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On the morning of June 18, 1790 in St. Petersburg, Russia, Johann Tobias Lowitz witnessed a display of solar halos.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lowitz_arc#History



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Samuel Wallis, an English sea captain, sighted Tahiti on the 18th June 1767
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tahiti#European_contact

The Aletschhorn was climbed first in 1859 by Francis Fox Tuckett, J. J. Bennen, V. Tairraz and P. Bohren.á
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aletschhorn#Climbing_history

Autistic Pride Day is a celebrated on June 18 each year.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autistic_Pride_Day

The Battle of Waterloo was fought on Sunday, 18 June 1815á
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Waterloo

Jimmy Carter and Leonid Brezhnev signing the SALT II treaty, June 18, 1979, in Vienna
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SALT_II#SALT_II



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The Principia Astronomical Observatory was installed on the 18th June 1998
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principia_Astronomical_Observatory

The Daniel S. Schanck Observatory was dedicated on the 18th June 1866á
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_S._Schanck_Observatory

The observatory at the top of Doddabetta opened on the 18th June 1983
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doddabetta



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Gravity Probe A was launched on the 18th June 1976
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravity_Probe_A

KazSat was launched on the 18th June 2006
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KazSat

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter was launched on the 18th June 2009
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t10078800/lunar-reconnaissance-orbiter/

Shenzhou 9 docked with Tiangong 1 on the 18th June 2012
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wR5J-qnKRR0

Venus Express aerobreaking on the 18th June 2014
http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Venus_Express/Venus_Express_gets_ready_to_take_the_plunge

STS-7 was a space shuttle mission by NASA using the Space Shuttle Challenger, launched 18 June 1983.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS-7



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On June 18, 1983, Dr. Sally Kristen Ride became the first American woman in space
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t43444502/dr-sally-kristen-ride/

Vitaly Mikhaylovich Zholobov (born June 18, 1937) was a Soviet cosmonaut
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitaly_Zholobov

General Thomas Power (June 18, 1905 - December 6, 1970) was commander in chief of the Strategic Air Commandá
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_S._Power

George Herbert Leigh Mallory (18 June 1886 - 8/9 June 1924) was an English mountaineer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Mallory

Delia Smith CBE (born 18 June 1941) is an English cook and television presenter
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t49641685/delia-smith/

Jerome Karle (born Jerome Karfunkle; June 18, 1918 - June 6, 2013) was an American physical chemist.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerome_Karle

Ria Carlo (born on June 18, 1974) is both a mathematician and a classical musician
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ria_Carlo

Lisa Randall (born June 18, 1962) is an American theoretical physicist and a leading expert on particle physics and cosmology.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisa_Randall

David John Axon (18 June 1951 - 5 April 2012) was a British astrophysicist specialising in observations of active galactic nuclei.á
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Axon

Charles Clayton Wylie (June 18, 1886 - April 1976) was an astronomer.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Wylie

William Lassell FRS (18 June 1799 - 5 October 1880) was an English merchant and astronomer.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Lassell

Denison Olmsted (June 18, 1791 - May 13, 1859) was a U.S. physicist and astronomer
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t54071105/denison-olmsted-1791-1859/

Allan Rex Sandage (June 18, 1926 - November 13, 2010) was an American astronomer.á
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t39368852/allan-sandage-1926-2010/

Jacobus Cornelius Kapteyn, (January 19, 1851 - June 18, 1922) was a Dutch astronomer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacobus_Kapteyn



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NGC 5943 was discovered by French astronomer Edouard Stephan on the 18th June 1884.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t57857886/ngc-5943/

NGC 5947 was discovered by French astronomer Edouard Stephan on the 18th June 1884.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t57857877/ngc-5947/

NGC 6409 was discovered by American astronomer Lewis Swift on the 18th June 1885.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t57857873/ngc-6409/

NGC 6651 was discovered by American astronomer Lewis Swift on the 18th June 1884.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t57857866/ngc-6651/



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Nova LacertŠ 1936 was discovered on the night of June 1819 by Dr. Nielsen, of Aarhus, Denmark
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t57857839/cp-lacertae/

Asteroid (188) Menippe was discovered by C. H. F. Peters on June 18, 1878 in Clinton, New York
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/188_Menippe

The magnitude 1.0 Great Comet of 1860 was discovered in the evening twilight of June 18
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t36230143/great-comet-of-1860/

In 1178, Gervase of Canterbury reported seeing a bright flash on the Moon
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t32908314/bruno-crater/



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Meteorites

The Pacula (stone; L6 ordinary chondrite) meteorite fell in Hidalgo, Mexico on the 18th June, 1881.á
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t43444336/pacula-meteorite/

The Mighei (CM2) meteorite fell in Mykola´v Province, Ukraine, on the 18th June, 1889.á
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t43444352/mighei-meteorite/



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