June 18

This Day in History

2003

Castro Gets A Crank Call

When Alexander Graham Bell patented the telephone in March 1876, he could have little envisaged the comedic uses that his long distance communication device would be put to. For with the coming of the … (more...)

1928

90th Anniversary of the Earhart Atlantic Crossing

American aviator Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly in an aircraft across the Atlantic Ocean. The pilot of this historic flight was Wilmer Stultz, a record holder in his own right. Amelia … (more...)

1815

Napoleon defeated at Waterloo

On this day, Napoleon Bonaparte suffers defeat at the hands of the Duke of Wellington, bringing an end to the Napoleonic era of European history. Forced to abdicate as French emperor in 1814, Napoleon … (more...)

1815

The Battle of Waterloo

The amazingly turbulent life and times of Napoleon Bonaparte drew to a swift and final climax on 18 June 1815 with the iconic Battle of Waterloo, fought on a Sunday afternoon in present-day … (more...)