June 18 in Pop Culture History

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1178 – A meteor crached into the Moon or exploded between Earth and the Moon.

1812 – The U.S. Congress declares war on Great Britain, Canada, and Ireland, starting The War of 1812.

1815 – Napoleon defeated at Waterloo, in Belgium.

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

1923 – Checker Taxi put its first taxi on the streets of Chicago.

1930 – Groundbreaking ceremonies for the Franklin Institute were held in Philadelphia, PA.

1940 – Winston Churchill gave his “Finest Hour” speech.

1965 – The first large solid-fuel rocket – a Titan 3C – rocket was launched into orbit.

1977 #1 Hit June 18, 1977 – June 24, 1977: Fleetwood MacDreams

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

1983 – The space shuttle Challenger launched into space on its second mission, with Dr. Sally Ride, making her the first American woman in space.

1984 – Conservative talk radio host Alan Berg – “the man you love to hate” – was gunned down and killed in the driveway of his home in Denver, Colorado.

1988 #1 Hit June 18, 1988 – June 24, 1988: Rick AstleyTogether Forever

2004 – DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story and The Terminal were released in theaters

2010 – Jonah Hex and Toy Story 3 were released in theaters

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