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June 18th In Pop Culture History

1178 - A meteor crached into the Moon or exploded between Earth and the Moon.

1812 - The U.S. Congress declares war on Great Britain, Canada, and Ireland, starting The War of 1812.

1815 - Napoleon defeated at Waterloo, in Belgium.

1873 - Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for attempting to vote in the 1872 presidential election.

1923 - Checker Taxi put its first taxi on the streets of Chicago.

1930 - Groundbreaking ceremonies for the Franklin Institute were held in Philadelphia, PA.

1940 - Winston Churchill gave his "Finest Hour" speech.

1965 - The first large solid-fuel rocket - a Titan 3C - rocket was launched into orbit.

1977 #1 Hit June 18, 1977 - June 24, 1977: Fleetwood Mac - Dreams

1979 - SALT II was signed by the United States and the Soviet Union.

1983 - The space shuttle Challenger launched into space on its second mission, with Dr. Sally Ride, making her the first American woman in space.

1984 - Conservative talk radio host Alan Berg - "the man you love to hate" - was gunned down and killed in the driveway of his home in Denver, Colorado.

1988 #1 Hit June 18, 1988 - June 24, 1988: Rick Astley - Together Forever

June 18th Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Uday Hussein (1964)
Paul McCartney (1942)
Blanche Sweet (1896)
Jeanette MacDonald (1903)
Mel Brooks (1926)
Carol Kane (1952)
The most common name in the world in Mohamed.

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