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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')

1836HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin leave South-Africa

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

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

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

1989Laura Davies wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open

1541Irish parliament selects Henry VIII as king of Ireland

1682William Penn founds Philadelphia, US

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

1991Boris Yeltsin, president of Russia, arrives in US

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Notable Birthdays on June 18th

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

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

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

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

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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)

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

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

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