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 This day in History - June 18
398 Historic Events for June 18
1937

Gaston Doumergue, premier/president of France (1913..34), dies

Death
1938

Joop M Worrell, Dutch MP (PvdA)

Birth
1938

Babe Ruth is signed as a Dodgers coach for the rest of the season

Event
1939

French LM "Sas" van Aerschot, Flemish actor, dies at 73

Death
1939

Lynn Whiting, horse trainer

Birth
1939

Lou Brock, one-time baseball stolen base leader (St Louis Cards)

Birth
1940

Winston Churchill urges perseverance so that future generations would remember that "this was their finest hour"

Event
1940

German occupiers slaughter cattle, pigs and chickens

Event
1940

Gen Charles de Gaulle on BBC tells French to defy nazi occupiers

Event
1940

Jim Albus, Staten Island NY, PGA golfer (1991 Mazda Senior Players)

Birth
1940

Bob Duncan, prison warden (Gartree Prison in UK)

Birth
1941

Turkey signs peace treaty with nazi-Germany

Event
1941

Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

Event
1942

Bernard W Robinson, becomes 1st black ensign in US Navy

Event
1942

Thabo M Mbeki, South African economist/1st vice-president (1994- )

Birth
1942

Roger Ebert, Urbana Ill, film critic (Siskel and Ebert at the Movies)

Birth
1942

Paul McCartney, Liverpool, rocker (Beatles), writes silly love songs

Birth
1942

Hans Vonk, Dutch conductor

Birth
1942

Adolf Opalka, Czech resistance fighter, shot down

Death
1942

John Kubris, Czech resistance fighter, killed Heydrich, dies at 28

Death
1942

Josef Gabc¡k, Czech resistance fighter, shot by Heydrich

Death
1942

Eric Nessler of France stays aloft in a glider for 38h21m

Event
1942

Arthur Willard Pryor, composer, dies at 71

Death
1943

SS Police in Amsterdam sentence for 12 resistance fighter to death (Jewish, communists, homosexuality) at the census bureau

Event
1943

Barry Evans, actor (Dr Upton-Dr in the House, Mind Your Language)

Birth