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The War of 1812 began on June 18, 1812 when the War of 1812 was approved by the US Parliament and President James Madison signed a declaration of war against Britain.
In 1778, the withdrawal of British troops during the American Revolutionary War resulted in US troops invading Philadelphia.
In 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated at Waterloo when British and Prussian troops defeated the French in Belgium.
In 1873, Susan B. Anthony was convicted of violating the law in the 1872 presidential election by a judge in Canandaigua, New York. (The judge fined Anthony $ 100, but she never paid the fine.)
In 1940, during the Second World War, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill urged his people to act in such a way that future generations would say: “This was their prime”. It was. Charles de Gaulle gave a speech to the BBC gathering his compatriots after France fell to Nazi Germany.
In 1953, the US Air Force’s Douglas C-124 Globemaster II crashed near Tokyo, killing all 129 people on board. Egypt’s 148-year-old Muhammad Ali dynasty ended with the overthrow of the monarchy and the proclamation of a republic.
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In 1964, President Lindon B. Johnson and Prime Minister Hayato Ikeda were on the phone when AT&T opened the first transpacific cable between Japan and Hawaii.
In 1979, President Jimmy Carter and Soviet President Leonid I. Brezhnev signed the Treaty on the Limitation of Strategic Weapons SALT II in Vienna.
In 1983, astronaut Sally K. Ride became the first female astronaut in the United States when she and her four colleagues exploded on the Space Shuttle Challenger on a six-day mission.
In 1992, the US Supreme Court in Georgia v. McCallum ruled that criminal defendants should not use race as a basis for excluding jury members from trial.
Larry Doby, a baseball hall of fame that broke the American League color barrier in 2003 and 1947, died in Montclair, New Jersey, aged 79.
In 2010, Utah executed a firing squad for the first time in 14 years, killing the death row inmate Ronnie Lee Gardner. (Gardner was sentenced to death by attorney Michael Badel, who shot dead when an attempt to escape from the Salt Lake City courthouse failed.)
In 2011, President Hamid Karzai admitted that the US and Afghan governments met with the Taliban mission to end the country’s nearly decade-long war. Jelena Bonner, 88, the widow of the Russian human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Andrei Sakharov, died in Boston. Clarence Clemons, an E Street Band saxophonist who had a huge impact on Bruce Springsteen’s life and music, died in Florida at the age of 69.
In 2016, against the backdrop of the Yosemite Falls in California, President Barack Obama said that climate change had already damaged American national parks and that rising temperatures one day dried out Yosemite pastures in glacier-free glacier reserves. He said the chances would increase. On his appearance in Las Vegas, Donald Trump defies the efforts of some frustrated Republicans who are planning one last attempt to prevent him from being a party candidate. He threatened to stop raising money if he didn’t gather around him.
In 2018, President Donald Trump announced that he had ordered the Pentagon to create a “space force” as an independent service. Troubled rapper singer XXXTentacion was shot dead in Florida in what police apparently described as an attempted robbery.
In 2020, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4, dismissing President Donald Trump’s efforts to end legal protections for 650,000 young migrants. Atlanta police called the Illness in a shooting by a black man, Killing of Rayshards, to protest a murder charge against white police officer Garrett Rolf. The Mayor of Columbus, Ohio said the statue of Christopher Columbus will be removed from the city named after him. Portraits honoring the four former House Speakers who served in the Confederate Army have been removed from the U.S. Capitol. The abandoned bus, which was the focus of the book and the film “Into the Wild”, was brought out of the wilderness of Alaska by helicopter. It became a dangerous temptation for pilgrims. Vera Lynn, who calmed the British down during the Second World War with her sentimental favorites “Let’s meet again” and “The White Cliffs of Dover”, died at the age of 103.
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