On This Day: June 18th

This is 170th day of the year and 196 days remain in the year.

in history
The War of 1812 began.
Napoleon was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo by British, German, and Dutch forces.
Suffragist Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for attempting to vote in the 1872 presidential election.

Aviator Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. She completed the flight from Newfoundland to Wales in about 21 hours.

The United Nations Commission on Human Rights adopted its International Declaration of Human Rights. The General Assembly would give it final approval on Dec. 10, 1948.
Sally Ride became the first American woman in space.
June 18 Birthdays
Paul McCartney1942—, Singer, composer, pianist born in Liverpool, England.
Anastasiagrand duchess
Edward Scrippsnewspaper publisher
Philip Barryplaywright

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