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Notable Historical Events for June 18th

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

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

1991Boris Yeltsin, president of Russia, arrives in US

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

1995Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Rochester International Golf Tournament

1928American aviator Amelia Earhart becomes the 1st woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean landing at Burry Port, Wales

1815Battle of Waterloo; Napoleon and France defeated by British forces under Wellington and Prussian troops under Blucher

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

1912The Chicago national Republican Convention splits between President Taft and Theodore Roosevelt; after Taft is nominated, Roosevelt and progressive elements of the Party form the Progressive Party (also known as the 'Bull Moose Party')

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

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Notable Birthdays on June 18th

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

2002Jack Buck, American baseball announcer, dies at 77

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

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