HISTORY
18 June 2021: This day in history

618: Coronation of the Chinese governor Li Yuan as Emperor Gaozu of Tang, the new Emperor of China, initiating three centuries of the Tang Dynasty’s rule over China

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

1815: Battle of Waterloo; Napoleon and France defeated by British forces under Wellington and Prussian troops under Blucher

1928: American aviator Amelia Earhart becomes the 1st woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean landing at Burry Port, Wales

1940: Winston Churchill’s “this was their finest hour” speech urging perseverance during Battle of Britain delivered to British House of Commons

 

Source: Onthisday.com

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