Monday, June 18, 2012


June 18
1812:The War of 1812 began.

1815:Napoleon was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo by British, German, and Dutch forces.
1873:Suffragist Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for attempting to vote in the 1872 presidential election.
1928:Aviator Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. She completed the flight from Newfoundland to Wales in about 21 hours.
1948:The United Nations Commission on Human Rights adopted its International Declaration of Human Rights. The General Assembly would give it final approval on Dec. 10, 1948.

1983:Sally Ride became the first American woman in space.
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