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Calendar for June 18th, 2014

1810s

  • 1812: The United States declared war on Great Britain

  • 1815: Napoleon's troops were defeated at Waterloo (present-day Belgium)

  • 1850s

  • Born 1854: E.W. Scripps (newspaper publisher)

  • 1860s

  • 1861: First fly-casting tournament in the United States, Utica, New York

  • 1870s

  • Born 1877: James Montgomery Flagg (illustrator of Uncle Sam "I Want You for the U.S. Army" poster)

  • 1910s

  • Born 1913: Sylvia Porter (economist)

  • 1920s

  • 1923: Checker Cab put its first taxi on the streets

  • 1924: National Postal strike in Canada

  • 1940s

  • Born 1942: Roger Ebert (film critic)

  • Born 1942: Paul McCartney (musician)

  • 1950s

  • Born 1952: Carol Kane (actress)

  • Born 1952: Isabella Rossellini (actress)

  • Died 1959: Ethel Barrymore (actress)

  • 1960s

  • Born 1966: Kurt Browning (figure skater)

  • 1980s

  • Died 1982: John Cheever (author)

  • 1983: Sally Ride became the first American woman in space

  • 1988: A 9-lb. 6-oz. kokanee salmon caught in Okanagan Lake in British Columbia

  • Died 1989: I.F. Stone (journalist)

  • 1990s

  • Born 1991: Willa Holland (actress)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2002: Jack Buck (broadcaster)

  • 2004: Edward Fincke first U.S. astronaut in space during birth of his child

  • Died 2004: Doris Dowling (actress)

  • Died 2006: Vincent Sherman (director)

  • 2006: 63-lb. 8-oz. flathead catfish caught, James River, South Dakota

  • Died 2008: Tasha Tudor (children's author & illustrator)

  • 2010s

  • Died 2011: Clarence Clemons (musician)


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