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Notable Historical Events for June 18th

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

1978Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Bankers Trust Golf Classic

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

1541Irish parliament selects Henry VIII as king of Ireland

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

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

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

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

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

1995Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Rochester International Golf Tournament

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Notable Birthdays on June 18th

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

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

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

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

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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

1953Civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. (24) marries fellow activist and singer Coretta Scott (26)

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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)

2002Jack Buck, American baseball announcer, dies at 77

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

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