Today is Thursday, June 18th. It’s International Picnic Day, International Sushi Day, Dump The Pump Day, National Cheesemaker’s Day, Clean Your Aquarium Day, National Splurge Day, Go Fishing Day, National Career Nursing Assistants Day and Veterinary Appreciation Day
There are 3 days until Father’s Day
There are 16 days until the 4th of July
Today is the day that…
— in 1812, The War of 1812 begins as the U.S. declares war against Britain
— in 1815, The Battle of Waterloo; Napoleon and France are defeated by British forces under Wellington and Prussian troops
— in 1873, Suffragette Susan B. Anthony is fined $100 for voting in a Presidential election
— in 1928, Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, landing at Burry Port, Wales
— in 1942, Paul McCartney is born James Paul McCartney in Allerton, Liverpool, England
— in 1948, Columbia Records unveiled its new long-playing, 33 1/2 rpm phonograph record
— in 1968, The Supreme Court bans racial discrimination in the sale and rental of housing
— in 1977, Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” goes to #1 on the Hot 100, the group’s only song to top that chart.
— in 1978, Grace Slick takes the stage with Jefferson Starship at a festival in Hamburg, Germany in a state of drunkenness. After she taunts the crowd with comments about Nazis and World War II, the crowd riots, destroying much of their equipment. Slick does not return to the band until 1983.
— in 1983, Astronaut Sally Ride became America’s first woman in space\
— in 1987, Bruce Springsteen separates from his wife, actress Julianne Phillips
— in 1993, Lollapalooza 1993 kicks off in Vancouver, Canada. The main stage acts include the headliner, Primus, as well as Alice in Chains, Dinosaur Jr., Fishbone, Arrested Development, Front 242, Babes in Toyland, Tool, and Rage Against the Machine.
— in 1994, a collector paid $36,000 for Elvis Presley’s expired American Express card
— in 1996, alleged Unabomber Ted Kaczynski was indicted on ten criminal counts
— in 1999, A judge dismisses a case brought against Prince in 1994 claiming he stole the idea for his symbol-shaped guitar.
— in 2000, The Experience Music Project, a museum including permanent exhibitions on Jimi Hendrix and Nirvana, opens in Seattle
— in 2001, “The Fast and the Furious” premieres, starring Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, and Michelle Rodriguez
— in 2002, legendary Cardinals announcer and broadcaster Jack Buck died at the age of 77
— also in 2002, Billy Joel checks into an alcohol rehabilitation center in Connecticut for a ten-day stay
— in 2006, Paul McCartney turns 64
— also in 2006, Dan Rather’s final CBS News report was aired on “CBS Sunday Morning”
— in 2009, Jammie Thomas-Rasset, a 32-year-old woman from Minnesota, is the first person found guilty of illegal sharing of music files over the Internet and is ordered to pay $1.92 million, $80,000 per song.
— On this date in 2010, John Lennon’s handwritten lyrics to The Beatles song ‘A Day In The Life’ sold for $1.2 million at an auction in New York
— in 2011, longtime E Street Band saxophone player Clarence Clemons dies at the age of 69 after suffering a stroke. He is replaced in the band by his nephew, Jake Clemons.
— and in 2018, President Trump orders the U.S. military to set up a sixth branch of the military – a “space force”
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