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1927Paavo Nurmi runs world record 2000 m: 5:24.6

1529Blackfriars begin: Henry VIII & Catharina of Aragon

1938Babe Ruth is signed as a Dodgers coach for the rest of the season

1996Ted Kaczynski, suspected of being the Unabomber, is indicted on ten criminal counts.

1940Gen Charles de Gaulle on BBC tells French to defy nazi occupiers

1941Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

1155Pope Adrian IV crowns Frederick I Barbarossa Roman-German Emperor

1991Boris Yeltsin, president of Russia, arrives in US

1682William Penn founds Philadelphia, US

2000100th US Golf Open: Tiger Woods shoots a 272 at Pebble Beach, California

1995Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Rochester International Golf Tournament

1928American aviator Amelia Earhart becomes the 1st woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean landing at Burry Port, Wales

1836HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin leave South-Africa

1815Battle of Waterloo; Napoleon and France defeated by British forces under Wellington and Prussian troops under Blucher

2014Ian McKellen is awarded an honorary degree by Cambridge University, becoming a Doctor of Letters

1977Billy Martin & Reggie Jackson get into a dug out altercation

1989Laura Davies wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open

1541Irish parliament selects Henry VIII as king of Ireland

1978Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Bankers Trust Golf Classic

1940Winston Churchill's "this was their finest hour" speech urging perseverance during Battle of Britain delivered to British House of Commons

196060th US Golf Open: Arnold Palmer shoots 280 at Cherry Hills in Denver

1912The Chicago national Republican Convention splits between President Taft and Theodore Roosevelt; after Taft is nominated, Roosevelt and progressive elements of the Party form the Progressive Party (also known as the 'Bull Moose Party')

June 18th Historical Events
Date Event
618
Coronation 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. 
860
Swedish Vikings attack Constantinople 
1155
Pope Adrian IV crowns Frederick I Barbarossa Roman-German Emperor 
1178
Proposed time of origin of lunar crater Giordano Bruno 
1178
Five monks at Canterbury report explosion on moon (only known observation) 
1264
The Parliament of Ireland meets at Castledermot in County Kildare, the first definitively known meeting of this Irish legislature. 
1316
Peace of Fexhe: prince-bishop Adolf II of Mark & Luikse towns 
1529
Blackfriars begin: Henry VIII & Catharina of Aragon 
1538
Treaty of Nice: ends war between Emperor Charles V & King French I 
1541
Irish parliament selects Henry VIII as king of Ireland 
1574
Polish King Hendrik of Anjou secretly leaves Poland 
1580
States of Utrecht forbid catholic worship 
1583
Richard Martin of London takes out first life insurance policy, on William Gibbons; premium was £383 
1629
Sea battle at Dungeness: Piet Heyn beat the Dunkirkers, commerce raiders in the service of the Spanish Monarchy 
1639
Treaty of Berwick: Ends the First Bishops' War between England and Scotland 
1643
Skirmish at Chalgrove Field: Prince Rupert parliamentary armies 
1682
William Penn founds Philadelphia, US 
1757
Battle at Kolin Bohemia: Austrian army beats Prussia 
1767
Samuel Wallis, an English sea captain, sights Tahiti and is considered the first European to reach the island. 
1778
British Redcoats evacuate Philadelphia 
1779
French fleet occupies St Vincent 
1812
War of 1812 begins as US declares war against Britain 
1815
Battle of Waterloo; Napoleon and France defeated by British forces under Wellington and Prussian troops under Blucher 
1821
Opera "Der Freischutz" is produced (Berlin) 
1822
Part of US-Canadian boundary determined 
1822
Slave revolt leaders Denmark Vesey & Peter Poyas arrested in SC 
1836
HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin leave South-Africa 
1837
Spain gets new Constitution 
1863
After long neglect, Confederates hurriedly fortify Vicksburg 
1864
At Petersburg, Grant ends 4 days of assaults 
1872
Woman's Suffrage Convention held at Merchantile Liberty Hall 
1873
Susan B. Anthony fined $100 for voting for President 
1879
W H Richardson, a black inventor, patents the children's carriage 
1887
The Reinsurance Treaty between Germany and Russia is signed. 
1892
Macademia nuts 1st planted in Hawaii 
1894
Premier Roseberry declares Uganda a British protectorate 
1898
1st amusement pier opens in Atlantic City, NJ 
1898
4th US Golf Open: Fred Herd shoots a 328 at Myopia Hunt Club Mass 
1900
Empress Douairiere orders I-Ho-Chuan (Boxers) to kill all foreigners 
1900
Gen Luigi Pelloux resigns as premier of Italy 
1903
1st transcontinental auto trip begins in SF; arrives NY 3-mo later 
1906
6th Davis Cup: British Isles beats USA in Wimbledon (5-0) 
1908
Japanese immigration to Brazil begins when 781 people arrive in Santos aboard the Kasato-Maru ship 
1909
Nannie Burroughs forms national training School for Women 
1910
16th US Golf Open: Alex Smith shoots a 298 at Phila Cricket Club PA 
1912
The Chicago national Republican Convention splits between President Taft and Theodore Roosevelt; after Taft is nominated, Roosevelt and progressive elements of the Party form the Progressive Party (also known as the 'Bull Moose Party') 
1915
21st US Golf Open: John Travers shoots a 297 at Baltusrol GC NJ 
1916
Yanks score in every inning but 8th to beat Indians 19-3 in baseball 
1924
Pope Pius XI's encyclical Maximam gravissimamque 
1926
Theodor Lessing laid-off "because he is a Jew" in Hanover 
1927
Paavo Nurmi runs world record 2000 m: 5:24.6 
1928
American aviator Amelia Earhart becomes the 1st woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean landing at Burry Port, Wales 
1930
Groundbreaking ceremonies for the Franklin Institute held. 
1934
US Highway planning surveys nationwide authorized 
1936
1st bicycle traffic court in America established, Racine, WI 
1936
Polish parliament gives pres Ignacy Moscicki dictatorial power 
1938
Babe Ruth is signed as a Dodgers coach for the rest of the season 
1940
Gen Charles de Gaulle on BBC tells French to defy nazi occupiers 
1940
German occupiers slaughter cattle, pigs & chickens 
1940
Winston Churchill's "this was their finest hour" speech urging perseverance during Battle of Britain delivered to British House of Commons 
1941
Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn in 13 for heavyweight boxing title 
1941
Turkey signs peace treaty with nazi-Germany 
1942
Bernard W Robinson, becomes 1st black ensign in US Navy 
1942
Eric Nessler of France stays aloft in a glider for 38h21m 
1943
SS Police in Amsterdam sentence for 12 resistance fighter to death (Jewish, communists, homosexuality) at the census bureau 
1944
Farewell concert of Willem Mengelberg in Paris 
1944
U-767 sinks 
1945
William Joyce (Lord Haw-Haw) charged with treason 
1946
Dr. 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. 
1947
Cincinnati Red Ewell Blackwell no-hits Boston Braves, 6-0 
1948
American Library Association adopts Library Bill of Rights 
1948
National Security Council authorizes covert operations for 1st time 
1948
Phillies pitching great Robin Roberts debut, loses 2-0 to Pirates 
1948
UN Commission on Human Rights adopts Intl Decl of Human Rights 
1949
"Along Fifth Avenue" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 180 perfs 
1950
Cleve Indians score 14 runs in 1st inning, beat A's 21-2 
1951
De Gaulle wins French parliamentary election 
1951
In South Africa, the Suppression of Communism Act commences. 
1953
Egypt proclaimed a republic, General Neguib becomes president 
1953
USAF C124 Globemaster crashes near Tokyo killing 129 servicemen 
1953
Eugene Stephens is 1st to get 3 hits & Red Sox score 17 runs in 1 Inning (7th) Red Sox beat Detroit 23-3 
1954
Pierre Mendèsforms French government 
1955
"3 for Tonight" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 85 performances 
1956
Last of foreign troops leaves Egypt as British leave Suez Canal 
1957
John Diefenbacker (C) takes office as PM of Canada 
1959
1st telecast transmitted from England to US 
1959
Governor 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. 
1960
"Destry Rides Again" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 472 perfs 
1960
60th US Golf Open: Arnold Palmer shoots 280 at Cherry Hills in Denver 
1960
Giants hire Tom Sheehan as baseball's oldest debuting manager (66) 
1960
Real Madrid wins 5th Europe Cup 1 
1961
CBS radio cancels Gunsmoke 
1961
KBMT TV channel 12 in Beaumont, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1961
Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open 
1963
3,000 blacks boycott Boston public school 
1964
African Groundnut Council forms in Dakar 
1967
67th US Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots 275 at Baltusrol GC NJ 
1967
Houston Don Wilson no-hits Atlanta Braves, 2-0 
1967
Monterey International Pop Festival rocks Southern California 
1967
Susie Maxwell wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open 
1968
Supreme Court bans racial discrimination in sale & rental of housing 
1969
A report published by the International Commission of Jurists on the British government's policy in Northern Ireland is critical of both the British government and the Northern Ireland government 
1970
Edward Heath's Conservative Party win the General Election in UK, replacing the Labour Party 
1971
Social Democratic and Labour Party and Nationalist Members of Parliament refuse to attend the state opening of Stormont (North Ireland Parliament) 
1972
72nd US Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 290 at Pebble Beach Calif 
1972
BEA Trident crashes after takeoff from Heathrow killing 118 
1972
West Germany wins soccer world championship 
1972
US Supreme Court, 5-3, confirms lower court rulings in Curt Flood case, upholding baseball's exemption from antitrust laws 
1972
3 members of the British Army are killed by an Irish Republican Army (IRA) bomb in a derelict house near Lurgan, County Down 
1973
NCAA makes urine testing mandatory for participants 
1974
Gaston Thorn forms Luxembourg government 
1975
Fred Lynn gets 10 RBIs in a Red Sox 15-1 victory over Tigers 
1975
Gary Gilmour takes 6-14 in Cricket World Cup semi v England 
1975
NBC News & Information Service (24 hr news) premieres on radio 
1976
A Joseph William Turner watercolor auctioned for £340,000 
1976
St Louis Cards Lou Brock & Hector Cruz hit inside-the-park HRs 
1976
Bowie Kuhn voids A's sales, totaling $35 million, of Joe Rudi & Rollie Fingers to Red Sox, & Vida Blue to Yankees 
1977
Billy Martin & Reggie Jackson get into a dug out altercation 
1977
Sex Pistols Johnny Rotten & Paul Cook, beaten & robbed by London pub 
1977
Space Shuttle test model "Enterprise" carries a crew aloft for 1st time, It was fixed to a modified Boeing 747 
1978
78th US Golf Open: Andy North shoots a 285 at Cherry Hill CC in Denver 
1978
Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Bankers Trust Golf Classic 
1978
Victor de la Torre wins Peru election 
1979
Billy Martin becomes Yankee manager (2nd time), replacing Bob Lemon 
1979
Sri Lanka beat India by 47 runs in Cricket World Cup upset 
1979
US Pres Carter & Soviet Pres Leonid Brezhnev sign SALT II treaty limiting nuclear wepons 
1980
Dutch 2nd Chamber joins oil boycott of South Africa 
1980
Mrs Shakuntala Devi mentally multiplies 2 13-digit #s in 28 sec 
1981
Kimberley Ann Smith, of NC, 17, crowned America's Junior Miss 
1981
Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart retires (replaced by Sandra Day O'Connor, 1st woman on US Supreme Court) 
1981
Test cricket debut of Terry Alderman, v England at Trent Bridge 
1981
Vaccine to prevent hoof & mouth disease announced 
1981
The AIDS epidemic is formally recognized by medical professionals in San Francisco, California. 
1982
ABC's All Talk radio network expands to 22 stations 
1982
Voting Rights Act of 1965 extended by Senate by 85-8 vote 
1983
"Pump Boys & Dinettes" closes at Princess Theater NYC after 573 perfs 
1983
7th Shuttle Mission-Challenger 2 launched-Sally Ride 1st US woman 
1983
IRA's Joseph Doherty arrested in NYC 
1984
84th US Golf Open: Fuzzy Zoeller shoots a 276 at Winged Foot GC NY 
1985
Boston Red Sox Fred Lynn gets 10 RBIs 
1986
De Havilland Twin Otter & Bell 206 helicopter collide, kills 25 
1986
Don Sutton becomes 19th pitcher to win 300 games 
1986
Heike Friedrich swims female world record 200m freestyle (1:57.55) 
1986
Papua New Guinea score 9-455 in 60 overs v Gibraltar, ICC Trophy 
1986
US House of Representatives approves Bill to impose stricter sanctions on Apartheid South Africa 
1987
Charles Glass, ABC journalist, kidnapped in Lebanon 
1988
Jeff Hamilton, hits 8,000th Dodger home run 
1989
"Starmites" closes at Criter Ctr SR Theater NYC after 60 performances 
1989
89th US Golf Open: Curtis Strange shoots a 278 at Oak Hill CC NY 
1989
Comet Churyunov-Gerasimenko at perihelion 
1989
Laura Davies wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open 
1990
1st ever lose for Cameroon in Soccer World Cup, USSR-4 Cameroon-0 
1990
1st sudden death US Open Golf Championship is won by Hale Irwin 
1991
Boris Yeltsin, president of Russia, arrives in US 
1991
Mud storm in Antofagasta Chile, kills 80 
1991
SF Giant pitcher Dave Dravecky's cancerous left arm is amputated 
1991
Yankee pitchers pick-off 3 Toronto Blue Jays 
1992
Ottawa Senators make goalie Peter Sidorkiewicz their 1st draft 
1992
Tampa Bay Lightning make goalie Wendell Young their 1st draft 
1993
Expo's Dennis Martinez is 92nd to win 200 games 
1993
Toru Takemitsu's "Archipelago" premieres in Aldeburgh England 
1994
Aleksander Popov swims world record 100m free style (48.21 sec) 
1994
Gay Games open in NYC 
1994
US ties Switzerland 1-1 in their 1st game of 1994 soccer World Cup 
1995
95th US Golf Open: Corey Pavin shoots a 280 at Shinnecock Hills NY 
1995
Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Rochester International Golf Tournament 
1996
Ted Kaczynski, suspected of being the Unabomber, is indicted on ten criminal counts. 
2000
100th US Golf Open: Tiger Woods shoots a 272 at Pebble Beach, California 
2001
Protests occur in Manipur over the extension of the ceasefire between Naga insurgents and the government of India. 
2001
101st US Golf Open: Retief Goosen shoots a 276 at Southern Hills CC OK 
2003
Google launches AdSense, a program that enables website publishers to serve ads targeted to the specific content of their individual web pages, many of which like HistoryOrb.com go on to start their own publishing businesses 
2006
The first Kazakh space satellite, KazSat is launched. 
2006
106th US Golf Open: Geoff Ogilvy shoots a 285 at Winged Foot GC NY 
2012
15 people are killed and 40 injured in a suicide attack in Baquba, Iraq 
2013
31 people are killed and 60 are injured by two suicide bombings in al-Qahira, Baghdad 
2013
27 people are killed and 30 are injured by a suicide bomb in Sher Garh, Pakistan 
2013
Russia passes a law banning foreign same-sex couples from adopting children 
2014
Ian McKellen is awarded an honorary degree by Cambridge University, becoming a Doctor of Letters 
2016
Thomas Mair, Suspected in the Jo Cox Killing, Is Charged With Murder 
2016
Putin Says Russia Will Work With Any US President 
2016
Putin says to seek IOC intervention over Rio ban 
2017
58 missing, presumed dead in London high-rise fire, police say 
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