June 18- This Day in History-Waterloo-War of 1812

June 18, 2010
By Vannini

Notable Births

  • 1877 – James Montgomery Flagg, American artist, creator of Uncle Sam illustration.
  • 1886 – George Mallory, British explorer, mountain climber.
  • 1901 – Anastasia, Russian daughter of Czar Nicholas II.
  • 1913 – Sammy Cahn (Samuel Cohen), American composer, lyricist.
  • 1942 – (James) Paul McCartney, British award-winning musician, songwriter, singer, member of the Beatles.
  • 1966 – Kurt Browning, Canadian figure skater.

Notable Deaths

  • 1749 – Ambrose Philips, English poet (b. 1674)
  • 1902 – Samuel Butler, English writer (b. 1835)
  • 1936 – Maxim Gorky, Russian author (b. 1868)
  • 1986 – Frances Scott Fitzgerald, American writer (b. 1921)
  • 1992 – Peter Allen, Australian songwriter and singer.

Notable Events

1778 – In the Revolutionary War, American forces entered Philadelphia as the British withdrew.

1812 – The War of 1812 began as the United States declared war against Britain.

1815 – At Waterloo in Belgium, Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated by the Duke of Wellington, bringing an end to the Napoleonic era of European history.

1858 – Charles 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

1873 – Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for attempting to vote for president.

1940 – “Finest Hour” speech by Winston Churchill.

1948 – The United Nations Commission on Human Rights adopted its Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

1948 – Columbia Records publicly unveiled its new long-playing phonograph record in New York City, which turned at 33 1/3 revolutions per minute.

1979 – President Jimmy Carter and Soviet President Leonid I. Brezhnev signed the SALT II strategic arms limitation treaty.

1983 – Astronaut Sally K. Ride became America’s first woman in space as she and four colleagues blasted off aboard the space shuttle Challenger.

2006 – The first Kazakh communication satellite was launched in a geosynchronous orbit.

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