18th June

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1992 Township massacre leaves 39 dead A large gang of men attacked the residents of Biopatong township in South Africa killing 39 and wounding many more.
1983 First American woman in space Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space aboard the space shuttle Challenger.
1979 SALT-2 arms limitation treaty signed Jimmy Carter and Leonid Brezhnev sign the SALT-2 arms limitation treaty in Vienna.
1963 Muhammad Ali retains world heavyweight title Henry Cooper comes close to becoming World Heavyweight champion when he knocks Cassius Clay (later to be Muhammad Ali) to the floor at the end of the fourth round. Clay wins when the fight is stopped in round six due to a cut above Cooper's eye.
1953 Egypt becomes a republic Following a military coup, Egypt is declared a republic.
1942 Paul McCartney is born Paul McCartney is born in Liverpool
1928 Amelia Earhart flies the Atlantic. Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly across the Atlantic ocean.
1815 Napoleon Bonaparte defeated Napoleon Bonaparte is defeated by the Duke of Wellington at the battle of Waterloo
1633 King Charles I is crowned King of Scotland King Charles I is crowned King of Scotland in Edinburgh.
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