Sunday, June 18, 2017

History for June 18

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History for June 18 -
Sir Thomas Overbury 1581 - Poet, essayist, George Mallory 1886 - Mountaineer, M.C. Escher (Maurits Cornelis Escher) 1898 - Graphic artist
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Paul "Red" Adiar 1915 - Oil well firefighter, Tom Wicker (Thomas Grey "Tom" Wicker) 1926 - Journalist, Paul McCartney 1942 - Musician (Beatles, Wings)
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1812 - The War of 1812 began as the U.S. declared war against Great Britain. The conflict began over trade restrictions.
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1815 - At the Battle of Waterloo Napoleon was defeated by an international army under the Duke of Wellington. Napoleon abdicated on June 22.
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1863 - J.J. Richardson received a patent for the ratchet wrench.
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1918 - Allied forces on the Western Front began their largest counter-attack against the German army. (World War I)
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1928 - Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean as she completed a flight from Newfoundland to Wales.
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1942 - The U.S. Navy commissioned its first black officer, Harvard University medical student Bernard Whitfield Robinson.
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1983 - Dr. Sally Ride became the first American woman in space aboard the space shuttle Challenger.
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1998 - "The Boston Globe" asked Patricia Smith to resign after she admitted to inventing people and quotes in four of her recent columns.
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