilliam Joyce (Lord Haw-Haw) is charged with treason.
June 18th, 1940 (June 18 1940)EventAppeal of June 18 by Charles de Gaulle.Charles de Gaulle Quotes
June 18th, 1940 (June 18 1940)Event"Finest Hour" speech by Winston Churchill.Winston Churchill Quotes
June 18th, 1930 (June 18 1930)EventGroundbreaking ceremonies for the Franklin Institute held.
June 18th, 1928 (June 18 1928)EventAviator Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly in an aircraft across the Atlantic Ocean (she was a passenger; Wilmer Stutz was the pilot and Lou Gordon the mechanic).
June 18th, 1923 (June 18 1923)EventChecker Taxi puts its first taxi on the streets.
June 18th, 1908 (June 18 1908)EventJapanese immigration to Brazil begins when 781 people arrive in Santos aboard the Kasato-Maru ship
June 18th, 1900 (June 18 1900)EventEmpress Dowager Longyu of China orders all foreigners killed, including foreign diplomats and their families.
June 18th, 1887 (June 18 1887)EventThe Reinsurance Treaty between Germany and Russia is signed.
June 18th, 1873 (June 18 1873)EventSusan B. Anthony is fined $100 for attempting to vote in the 1872 presidential election.Susan B. Anthony Quotes
June 18th, 1858 (June 18 1858)EventCharles Darwin receives a paper from Alfred Russel Wallace that includes nearly identical conclusions about evolution as Darwin s own. This prompts Darwin to publish his theory.Charles Darwin Quotes
June 18th, 1815 (June 18 1815)EventNapoleonic Wars: The Battle of Waterloo leads to Napoleon Bonaparte abdicating the throne of France for the second and final time.Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes
June 18th, 1812 (June 18 1812)EventWar of 1812: The U.S. Congress declares war on the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
June 18th, 1778 (June 18 1778)EventAmerican Revolutionary War: British troops abandon Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
June 18th, 1767 (June 18 1767)EventSamuel Wallis, an English sea captain, sights Tahiti and is considered the first European to reach the island.
June 18th, 1429 (June 18 1429)EventFrench forces under the leadership of Joan of Arc defeat the main English army under Sir John Fastolf at the Battle of Patay. This turns the tide of the Hundred Years War. Joan of Arc Quotes
June 18th, 1264 (June 18 1264)EventThe Parliament of Ireland meets at Castledermot in County Kildare, the first definitively known meeting of this Irish legislature.
June 18th, 1178 (June 18 1178)EventFive Canterbury monks see what was possibly the Giordano Bruno crater being formedied in It is believed that the current oscillations of the moon s distance (on the order of metres) are a result of this collision.Giordano Bruno Quotes
June 18th, 0618 (June 18 0618)EventCoronation 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.

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