18 JUNE
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Henry Clay Folger, 1857
  • Philip Barry, 1896
  • Anastasia (daughter of Czar Nicholas II), 1901
  • Keye Luke, 1904
  • Kay Kyser, 1906
  • Jeanette MacDonald, 1906
  • Bud Collyer, 1908
  • E.G. Marshall, 1910
  • Sylvia Porter, 1913
  • Robert Mondavi, 1913
  • Sammy Cahn, 1913
  • Red Adair, 1915
  • Richard Boone, 1917
  • Tom Wicker, 1926
  • Eva Bartok, 1926
  • John D. Rockefeller IV, 1937
  • Delia Smith, 1941
  • Paul McCartney, 1942
  • Roger Ebert, 1942
  • Carol Kane, 1952
  • Isabella Rossellini, 1952

Died On This Day:

  • John Sutter, 1880
  • Samuel Butler, 1902
  • Roald Amundsen killed, 1928
  • Ethel Barrymore, 1959
  • John Cheever, 1982
  • I.F. Stone, 1989
  • Joan Caulfield, 1991
  • Peter Allen AIDS, 1992
  • Nancy Marchand, 2000
  • Clarence Clemons, 2011

Today's Events:

  • 1429 - Battle of Patay. Major victory of French led by Joan of Arc over English in 100 Years War.
  • 1529 - Divorce trial of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon begins with appeal to the Pope; to last until 7/23.
  • 1583 - World's first life insurance policy issued in London on the life of one William Gybbons for 12 months.
  • 1744 - First recorded cricket match in England; Kent beats England team by one wicket at Finsbury, London.
  • 1778 - British under Gen. Henry Clinton, evacuate Philadelphia. Revolutionary War.
  • 1812 - President James Madison officially proclaims war between U.S. and Britain; War of 1812.
  • 1815 - Napoleon defeated at Waterloo by Duke of Wellington and Gebhard von Blucher; 12,000 dead soldiers.
  • 1910 - Teddy Roosevelt first to receive Broadway ticker tape parade on return from Africa.
  • 1928 - Amelia Earhart becomes first woman to fly Atlantic (passenger on Fokker trimotor - pilot Wil Stutz.)
  • 1948 - -UN Commission on Human Rights adopts International Declaration of Human Rights.
  • 1953 - Egypt becomes a republic.
  • 1964 - Lyndon B. Johnson makes call to Japanese PM Hayato Ikeda inaugurating transoceanic cable.
  • 1970 - Edward Heath elected British Prime Minister.
  • 1982 - Mysterious death of Italian banker Roberto Calvi, found hanging under Blackfriears Bridge, London.
  • 1983 - Sally Ride becomes first U.S. Woman astronaut launched into space on Challenger.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Ephraem
  • Elizabeth of Schonau
  • Mark and Marcellian

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • SAVITRI-VRATA, Hindu Festival for women
  • TANO FESTIVAL (Korea) on 5th day of 5th lunar month.
  • TUAN WU CHIEH or Dragon Boat Festival (China) 5th day of 5th lunar month.
  • SHAVUOT or Feast of Weeks (Jewish), on 6th or 7th of lunar month Sivan.
  • ASCENSION (Christian) 40th day after Easter.
  • PENTECOST (Christian) or Whitsunday (Anglican) 50 days after Easter.
  • TRINITY SUNDAY (Christian), Sunday after Pentecost.
  • CORPUS CHRISTI (Christian), Thursday after Trinity Sunday.
  • FATHER'S DAY (U.S.) Third Sunday in June.
  • ARANYA SHASHTI, Hindu Festival honoring god of the forest
  • RATHA YATRA, Hindu Festival of Car Procession of Vishnu
  • CHI HSI, Festival of the Milky Way in China (seventh day of the seventh moon)
  • CHUNG YÜAN, Festival of the Dead in China (fifteenth day of the seventh moon)
  • GAY AND LESBIAN PRIDE DAY - Last Sunday in June
  • CHAGU-CHAGU UMAKKO or horse Festival in Morioka celebrated second Saturday in June
  • HARE KRISHNA RATHA YATRA CHARIOT CARNIVAL celebrated 3rd week in June.
  • AMBUBACHI MELA Festival at Kamakhya temple in Guwahati, India celebrated third week in June for 5 days

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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