June 18th-This Day In History

June 18 is the 169th day of the year There are 196 days remaining until the end of the year.

+ 1778 – American Revolutionary War: British troops abandon Philadelphia.

+ 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.

+ 1873 – Susan B. Anthony is fined $100 for attempting to vote in the 1872 presidential election.

+ 1923 – Checker Taxi puts its first taxi on the streets.

+ 1928 – Aviator Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly in an aircraft across the Atlantic Ocean (she is a passenger; Wilmer Stultz is the pilot and Lou Gordon the mechanic).

+ 1979 – SALT II is signed by the United States and the Soviet Union.

+ 1983 – Space Shuttle program: STS-7, Astronaut Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space.

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+ 1939 – Lou Brock, American baseball player and sportscaster

+ 1942 – Paul McCartney, English singer-songwriter and guitarist

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