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June 18th - Happy Birthday Sir Paul McCartney, David Giuntoli, Willa Holland


Today is Monday, June 18, the 170th day of 2012. There are 196 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On June 18, 1812, the War of 1812 began as the United States Congress approved, and President James Madison signed, a declaration of war against Britain.

On this date:
In 618, Li Yuan becomes Emperor Gaozu of Tang, initiating three centuries of Tang Dynasty rule over China.
In 1053, Battle of Civitate: 3,000 horsemen of Norman Count Humphrey rout the troops of Pope Leo IX.
In 1178, Five Canterbury monks see what is possibly the Giordano Bruno crater being formed. It is believed that the current oscillations of the Moon's distance from the Earth (on the order of meters) are a result of this collision.
In 1264, The Parliament of Ireland meets at Castledermot in County Kildare, the first definitively known meeting of this Irish legislature.
In 1429, French forces under the leadership of Joan of Arc defeat the main English army under Sir John Fastolf at the Battle of Patay. This turns the tide of the Hundred Years' War.
In 1684, The charter of the Massachusetts Bay Colony is revoked via a scire facias writ issued by an English court.
In 1757, Battle of Kolín between Prussian forces under Frederick the Great and an Austrian army under the command of Field Marshal Count Leopold Joseph von Daun in the Seven Years' War.
In 1767, Samuel Wallis, an English sea captain, sights Tahiti and is considered the first European to reach the island.
In 1778, American forces entered Philadelphia as the British withdrew during the Revolutionary War.
In 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte met his Waterloo as British and Prussian troops defeated the French in Belgium.
In 1815, Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Waterloo results in the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte by the Duke of Wellington and Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher forcing him to abdicate the throne of France for the second and last time.
In 1830, French invasion of Algeria.
In 1858, Charles Darwin receives a paper from Alfred Russel Wallace that includes nearly identical conclusions about evolution as Darwin's own, prompting Darwin to publish his theory.
In 1859, First ascent of Aletschhorn, second summit of the Bernese Alps.
In 1873, suffragist Susan B. Anthony was found guilty by a judge in Canandaigua, N.Y., of breaking the law by casting a vote in the 1872 presidential election. (The judge fined Anthony $100, but she never paid the penalty.)
In 1887, The Reinsurance Treaty between Germany and Russia is signed.
In 1900, Empress Dowager Longyu of China orders all foreigners killed, including foreign diplomats and their families.
In 1908, Japanese immigration to Brazil begins when 781 people arrive in Santos aboard the ship Kasato-Maru.
In 1908, The University of the Philippines is established.
In 1908, William Howard Taft was nominated for president by the Republican National Convention in Chicago.
In 1912, the Republican National Convention, which would nominate President William Howard Taft for another term of office, opened in Chicago.
In 1940, during World War II, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill urged his countrymen to conduct themselves in a manner that would prompt future generations to say, "This was their finest hour." Charles de Gaulle delivered a speech on the BBC in which he rallied his countrymen after the fall of France to Nazi Germany.
In 1945, William Joyce, known as "Lord Haw-Haw," was charged in London with high treason for his English-language wartime broadcasts on German radio. (He was hanged in January 1946.)
In 1946, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia, a Socialist, calls for a Direct Action Day against the Portuguese in Goa. A road is named after this date in Panjim.
In 1953, The Egyptian Revolution of 1952 ends with the overthrow of the Muhammad Ali Dynasty and the declaration of the Republic of Egypt.
In 1953, A United States Air Force C-124 crashes and burns near Tokyo, Japan killing 129.
In 1954, Pierre Mendès-France becomes Prime Minister of France.
In 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower expressed support for his chief of staff, Sherman Adams, who was accused of improperly accepting gifts from a businessman. (Adams resigned in September 1958.)
In 1965, Vietnam War: The United States uses B-52 bombers to attack National Liberation Front guerrilla fighters in South Vietnam.
In 1972, 118 people were killed in the crash of a Brussels-bound British European Airways Hawker Siddeley Trident 1C shortly after takeoff from London Heathrow Airport.
In 1979, President Jimmy Carter and Soviet President Leonid I. Brezhnev signed the SALT II strategic arms limitation treaty in Vienna.
In 1983, astronaut Sally K. Ride became America's first woman in space as she and four colleagues blasted off aboard the space shuttle Challenger.
In 1983, Mona Mahmudnizhad together with nine other Bahá'í women, is sentenced to death and hanged in Shiraz, Iran because of her Bahá'í Faith.
In 1984, A major clash between about 5,000 police and a similar number of miners takes place at Orgreave, South Yorkshire, during the 1984-1985 UK miners' strike.
In 1992, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Georgia v. McCollum, ruled that criminal defendants could not use race as a basis for excluding potential jurors from their trials. Entertainer Peter Allen died in San Diego County, Calif., at age 48.
In 1994, The Troubles: the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) open fire inside a pub in Loughinisland, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, killing six civilians and wounding five.
In 1996, Ted Kaczynski, suspected of being the Unabomber, is indicted on ten criminal counts.
In 2006, The first Kazakh space satellite, KazSat is launched.
In 2009, The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), a NASA robotic spacecraft is launched.

Ten years ago: A Palestinian detonated a nail-studded bomb in a Jerusalem bus, killing 19 passengers and himself. President George W. Bush sent to Congress his detailed proposal for creation of a new Homeland Security Department. Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura announced he would not seek a second term.

Five years ago: Nine firefighters died in a fire at a furniture store and warehouse in Charleston, S.C. Yahoo Inc. Chairman Terry Semel ended his 6-year tenure as chief executive officer, handing over the reins to co-founder Jerry Yang. Vilma Espin Guillois, wife of acting President Raul Castro and a former rebel fighter, died in Havana, Cuba, at age 77.

One year ago: President Hamid Karzai acknowledged that the U.S. and Afghan governments had held talks with Taliban emissaries in a bid to end the nation's nearly 10-year war. British singer Amy Winehouse was heavily booed for being late and displaying erratic behavior on stage during a concert in Belgrade, Serbia. Yelena Bonner, 88, a Russian rights activist and widow of Nobel Peace Prize winner Andrei Sakharov, died in Boston. Clarence Clemons, the saxophone player for the E Street Band who was one of the key influences in Bruce Springsteen's life and music, died in Florida at age 69.

Today's Birthdays: Rock singer-composer-musician Sir Paul McCartney is 70. Movie critic Roger Ebert is 70. Actress Constance McCashin is 65. Actress Linda Thorson is 65. Rock musician John Evans (The Box Tops) is 64. Actress Isabella Rossellini is 60. Actress Carol Kane is 60. Actor Brian Benben is 56. Actress Andrea Evans is 55. Rock singer Alison Moyet is 51. Rock musician Dizzy Reed (Guns N' Roses) is 49. Country singer-musician Tim Hunt is 45. Rock singer-musician Sice (The Boo Radleys) is 43. Rhythm-and-blues singer Nathan Morris (Boyz II Men) is 41. Actress Mara Hobel is 41. Rapper Silkk the Shocker is 37. Actress Alana de la Garza is 36. Country singer Blake Shelton is 36. Rock musician Steven Chen (Airborne Toxic Event) is 34. Actor David Giuntoli TV: "Grimm") is 32. Actress Renee Olstead is 23.

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Today's Highlight in History:
On June 18, 1983, astronaut Sally K. Ride, 32, became America's first woman in space as she and four colleagues (commander Robert L. Crippen, pilot Frederick H. Hauck and Ride's fellow mission specialists John M. Fabian and Norman E. Thagard) blasted off aboard the space shuttle Challenger on a six-day mission.

One year ago: In a scene captured on cellphone video, Karen Klein, a school bus monitor from Rochester, N.Y., was verbally abused by seventh-graders, prompting outrage as well as donations to the 68-year-old grandmother. Former baseball star Roger Clemens was acquitted in Washington, D.C., on all charges that he'd obstructed and lied to Congress when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs. R.A. Dickey became the first major league pitcher in 24 years to throw consecutive one-hitters in the New York Mets' 5-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. (The previous pitcher to throw consecutive one-hitters was Dave Stieb for Toronto in September 1988.)

Today's Birthdays: Rock singer-composer-musician Sir Paul McCartney is 71. Actress Constance McCashin is 66. Actress Linda Thorson is 66. Rock musician John Evans (The Box Tops) is 65. Actress Isabella Rossellini is 61. Actress Carol Kane is 61. Actor Brian Benben is 57. Actress Andrea Evans is 56. Rock singer Alison Moyet is 52. Rock musician Dizzy Reed (Guns N' Roses) is 50. Country singer-musician Tim Hunt is 46. Rock singer-musician Sice (The Boo Radleys) is 44. Rhythm-and-blues singer Nathan Morris (Boyz II Men) is 42. Actress Mara Hobel is 42. Rapper Silkk the Shocker is 38. Actress Alana de la Garza is 37. Country singer Blake Shelton is 37. Rock musician Steven Chen (Airborne Toxic Event) is 35. Actor David Giuntoli is 33. Actress Renee Olstead is 24. Actress Willa Holland is 22.

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Re: June 18th - Happy Birthday Sir Paul McCartney, David Giuntoli, Willa Holland


Today is Wednesday, June 18, the 169th day of 2014. There are 196 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On June 18, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson and Japanese Prime Minister Hayato Ikeda spoke to each other by telephone as they inaugurated the first trans-Pacific cable completed by AT&T between Japan and Hawaii, and linked to existing cables between Hawaii and California. (Due to the time difference, it was already June 19 in Tokyo.)

Ten years ago: An al-Qaida cell in Saudi Arabia beheaded American engineer Paul M. Johnson Jr., 49, posting grisly photographs of his severed head; hours later, Saudi security forces tracked down and killed the alleged mastermind of the kidnapping and murder. European Union leaders agreed on the first constitution for the bloc's 25 members.

Five years ago: Tens of thousands of protesters filled the streets of Tehran again, joining opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi (meer hoh-SAYN' moo-SAH'-vee) to mourn demonstrators killed in clashes over Iran's disputed presidential election. Hortensia Bussi, the widow of Chilean President Salvador Allende who helped lead opposition to the military dictatorship that ousted her husband, died at 94. Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin was named the NHL's most valuable player for the second straight year after leading the league with 56 goals.

One year ago: The Taliban and the U.S. said they would hold talks on finding a political solution to ending nearly 12 years of war in Afghanistan, as the international coalition formally handed over control of the country's security to the Afghan army and police. Declaring "the days of Rambo are over," Maj. Gen. Bennet Sacolick, director of force management for U.S. Special Operations Command, said that cultural, social and behavioral concerns might be bigger hurdles than tough physical fitness requirements for women looking to join the military's special operations units.

Today's Birthdays: Sen. Jay Rockefeller, [sign in to see URL]., is 77. Baseball Hall of Famer Lou Brock is 75. Rock singer-composer-musician Sir Paul McCartney is 72. Actress Constance McCashin is 67. Actress Linda Thorson is 67. Rock musician John Evans (The Box Tops) is 66. Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., is 64. Actress Isabella Rossellini is 62. Actress Carol Kane is 62. Actor Brian Benben is 58. Actress Andrea Evans is 57. Rock singer Alison Moyet is 53. Rock musician Dizzy Reed (Guns N' Roses) is 51. Figure skater Kurt Browning is 48. Country singer-musician Tim Hunt is 47. Rock singer-musician Sice (The Boo Radleys) is 45. Rhythm-and-blues singer Nathan Morris (Boyz II Men) is 43. Actress Mara Hobel is 43. Singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne is 41. Rapper Silkk the Shocker is 39. Actress Alana de la Garza is 38. Country singer Blake Shelton is 38. Rock musician Steven Chen (Airborne Toxic Event) is 36. Actor David Giuntoli is 34. Actress Renee Olstead is 25. Actress Willa Holland is 23.

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Today is Thursday, June 18, the 169th day of 2015. There are 196 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On June 18, 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte met his Waterloo as British and Prussian troops defeated the French in Belgium.

Ten years ago: U.S. Marines and Iraqi forces battled insurgents in a restive western Iraqi province, killing about 50 militants in the military's latest campaign to stop foreign fighters who were infiltrating from neighboring Syria. In his Saturday radio address, President George W. Bush said pulling out of Iraq immediately was not an option. Former Texas Congressman J.J. "Jake" Pickle died in Austin at age 91.

Five years ago: Death row inmate Ronnie Lee Gardner died in a barrage of bullets as Utah carried out its first firing squad execution in 14 years. (Gardner had been sentenced to death for fatally shooting attorney Michael Burdell during a failed escape attempt from a Salt Lake City courthouse.)

One year ago: President Barack Obama met with senior lawmakers in the Oval Office for over an hour to discuss options for responding to the crumbling security situation in Iraq; afterward, congressional leaders said the president believed he did not need authorization from Congress for some steps he might take to quell the al-Qaida-inspired insurgency. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled that the Washington Redskins' name was "disparaging of Native Americans" and should be stripped of trademark protection. Clayton Kershaw pitched his first no-hitter as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Colorado Rockies 8-0.

Today's Birthdays: Former Sen. Jay Rockefeller, [sign in to see URL]., is 78. Baseball Hall of Famer Lou Brock is 76. Rock singer-composer-musician Sir Paul McCartney is 73. Actress Constance McCashin is 68. Actress Linda Thorson is 68. Rock musician John Evans is 67. Former Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., is 65. Actress Isabella Rossellini is 63. Actress Carol Kane is 63. Actor Brian Benben is 59. Actress Andrea Evans is 58. Rock singer Alison Moyet is 54. Rock musician Dizzy Reed (Guns N' Roses) is 52. Figure skater Kurt Browning is 49. Country singer-musician Tim Hunt is 48. Rock singer-musician Sice (The Boo Radleys) is 46. Rhythm-and-blues singer Nathan Morris (Boyz II Men) is 44. Actress Mara Hobel is 44. Singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne is 42. Rapper Silkk the Shocker is 40. Actress Alana de la Garza is 39. Country singer Blake Shelton is 39. Rock musician Steven Chen (Airborne Toxic Event) is 37. Actor David Giuntoli is 35. Actress Renee Olstead is 26. Actor Jacob Anderson (TV: "Game of Thrones") is 25. Actress Willa Holland is 24.

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Today is Saturday, June 18, the 170th day of 2016. There are 196 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On June 18, 1983, astronaut Sally K. Ride became America's first woman in space as she and four colleagues blasted off aboard the space shuttle Challenger on a six-day mission.

Ten years ago: Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori (SHOHR'-ee) was elected the first female presiding bishop for the Episcopal Church, the U.S. arm of the global Anglican Communion. Phil Mickelson's bid for a third consecutive major ended with a shocking collapse on the final hole, giving the U.S. Open to Geoff Ogilvy.

Five years ago: President Hamid Karzai acknowledged that the U.S. and Afghan governments had held talks with Taliban emissaries in a bid to end the nation's nearly 10-year war. British singer Amy Winehouse was heavily booed for being late and displaying erratic behavior on stage during a concert in Belgrade, Serbia. Yelena Bonner, 88, a Russian rights activist and widow of Nobel Peace Prize winner Andrei Sakharov, died in Boston. Clarence Clemons, the saxophone player for the E Street Band who was one of the key influences in Bruce Springsteen's life and music, died in Florida at age 69.

One year ago: In dueling decisions about free speech, the Supreme Court upheld Texas' refusal to issue a license plate bearing the Confederate battle flag and struck down an Arizona town's restrictions on temporary signs put up by a small church. Texas death row inmate Gregory Russeau was executed for the 2001 slaying of James Syvertson, a 75-year-old East Texas auto repair shop owner, during a crack cocaine binge.

Today's Birthdays: Former Sen. Jay Rockefeller, [sign in to see URL]., is 79. Baseball Hall of Famer Lou Brock is 77. Rock singer-composer-musician Sir Paul McCartney is 74. Actress Constance McCashin is 69. Actress Linda Thorson is 69. Rock musician John Evans is 68. Former Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., is 66. Actress Isabella Rossellini is 64. Actress Carol Kane is 64. Actor Brian Benben is 60. Actress Andrea Evans is 59. Rock singer Alison Moyet is 55. Rock musician Dizzy Reed (Guns N' Roses) is 53. Figure skater Kurt Browning is 50. Country singer-musician Tim Hunt is 49. Rock singer-musician Sice (The Boo Radleys) is 47. Rhythm-and-blues singer Nathan Morris (Boyz II Men) is 45. Actress Mara Hobel is 45. Singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne is 43. Rapper Silkk the Shocker is 41. Actress Alana de la Garza is 40. Country singer Blake Shelton is 40. Rock musician Steven Chen (Airborne Toxic Event) is 38. Actor David Giuntoli is 36. Actress Renee Olstead is 27. Actor Jacob Anderson is 26. Actress Willa Holland is 25.

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Today is Sunday, June 18, the 169th day of 2017. There are 196 days left in the year. This is Father's Day.

Today's Highlights in History:
On June 18, 1940, during World War II, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill urged his countrymen to conduct themselves in a manner that would prompt future generations to say, "This was their finest hour." Charles de Gaulle delivered a speech on the BBC in which he rallied his countrymen after the fall of France to Nazi Germany.

Ten years ago: Nine firefighters died in a fire at a furniture store and warehouse in Charleston, S.C. Yahoo Inc. Chairman Terry Semel ended his 6-year tenure as chief executive officer, handing over the reins to co-founder Jerry Yang. Vilma Espin Guillois, wife of acting President Raul Castro and a former rebel fighter, died in Havana, Cuba, at age 77. Hank Medress, lead singer for The Tokens and their hit "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," died in New York at 68.

Five years ago: In a scene captured on cellphone video, Karen Klein, a school bus monitor from Rochester, N.Y, was verbally abused by seventh-graders, prompting outrage as well as donations to the 68-year-old grandmother. Former baseball star Roger Clemens was acquitted in Washington, D.C. on all charges that he'd obstructed and lied to Congress when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs. R.A. Dickey became the first major league pitcher in 24 years to throw consecutive one-hitters in the New York Mets' 5-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. (The previous pitcher to throw consecutive one-hitters was Dave Stieb for Toronto in Sept. 1988.) Actor Victor Spinetti, 82, died in Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales.

One year ago: With California's Yosemite Falls as a backdrop, President Barack Obama said that climate change was already damaging America's national parks, with rising temperatures causing Yosemite's meadows to dry out and raising the prospect of a glacier preserve without its glaciers someday. During an appearance in Las Vegas, Donald Trump railed against efforts by some frustrated Republicans planning a last-ditch effort to try to thwart him from becoming the party's nominee, threatening at one point to stop fundraising if Republicans didn't rally around him.

Today's Birthdays — June 18: Former Sen. Jay Rockefeller, [sign in to see URL]., is 80. Baseball Hall of Famer Lou Brock is 78. Rock singer-composer-musician Sir Paul McCartney is 75. Actress Constance McCashin is 70. Actress Linda Thorson is 70. Rock musician John Evans is 69. Former Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., is 67. Actress Isabella Rossellini is 65. Actress Carol Kane is 65. Actor Brian Benben is 61. Actress Andrea Evans is 60. Rock singer Alison Moyet is 56. Rock musician Dizzy Reed (Guns N' Roses) is 54. Figure skater Kurt Browning is 51. Country singer-musician Tim Hunt is 50. Rock singer-musician Sice (The Boo Radleys) is 48. Rhythm-and-blues singer Nathan Morris (Boyz II Men) is 46. Actress Mara Hobel is 46. Singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne is 44. Rapper Silkk the Shocker is 42. Actress Alana de la Garza is 41. Country singer Blake Shelton is 41. Rock musician Steven Chen (Airborne Toxic Event) is 39. Actor David Giuntoli is 37. Drummer Josh Dun (Twenty One Pilots) is 29. Actress Renee Olstead is 28. Actor Jacob Anderson is 27. Actress Willa Holland is 26.


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