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Notable Historical Events for June 18th

1991Boris Yeltsin, president of Russia, arrives in US

1940Gen Charles de Gaulle on BBC tells French to defy nazi occupiers

1836HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin leave South-Africa

2000100th US Golf Open: Tiger Woods shoots a 272 at Pebble Beach, California

1938Babe Ruth is signed as a Dodgers coach for the rest of the season

1996Ted Kaczynski, suspected of being the Unabomber, is indicted on ten criminal counts.

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

196060th US Golf Open: Arnold Palmer shoots 280 at Cherry Hills in Denver

1541Irish parliament selects Henry VIII as king of Ireland

1995Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Rochester International Golf Tournament

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Notable Birthdays on June 18th

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on June 18th

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

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

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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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