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On This Day in History - 18th June

Birthdays

1886George Mallory, English mountaineer
1916Richard Boone, American film actor
1927Paul Edington, Television actor
1937John D. Rockerfeller IV, American millionaire
1942Paul McCartney, Singer/songwriter & former 'Beatle'
1952Isabella Rosselini, Italian born film actress
1961Alison Moyet, Singer

Events

1815The Battle of Waterloo took place; Wellington defeating Napoleon
1817Waterloo Bridge, in London, was opened
1898The first ever steel pier was opened in the United States
1946A Palestine curfew was imposed by the ruling British
1969Israeli jets made bombing raids on Jordan
1970The Conservative Party won the General Election
1972118 people died in the UK's worst air disaster
1983Sally Ride became the first US woman in space; onboard the space shuttle