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This Day in History – June 18

This Day In History1682—William Penn founds Philadelphia, US.
1812—War of 1812 begins as US declares war against Britain
1822—Part of US-Canadian boundary determined.
1873—Susan B. Anthony fined $100 for voting for President.
1892—Macadamia nuts 1st planted in Hawaii.
1912—The Chicago national Republican Convention splits between President Taft and Theodore Roosevelt; after Taft is nominated, Roosevelt and progressive elements of the Party form the Progressive (also known as the “Bull Moose Party)
1928—American aviator Amelia Earhart becomes the 1st woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean landing at Burry Port, Wales.
1941—Joe Louis KO’s Billy Conn in 13 for heavyweight boxing title.
1949—“Along Fifth Avenue” closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 180 performances.
 1959—Governor of Louisiana Earl K. Long is committed to a state mental hospital; he responds by having the hospital’s director fired and replaced by a crony who proceeds to proclaim him perfectly sane.
1960—60th US Golf Open: Arnold Palmer shoots 280 at Cherry Hills in Denver.
1961—CBS cancels Gunsmoke.
1968—Supreme Court bans racial discrimination in sale & rental of housing.
1973—NCAA makes urine testing mandatory for participants.
1981—Kimberley Ann Smith, of North Carolina, 17, crowned America’s Junior Miss.
1991—Boris Yeltsin, president of Russia, arrives in US.
1996—Ted Kaczynski, suspected of being the Unabomber, is indicted on ten criminal counts.
2014—Ian McKellen is awarded an honorary degree by Cambridge University, becoming a Doctor of Letters. 
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