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🎂 Famous Historical Birthdays - June 18, 2021

1583 Richard Martin of London takes out 1st life insurance policy, on William Gibbons, premium was њ383

1872 Woman's Suffrage Convention held at Merchantile Liberty Hall

1948 Phillies pitching great Robin Roberts debut, loses 2-0 to Pirates

1909 Nannie Burroughs forms national training School for Women

1944 Farewell concert of Willem Mengelberg in Paris

1949 "Along Fifth Avenue" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 180 perfs

1989 89th US Golf Open: Curtis Strange shoots a 278 at Oak Hill CC NY

1993 Toru Takemitsu's "Archipelago" premieres in Aldeburgh England

1991 SF Giant pitcher Dave Dravecky's cancerous left arm is amputated

1974 Gaston Thorn forms Luxembourg govt

1988 Jeff Hamilton, hits 8,000th Dodger home run

1839 Dutch prince Willem Alexander PFL weds niece Princess Sophia

1954 Pierre MendЉs-France forms French government

1995 95th US Golf Open: Corey Pavin shoots a 280 at Shinnecock Hills NY

1980 Mrs Shakuntala Devi mentally multiplies 2 13-digit #s in 28 sec

1982 Voting Rights Act of 1965 extended by Senate by 85-8 vote

1990 1st ever lose for Cameroon in Soccer World Cup, USSR-4 Cameroon-0

1961 Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Eastern Golf Open

1812 War of 1812 begins as US declares war against Britain

1972 BEA Trident crashes after takeoff from Heathrow killing 118

1821 Opera "Der FreischЃtz" is produced (Berlin)

1984 84th US Golf Open: Fuzzy Zoeller shoots a 276 at Winged Foot GC NY

1873 Susan B Anthony fined $100 for attempting to vote for President

1953 Egypt proclaimed a republic, General Neguib becomes president

1910 16th US Golf Open: Alex Smith shoots a 298 at Phila Cricket Club PA

1959 1st telecast transmitted from England to US

2000 100th US Golf Open: at Pebble Beach Golf Links Calif

1837 Spain gets new Constitution

1953 Eugene Stephens is 1st to get 3 hits & Red Sox score 17 runs in 1 Inning (7th) Red Sox beat Detroit 23-3

1178 Proposed time of origin of lunar crater Giordano Bruno

1994 US ties Switzerland 1-1 in their 1st game of 1994 soccer World Cup

1934 US Highway planning surveys nationwide authorized

1898 4th US Golf Open: Fred Herd shoots a 328 at Myopia Hunt Club Mass

1541 Irish parliament selects Henry VIII as king of Ireland

1779 French fleet occupies St Vincent

1961 KBMT TV channel 12 in Beaumont, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting

1978 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Bankers Trust Golf Classic

1989 Laura Davies wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open

1892 Macademia nuts 1st planted in Hawaii

1972 US Supreme Court, 5-3, confirms lower court rulings in Curt Flood case, upholding baseball's exemption from antitrust laws

1178 5 Canterbury monks report explosion on moon (only known observation)

1991 Mud storm in Antofagasta Chile, kills 80

1983 7th Shuttle Mission-Challenger 2 launched-Sally Ride 1st US woman

1983 IRA's Joseph Doherty arrested in NYC

1940 German occupiers slaughter cattle, pigs & chickens

1975 NBC News & Information Service (24 hr news) premieres on radio

1968 Supreme Court bans racial discrimination in sale & rental of housing

1948 UN Commission on Human Rights adopts Intl Decl of Human Rights

1972 72nd US Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 290 at Pebble Beach Calif

1960 Giants hire Tom Sheehan as baseball's oldest debuting manager (66)

1926 Theodor Lessing laid-off "because he is a Jew" in Hanover

1936 Polish parliament gives pres Ignacy Moscicki dictatorial power

1986 Don Sutton becomes 19th pitcher to win 300 games

1992 Actor Jameson Parker weds actress Darleen Carr

1979 Billy Martin becomes Yankee manager (2nd time), replacing Bob Lemon

1977 Sex Pistols Johnny Rotten & Paul Cook, beaten & robbed by London pub

1986 De Havilland Twin Otter & Bell 206 helicopter collide, kills 25

1978 Victor de la Torre wins Peru election

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

1942 Bernard W Robinson, becomes 1st black ensign in US Navy

1972 West Germany wins soccer world championship

1915 21st US Golf Open: John Travers shoots a 297 at Baltusrol GC NJ

1822 Part of US-Canadian boundary determined

1316 Peace of Fexhe: prince-bishop Adolf II of Mark & Luikse towns

1981 Test cricket debut of Terry Alderman, v England at Trent Bridge

1900 Gen Luigi Pelloux resigns as premier of Italy

1951 De Gaulle wins French parliamentary election

1836 HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin leave South-Africa

1943 SS Police in Amsterdam sentence for 12 resistance fighter to death (Jewish, communists, homosexuality) at the census bureau

1994 Aleksander Popov swims world record 100m free style (48.21 sec)

1967 67th US Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots 275 at Baltusrol GC NJ

1976 Bowie Kuhn voids A's sales, totaling $35 million, of Joe Rudi & Rollie Fingers to Red Sox, & Vida Blue to Yankees

1975 Gary Gilmour takes 6-14 in Cricket World Cup semi v England

1989 Comet Churyunov-Gerasimenko at perihelion

1960 Real Madrid wins 5th Europe Cup 1

1994 Gay Games open in NYC

1864 At Petersburg, Grant ends 4 days of assaults

1815 Battle of Waterloo; Napoleon defeated by Wellington & BlЃcher

1643 Skirmish at Chalgrove Field: Prince Rupert parliamentary armies

1963 3,000 blacks boycott Boston public school

1924 Pope Pius XI's encyclical Maximam gravissimamque

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

1993 Expo's Dennis Martinez is 92nd to win 200 games

1898 1st amusement pier opens in Atlantic City, NJ

1639 Treaty of Berwick: End 1st Bishop war

1991 Boris Yeltsin, president of Russia, arrives in US

1529 Blackfriars begin: Henry VIII & Catharina of Aragўn

1973 NCAA makes urine testing mandatory for participants

1936 1st bicycle traffic court in America established, Racine, WI

1975 Fred Lynn gets 10 RBIs in a Red Sox 15-1 victory over Tigers

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

1967 Susie Maxwell wins LPGA Milwaukee Jaycee Golf Open

1879 W H Richardson, a black inventor, patents the children's carriage

1778 British Redcoats evacuate Phila

1822 Slave revolt leaders Denmark Vesey & Peter Poyas arrested in SC

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

1992 Tampa Bay Lightning make goalie Wendell Young their 1st draft

1538 Treaty of Nice: ends war between Emperor Charles V & King French I

1987 Charles Glass, ABC journalist, kidnapped in Lebanon

1863 After long neglect, Confederates hurriedly fortify Vicksburg

1992 Ottawa Senators make goalie Peter Sidorkiewicz their 1st draft

1757 Battle at Kolin Bohemia: Austrian army beats Prussia

1980 Dutch 2nd Chamber joins oil boycott of South Africa

1990 1st sudden death US Open Golf Championship is won by Hale Irwin

1967 Houston Don Wilson no-hits Atlanta Braves, 2-0

1980 "Blues Brothers" with Dan Akwoyd & John Belushi premieres

1580 States of Utrecht forbid catholic worship

1948 American Library Association adopts Library Bill of Rights

1986 52 die in plane/helicopter collision over Grand Canyon

1682 William Penn found Philadelphia

1950 Cleve Indians score 14 runs in 1st inning, beat A's 21-2

1928 Amelia Earhart becomes 1st female to fly across Atlantic Ocean

1977 Space Shuttle test model "Enterprise" carries a crew aloft for 1st time, It was fixed to a modified Boeing 747

1989 John Wayne Bobitt marries Lorena L Gallo

1976 St Louis Cards Lou Brock & Hector Cruz hit inside-the-park HRs

1981 Kimberley Ann Smith, of NC, 17, crowned America's Junior Miss

1986 Papua New Guinea score 9-455 in 60 overs v Gibraltar, ICC Trophy

1979 Pres Carter & Leonid I Brezhnev sign SALT 2 treaty

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

1964 African Groundnut Council forms in Dakar

1960 "Destry Rides Again" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 472 perfs

1940 Winston Churchill urges perseverance so that future generations would remember that "this was their finest hour"

1944 U-767 sinks

1957 John Diefenbacker (C) takes office as PM of Canada

1978 78th US Golf Open: Andy North shoots a 285 at Cherry Hill CC in Denver

1985 Boston Red Sox Fred Lynn gets 10 RBIs

1953 USAF C124 Globemaster crashes near Tokyo killing 129 servicemen

1948 National Security Council authorizes covert operations for 1st time

1981 Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart retires (replaced by Sandra Day O'Connor, 1st woman on high court)

1916 Yanks score in every inning but 8th beat Indians 19-3

1956 Last of foreign troops leaves Egypt as Brits leave Suez Canal

1960 60th US Golf Open: Arnold Palmer shoots 280 at Cherry Hills in Denver

1989 "Starmites" closes at Criter Ctr SR Theater NYC after 60 performances

1947 Cincinnati Red Ewell Blackwell no-hits Boston Braves, 6-0

1574 Polish King Hendrik of Anjou secretly leaves Poland

1941 Turkey signs peace treaty with nazi-Germany

1981 Vaccine to prevent hoof & mouth disease announced

1894 Premier Roseberry declares Uganda a British protectorate

1945 William Joyce (Lord Haw-Haw) Brit radio traitor charged with treason

1900 Empress DouairiЉre orders I-Ho-Chuan (Boxers) to kill all foreigners

1903 1st transcontinental auto trip begins in SF; arrives NY 3-mo later

1955 "3 for Tonight" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 85 performances

1986 Heike Friedrich swims female world record 200m freestyle (1:57.55)

1961 CBS radio cancels Gunsmoke

1983 "Pump Boys & Dinettes" closes at Princess Theater NYC after 573 perfs

1979 Sri Lanka beat India by 47 runs in Cricket World Cup upset

1967 Monterey International Pop Festival rocks Southern California

1914 Oscar Egg bicycles world record time (44,247 km)

0860 Swedish Vikings attack Constantinople

1982 ABC's All Talk radio network expands to 22 stations

1629 Sea battle at Dungeness: Piet Heyn vs Dunkerk Cape

1976 A Joseph William Turner watercolor auctioned for њ340,000

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

1979 US Pres Carter & Soviet Pres Leonid Brezhnev sign SALT II treaty

1942 Eric Nessler of France stays aloft in a glider for 38h21m

1995 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Rochester International Golf Tournament

1991 Yankee pitchers pick-off 3 Toronto Blue Jays

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