Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/June 18
This is a list of selected June 18 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.
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|1178 – Five Canterbury monks observed what was possibly the Giordano Bruno crater, a small lunar impact crater on the far side of the Moon, being formed.||no footnotes, stubby|
|1264 – The Parliament of Ireland met at Castledermot in County Kildare, the first definitively known meeting of this Irish legislature.||unreferenced sections|
|1812 – The United States declared war against the United Kingdom for a combination of various reasons, officially beginning the War of 1812.||refimprove section|
|1908 – The University of the Philippines, the national university of the Philippines, was established.||refimprove section|
|1940 – World War II: General Charles de Gaulle, leader of the Free French Forces, made an appeal to the French people following the fall of France to Nazi Germany, rallying them to support the Resistance.||short, outside of content that should be transwiki'd|
|1979 – The United States and the Soviet Union signed the SALT II treaty, placing specific limits on each side's stock of nuclear weapons.||refimprove|
|2009 – NASA launched the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, its first mission to the moon in over ten years.||no epoch|
- 618 – Li Yuan became Emperor Gaozu of Tang, initiating three centuries of the Tang dynasty in China.
- 1815 – War of the Seventh Coalition: Napoleon Bonaparte fought and lost his final battle, the Battle of Waterloo in present-day Belgium.
- 1972 – British European Airways Flight 548 crashed near the town of Staines less than three minutes after departing from London Heathrow Airport, killing all 118 people aboard, at the time the worst air disaster in the UK.
- 1981 – The Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk, the first operational aircraft to be designed around stealth technology, made its first flight.
- 1982 – The body of Italian banker Roberto Calvi, known as "God's Banker" due to his close association with the Vatican, was found hanging from scaffolding beneath London's Blackfriars Bridge.
- 1983 – Aboard Space Shuttle Challenger, astronaut Sally Ride became the first American woman and third one overall in space.
- 2012 – Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was appointed crown prince of Saudi Arabia.
- 1053 – Humphrey of Hauteville led the armies of the Normans in the Battle of Civitate against the combined forces of Pope Leo IX and the Holy Roman Empire.
- 1858 – Charles Darwin received a manuscript by fellow naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace (pictured) on natural selection, which prompted Darwin to publish his theory of evolution.
- 1953 – A Douglas C-124 Globemaster II aircraft crashed just after takeoff from Tachikawa, Japan, killing all 129 people on board in the first aviation accident with over 100 fatalities.
- 1983 – Iranian teenager Mona Mahmudnizhad and nine other women were hanged because of their membership in the Bahá'í Faith.
- 1994 – The Troubles: Members of the loyalist Ulster Volunteer Force attacked a crowded bar in Loughinisland, Northern Ireland, with assault rifles, killing six.