On This Day In History, 18 June


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World Events Today

  • The Steel Pier, off the boardwalk in Atlantic City, opened today in 1898, it was one of the most popular venues in the United States for the first seven decades of the twentieth century
  • The British war-time Prime Minister Winston Churchill delivered his famous, “This was their finest hour”, speech to the House of Commons of the United Kingdom today in 1940
  • The Conservative Party, under Edward Heath, won the United Kingdom general election which was held today in 1970, he replaced the governing Labour Party which was led by Harold Wilson

Entertainment Events Today

  • The single Everything I Do I Do It for You, by Bryan Adams, the soundtrack from the Robin Hood Prince of Thieves movie, was released today in 1991, it became one of the best-selling singles of all time
  • Tiger Woods won the 100th U S Open Men’s Golf championship today in 2000, it was his first U S Open win and it was by a record-breaking 15 strokes
  • Google launched AdSense today in 2003

Family Events Today

  • The British singer-songwriter Paul McCartney, the co-lead vocalist and bassist for the rock band The Beatles, was born today in 1942 in Liverpool
  • Georgy Zhukov, the Soviet general who commanded many of the Red Army’s most decisive victories during World War II, died today in 1974 aged 77
  • The Scottish actor Richard Madden, who rose to fame as Robb Stark in HBO’s fantasy drama Game of Thrones, was born today in 1986 in Renfrewshire

Main Event Today

  • The Battle of Waterloo, where the Duke of Wellington beat Napoleon, occurred today in 1815, it marked the end of the Napoleonic Wars

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Go Fishing Day

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