11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 18th June

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Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history

1. 1812 - The United States declares war on Great Britain

2. 1815 - Napoleon is defeated at the Battle of Waterloo by British, German, and Dutch forces

3. 1928 - Aviator Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean

4. 1942 - Paul McCartney is born

5. 1956 - The former President of the United States, Harry Truman, dismisses suggestions Moscow may be about to turn its back on its Stalinist past

6. 1967 - Jimi Hendrix burns his guitar onstage at Monterey

7. 1972 - UK's worst air crash kills 118, after a flight from London Heathrow to Brussels crashes minutes after take-off

8. 1976 - ABBA performs for Sweden's King and his Queen-to-be on the eve of their Royal Wedding

9. 1979 - United States President Jimmy Carter and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev sign Salt II, the first arms-reduction treaty between the two super powers

10. 1999 - Walt Disney's Tarzan opens in cinemas

11. 2000 - Tiger Woods wins the 100th US Open at Pebble Beach by 15 strokes

Source: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk, brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com, thepeopleshistory

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