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

1541Irish parliament selects Henry VIII as king of Ireland

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

1995Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Rochester International Golf Tournament

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

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

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')

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on June 18th

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on June 18th

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

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

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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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