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Notable Historical Events for June 18th

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

1682William Penn founds Philadelphia, US

1940Winston Churchill's "this was their finest hour" speech urging perseverance during Battle of Britain delivered to British House of Commons

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

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

1529Blackfriars begin: Henry VIII & Catharina of Aragon

1989Laura Davies wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open

2014Ian McKellen is awarded an honorary degree by Cambridge University, becoming a Doctor of Letters

1991Boris Yeltsin, president of Russia, arrives in US

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

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Notable Birthdays on June 18th

1924George Mikan, Joliet Illinois, NBA center (6-time all-pro)

1942Paul McCartney, Liverpool UK, English musician and member of The Beatles

1886George Mallory, England, mountain climber ("because it is there")

1952Isabella Rossellini, Rome Italy, actress (Big Night, Blue Velvet)

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Notable Weddings on June 18th

1965Actress and singer Rita Moreno (33) weds cardiologist Leonard Gordon

1955Former World No. 1 tennis player Lew Hoad (20) weds tennis player Jenny Staley (21) at St Mary's Church in Wimbledon, England

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June 18th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on June 18th

2010José Saramago, Portuguese writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1922)

1673Jeanne Mance, French Canadian settler and founder of the first hospital in North America, dies at 66

2002Jack Buck, American baseball announcer, dies at 77

1936Maxim Gorky, [Alexei M Peshkov], Russian writer (Mother), dies at 68

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