FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 2010
Today is Friday, June 18, the 169th day of 2010. There are 196 days left in the year.
1178 _ Proposed time of origin of lunar crater Giordano Bruno
1583 _ Richard Martin of London takes out first life insurance policy, on William Gibbons. The premium was 83 cents
1815 _ Battle of Waterloo; Napoleon defeated by Wellington and Bluecher
1872 _ Woman's Suffrage Convention held at Merchantile Liberty Hall
1948 _ U.N. Commission on Human Rights adopts International Declaration of Human Rights
1948 _ National Security Council authorizes covert operations for first time
1953 _ Egypt proclaimed a republic; General Neguib becomes president
1959 _ first telecast transmitted from England to U.S.
1977 _ Space Shuttle test model ``Enterprise" carries a crew aloft for first time fixed to a modified Boeing 747
1981 _ Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart retires (replaced by Sandra Day O'Connor, first woman on high court)