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 This day in History - June 18
398 Historic Events for June 18
1944

Paul Lansky, composer

Birth
1944

U-767 sinks

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1944

Farewell concert of Willem Mengelberg in Paris

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1945

Colonel Roberts, commandant 22nd regiment marines, dies in battle

Death
1945

William Joyce (Lord Haw-Haw) Brit radio traitor charged with treason

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1945

Simon B Buckner, US lt-gen/commandant of 10th Army, dies in action

Death
1947

Douglas Young, composer

Birth
1947

Bernard Giraudeau, La Rochelle France, actor (L'Annee des Meduses)

Birth
1947

Linda Thorson, Toronto, actress (Tara-Avengers, Julia-1 Life to Live)

Birth
1947

Cincinnati Red Ewell Blackwell no-hits Boston Braves, 6-0

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1948

American Library Association adopts Library Bill of Rights

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1948

UN Commission on Human Rights adopts Intl Decl of Human Rights

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1948

Phillies pitching great Robin Roberts debut, loses 2-0 to Pirates

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1948

Nick Drake, rocker (Back to Fruit Tree)

Birth
1948

National Security Council authorizes covert operations for 1st time

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1949

"Along Fifth Avenue" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 180 perfs

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1949

Jerry Hollendorfer, horse trainer

Birth
1949

William Randolph Hearst III, publisher/editor

Birth
1950

Cleve Indians score 14 runs in 1st inning, beat A's 21-2

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1950

Annelie Ehrhardt, German DR, 100m hurdler (Olympics-gold-1972)

Birth
1951

De Gaulle wins French parliamentary election

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1951

Henny Huisman, Dutch TV host (Playback Show)

Birth
1952

Rickey Gazda, rocker

Birth
1952

Efim D Bogolyubov, Russian chess player, dies at 63

Death
1952

Isabella Rossellini, Rome Italy, actress (Big Night, Blue Velvet)

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