BONSERNEWS.com – Many important events happened on June 18th. This list does not include everything, and only includes a few that serve as examples.
Here are 7 important events in world history that happened on June 18:
1. June 18, 1815
The Battle of Waterloo took place in Belgium, where the French troops under the leadership of Napoleon Bonaparte were defeated by the Allied forces led by the Duke of Wellington. This battle was a decisive moment in ending Napoleon’s reign.
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2. June 18, 1873
Susan B. Anthony was arrested for trying to vote in elections in the United States. This action was part of her struggle in the women’s suffrage movement.
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3. June 18, 1940
The Battle for Britain began in World War II, when the German Navy launched massive air attacks on British warships off the coast of Norway.
4. June 18, 1948
In an attempt to encircle West Berlin, the Soviet Union initiated a blockade of all access roads, rail, and river routes connecting the city with the West. This blockade lasted for almost a year before it was lifted.
5. June 18, 1983
The founder and leader of the Polish opposition movement, Lech Wałęsa, gives a speech to 1.5 million people in Gdańsk, Poland, in celebration of the birthday of Solidarity, the trade union he chairs.