A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on June 18th. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On June 18, 1529, both Henry VIII and his first wife, Catherine of Aragon were summoned to appear before an ecclesiastical, legatine court, presided over by a representative of the Pope.
On June 18, 1815, the combined forces of the Duke of Wellington and Gebhard von Blucher defeated the French army at the battle of Waterloo.
On June 18, 1815, the combined forces of the Duke of Wellington and Gebhard von Blucher defeated the French army at the battle of Waterloo. (NOTE: The link in the date for this entry leads to a different article than the other mention to this same event above.)
On June 18, 1900, the Dowager Empress Cixi of China proclaimed war against the colonizing powers in China, including diplomats and their families.
On June 18, 1923, an American legend was born when the first Checker Taxi Cab hit the street in Chicago, the product of a Russian American Jewish immigrant named Morris Markin.
On June 18, 2020, American movie fans got to see the new major motion picture, 7500, a film set aboard a German jet airliner that is attacked by passengers seeking to take over the airplane for terrorist purposes.
On June 18, 2023, we celebrated National Turkey Lovers’ Day, and yes, we too love Turkey!
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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