June 18 holidays in 2018

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Eid-al-Fitr holiday
Multiple [Show] National Holiday
Queen's Birthday
Multiple [Show] Public Holiday
Dragon Boat Festival
Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Bunker Hill Day observed
United states (Massachusetts) State Holiday
King's Mother's Birthday
Cambodia Observance
Constitution Day
Seychelles Public Holiday
National Heroes Day
Bermuda Public Holiday
Eid-al-Fitr Holiday
Multiple [Show] National Holiday

Historical Events on June 18

  • 1778: During the American Revolutionary War, the city of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania is abandoned by British forces.
  • 1799: Lord Keith and his British fleet captures a frigate squadron led by Rear Admiral Perree during the Action June 18th, 1799.
  • 1812:S President James Madison signs the declaration of war against the United Kingdom during the War of 1812.
  • 1815: Napoleon Bonaparte is defeated at the Battle of Waterloo by the Duke of Wellington. This forces him to abdicate the throne of France for the second time.
  • 1830: Algeria is invaded by France.
  • 1858: Charles Darwin receives notes from Alfred Russel Wallace that come to the same exact conclusions as Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. This prompts Darwin to go ahead and publish his theory.
  • 1873: When she tries to vote in the 1872 U.S. Presidential election, Susan B. Anthony is fine a hundred dollars.
  • 1908: The University of the Philippines is founded on this date.
  • 1923: American taxi company Checker Taxi puts its first taxi out on the streets.
  • 1940: British Prime Minister Winston Churchill delivers his “Finest Hour” speech on this date.
  • 1945: William Brooke Joyce, also known as Lord Haw Haw, is charged with High Treason for his pro-German propaganda broadcasting during World War II.
  • 1953: A U.S Air Force C-124 crashes near Tachikawa, Japan. Over 128 people were killed.
  • 1965: National Liberation Front guerrilla fighters in South Vietnam are bombed by U.S B-52 bombers during the Vietnam War.
  • 1979: Salt II (the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks II) is signed between the U.S and the U.S.S.R.

Famous Birthdays on June 18

  • French physician and Nobel Prize laureate, Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran is born in 1845.
  • American publisher E.W. Scripps is born in 1854.
  • American businessman and philanthropist, Henry Clay Folger is born in 1857.
  • American actress Blanche Sweet is born in 1896.
  • American journalist, screenwriter and critic, Roger Ebert is born in 1942.
  • English singer-songwriter and guitarist, Paul McCartney is born in 1942.
  • Canadian actress Linda Thorson is born in 1947.

Pentecost

Memorial Day

Ashura

Autumnal Equinox

Sweetest Day

Halloween

All Saints’ Day

Veterans Day