18 June

18 June

June 18 is the 169th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 196 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about June 18th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about June 18th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • World Sustainable Gastronomy Day
  • National Splurge Day
  • International Picnic Day
  • National Go Fishing Day
  • International Panic Day
  • International Sushi Day
  • Clean Your Aquarium Day
  • National Cherry Tart Day
  • Autistic Pride Day
  • World Juggling Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – June 18

1979: Leonid Brezhnev and Jimmy Carter sign SALT II

The second “Strategic Arms Limitation Talks” (SALT) agreement was a ground-breaking arms reduction treaty between the Soviet Union and the United States.

1972: 118 die in the Staines Air Disaster

The Hawker Siddeley Trident aircraft entered a deep stall and plummeted to the ground shortly after takeoff from London Heathrow Airport.

1948: The LP record is introduced

The 33⅓ rpm microgroove vinyl Long Playing record developed by Columbia Records soon became the music industry’s standard medium. It allowed for a total playing time of 20 minutes per side.

1940: A speech by Charles de Gaulle sparks the French Resistance to German occupation

The Appeal of June 18, transmitted by radio from de Gaulle’s exile in the United Kingdom, was pivotal in mobilizing the French after Germany had declared more than half of the country an occupied zone. On August 25, French and Allied troops liberated Paris.

1815: Napoleon suffers a shattering defeat at the Battle of Waterloo

The battle was Napoleon’s last. The French Emperor was exiled to Saint Helena where he died six years later. “To meet one’s Waterloo” is still a figure of speech today indicating total defeat.

1993: “A Sudanese Christian, who was judged by a Sharia court (based on Islamic law) for drinking alcohol, is whipped 20 times.” SUDAN. Khartoum. 1993 [A. Abbas]

“A Sudanese Christian, who was judged by a Sharia court (based on Islamic law) for drinking alcohol, is whipped 20 times.” SUDAN. Khartoum. 1993 [A. Abbas]

1979: President Jimmy Carter and Leonid Brezhnev sign the Salt II pact to limit nuclear arms in 1979.

1935: German Calvary practices firing standing on their horses during a training exercise. Berlin 1935

German Calvary practices firing standing on their horses during a training exercise. Berlin 1935

1929: Amelia Earhart completes the flight from Newfoundland to Wales, becoming the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean as a passenger in 1929.

1918: Italian soldiers captured in their trench by Austro-Hungarians during their Piave offensive, WW1, June 18, 1918

Italian soldiers captured in their trench by Austro-Hungarians during their Piave offensive, WW1, June 18, 1918

1915 – A French pilot made an emergency landing in the friendly territory after a failed attempt to attack a German Zeppelin hangar near Brussels, Belgium. Soldiers are climbing up the tree where the biplane has landed.

1915 – A French pilot made an emergency landing in the friendly territory after a failed attempt to attack a German Zeppelin hangar near Brussels, Belgium. Soldiers are climbing up the tree where the biplane has landed.

1895: The Hand Of Mrs. Wilhelm Röntgen, 1895 Würzburg Germany.

The Hand Of Mrs. Wilhelm Röntgen, 1895 Würzburg Germany.

1856: Henry David Thoreau an American essayist, poet, and philosopher 18 June 1856.

Henry David Thoreau was an American essayist, poet, and philosopher on 18 June 1856.

1815: Napoleon suffers a shattering defeat at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, June 18

1986: Richard Gasquet, French tennis player

1942: Paul McCartney, English singer-songwriter, musician, producer

1942: Thabo Mbeki, South African politician, 23rd President of South Africa

1942: Roger Ebert, American journalist, critic, screenwriter

1929: Jürgen Habermas, German sociologist, philosopher

Paul McCartney was born.

Richard Madden was born.

Blake Shelton was born.

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, June 18

2010: José Saramago, Portuguese author, Nobel Prize laureate

2003: Larry Doby, American baseball player

1989: I. F. Stone, American journalist, author

1974: Georgy Zhukov, Russian general

1928: Roald Amundsen, Norwegian explorer

XXXTentacion died.

Rani Lakshmi Bai died.

Milkha Singh died.


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