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Daily Calendar for Wednesday, June 18, 2025

Born

  • E.W. Scripps (newspaper publisher) –
  • James Montgomery Flagg (illustrator of Uncle Sam I Want You for the U.S. Army” poster”) –
  • Sylvia Porter (economist) –
  • Paul McCartney (musician) –
  • Roger Ebert (film critic) –
  • Isabella Rossellini (actress) –
  • Carol Kane (actress) –
  • Kurt Browning (figure skater) –
  • Willa Holland (actress) –

Died

  • Ethel Barrymore (actress) –
  • John Cheever (author) –
  • I.F. Stone (journalist) –
  • Jack Buck (broadcaster) –
  • Doris Dowling (actress) –
  • Vincent Sherman (director) –
  • Tasha Tudor (children’s author & illustrator) –
  • Clarence Clemons (musician) –

Events

  • The United States declared war on Great Britain–
  • Napoleon’s troops were defeated at Waterloo (present-day Belgium)–
  • First fly-casting tournament in the United States, Utica, New York–
  • Checker Cab put its first taxi on the streets–
  • National Postal strike in Canada–
  • Sally Ride became the first American woman in space–
  • A 9-lb. 6-oz. kokanee salmon caught in Okanagan Lake in British Columbia–
  • Edward Fincke first U.S. astronaut in space during birth of his child–
  • 63-lb. 8-oz. flathead catfish caught, James River, South Dakota–
  • 103-year-old Julia Hawkins won the 100-meter dash at the National Senior Games–

Weather

  • Phoenix, Arizona, had a temperature of 115 degrees F–
  • Tucson, Arizona, had a temperature of 113 degrees F–
  • Atlanta had 3.47 inches of rain within an hour–
  • A thunderstorm over Uruguay and northern Argentina produced a single flash of lightning that lasted 17.102 seconds, setting a world record for the longest duration of a single lightning bolt. –

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