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Monday, June 18th 2018

Today is the 169th day of 2018.  There are 196 days left in this year.

What Happened On This Day In History?

1778 American forces entered Philadelphia as the British withdrew during the Revolutionary War.
1812 The United States declared war against Britain.
1815 British and Prussian troops defeated the French under Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo in Belgium.
1873 Suffragist Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for attempting to vote in the 1872 presidential election.
1928 Aviator Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean as she completed a flight from Newfoundland to Wales in about 21 hours.
1940 As the Battle of Britain loomed during World War II, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill urged his countrymen to persevere so that future generations would say, ''This was their finest hour.''
1945 Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower received a tumultuous welcome in Washington, where he addressed a joint session of Congress.
1948 Columbia Records publicly unveiled its new long-playing phonograph record in New York City. The new disc turned at 33 1/3 revolutions per minute, offering superior sound quality and fewer interruptions than 78 rpm records.
1948 The United Nations Commission on Human Rights adopted its International Declaration of Human Rights.
1979 President Carter and Soviet President Leonid I. Brezhnev signed the SALT II strategic arms limitation treaty in Vienna.
1983 Astronaut Sally K. Ride became America's first woman in space as she and four colleagues blasted off aboard the space shuttle Challenger.
1984 Denver radio talk show host Alan Berg was shot to death outside his home. Two white supremacists were convicted of civil rights violations in the slaying.
1996 Richard Allen Davis was convicted in San Jose, Calif., of the 1993 kidnap-murder of 12-year-old Polly Klaas of Petaluma.
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