18 June It Happened Today

1815  Napoleon is defeated at the Battle of Waterloo.

1928  Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly the Atlantic.

1928  Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen dies in a plane crash.

1942  Birth of ex beatle Paul McCartney.

1979  The signing of the SALT treaty by Leonid Brezhnev and US president Jimmy Carter takes place in Vienna.

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