Today in History - June 18

618 - Coronation of the Chinese governor Li Yuan as Emperor Gaozu of Tang, the new Emperor of China

1155 - Pope Adrian IV crowns Frederick I Barbarossa Roman-German Emperor

1538 - Treaty of Nice - ends war between Emperor Charles V & King French I

1580 - States of Utrecht forbid catholic worship

1682 - William Penn founds Philadelphia, US

1757 - Battle at Kolin Bohemia - Austrian army beats Prussia

1812 - War of 1812 begins as US declares war against Britain



1815 - Battle of Waterloo - Napoleon and France defeated by British forces under Wellington

1822 - Part of US-Canadian boundary determined

1837 - Spain gets new constitution

1879 - W H Richardson, patents the children's carriage

1959 - 1st telecast transmitted from England to US

1964 - African Groundnut Council forms in Dakar

1975 - NBC News & Information Service (24 hr news) premieres on radio

1994 - Gay Games open in NYC

2003 - Google launches AdSense, a program that enables website publishers to serve ads of their individual web pages.


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