June 18 in History
1429June 18, 1429:
The French Army faces the English at Patay, France with Joan of Arc as the leader.
1812June 18, 1812:
The War of 1812 starts following the signing of the war declaration against Britain.
1815June 18, 1815:
The Duke of Wellington defeats Napoleon in the Battle of Waterloo.
1960June 18, 1960:
Golfer Arnold Palmer emerges victorious at the U.S. Open final.
1972June 18, 1972:
118 people lose their lives after a jet that took off from Heathrow crashes.
1983June 18, 1983:
Challenger, the American space shuttle, is launched with Sally Ride as the first American woman to embark on a space flight.
1984June 18, 1984:
Controversial radio host Alan Berg is shot to death by a neo-Nazi organization leader, Bruce Pierce.
1991June 18, 1991:
Bryan Adams releases “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You”.
- June 18, 1991:
Aishwarya Rai and Salman Khan star in “Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam” which is released on this day.
2006June 18, 2006:
Katherine Jefferts Schori becomes the first female presiding bishop of the United States of America’s Episcopal Church.