On this Day
Saturday, June 18th
The 169th day of 2005
There are 196 days left in the year
Today's Highlights in History
On June 18, 1948, the United Nations Commission on Human Rights adopted its International Declaration of Human Rights. (Go to article.)
On June 18, 1884, Edouard Daladier, the French politician who was a signer of the Munich Pact of 1938, was born. Following his death on Oct. 10, 1970, his obituary appeared in The Times. (Go to obit. Other Birthdays)
On June 18, 1881, Harper's Weekly featured a cartoon about the resignation of New York two U.S. senators. (See the cartoon and read an explanation.)
Reference: The New York Times
The following via Iraq War Today
Today in History
1178 - Canterbury monks report an explosion on the moon; believed by some to be the time of the origin of the moon's Giordano Bruno crater.
1778 - British Redcoats evacuate Philadelphia.
1812 - War of 1812 begins - The U.S. declares war on Britain.
1815 - Napoleon is defeated at the Battle of Waterloo.
1822 - Part of the American-Canadian boundary is determined.
1863 - Confederates race to fortify Vicksburg.
1864 - General U.S. Grant ends four days of assaults at Petersburg.
1872 - Woman's Sufferage Convention held at Merchantile Liberty Hall
1873 - Susan B. Anthony is fined $100 for attempting to vote for President.
1940 - Winston Churchill makes his Battle of Britain / "finest hour" speech.
would remember that "this was their finest hour"
1942 - Bernard W. Robinson becomes the first black U.S. Navy ensign.
1945 - William Joyce (Lord Haw-Haw) is charged with treason.
1948 - The National Security Council authorizes covert operations for the first time; the UN Commission on Human Rights adopts the International Declaration of Human Rights.
1953 - Egypt is proclaimed a republic; a USAF C124 Globemaster crashes near Tokyo killing 129 servicemen
1956 - Last of foreign troops leaves Egypt
1959 -The first telecast is transmitted from (England to U.S.).
1968 - The Supreme Court bans racial discrimination in the sale or rental of housing.
1977 - The Space Shuttle test model "Enterprise" carries a crew aloft (fixed to a Boeing 747).
1981 - Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart retires.
1982 - The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is extended by the Senate.
1983 - The 7th Shuttle Mission, Challenger 2, is launched. Aboard is the first U.S. woman astronaut, Sally Ride.
1983 - The IRA's Joseph Doherty is arrested in NYC.
1991 - President Zachary Taylor's body is exhumed to assess cause of death.
1877 - James Montgomery Flagg illustrator "I want you" recruiting poster
1926 - Tom Wicker columnist (NY Times)
1937 - John D (Jay) Rockefeller IV (Sen-III) ; Vitali M Zholobov cosmonaut (Soyuz 21)
1974 - Georgi Zhukov, WWII Russian Marshal
1975 - Faisal Ibn Mussed Abdul Aziz, Saudi prince, beheaded (in a shopping center parking lot in Riyadh) for killing his uncle, the king
Reported Missing in Action
Armond, Robert L., USAF (CA); killed in the collision of 2 B-52's, body not recovered.
Gehrig, James M., Jr., USAF (PA); killed in the collision of 2 B-52's, body not recovered.
Lowry, Tyrrell G., USAF (OR); killed in the collision of 2 B-52's, body not recovered.
Neville, William E., USAF (CA); killed in the collision of 2 B-52's, body not recovered.
Roberts, Harold J., Jr., USAF (OR); killed in the collision of 2 B-52's, body not recovered.
Watson, Frank P., USAF (OK); killed in the collision of 2 B-52's, body not recovered.
Guillory, Edward J., US Army (LA); OH23 helicopter disappeared
Lemmons, William E., US Army (ID); OH23 helicopter disappeared
McKittrick, James C., US Army (SC); OH23 helicopter disappeared
Ravencraft, James Alvin, US Army (OH); Remains recovered February, 1969
Drake, Carl Wilson, USAF (OH); F4E shot down, KIA, body not recovered
Green, James A., US Army (OK); KIA, body not recovered
McLamb, Harry Lawrence, USAF (GA); F4E shot down, KIA, body not recovered
The following Killed when their EKA3B developed mechanical problems and crashed into Tonkin Bay; bodies not recovered
Bidwell, Barry A., USN (PA)
DeBlasio, Raymond V., USN (NY)
Painter, John R., Jr. , USN (MA)
The following KIA when their AC130A was shot down, remains ID'd October, 1994
Ayres, Gerald F., USAF (DE)
Cole, Richard M., Jr., USAF (NY)
Danielson, Mark G., USAF (CO)
Gilbert, Paul F., USAF (TX)
Harrison, Robert H., USAF (NY)
Hunt, Leon A., USAF (KY)
Klinke, Donald H., USAF (CA)
Lehrke, Stanley L. USAF (CA)
Mercer, Jacob E., USAF (FL)
NyHof, Richard E., USAF (CA)
Newman, Larry J., USAF (NE)
Wilson, Robert A., USAF (MI)
Also lost in 1972:
Kilpatrick, Larry Ronald, USN (GA); A7A crash, reportedly killed