37 fun facts for June, 18

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
June 18th is a day filled with historical milestones and fun celebrations, such as the founding of Philadelphia, Amelia Earhart's groundbreaking flight, and International Sushi Day. With accomplishments in science, sports, music, and civil rights, the date marks numerous achievements and reasons for recognition.
37 Fun facts
  1. In 1682, on June 18th, William Penn founded the city of Philadelphia in the United States.
  2. On June 18, 1873, women's rights advocate Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for attempting to vote in the 1872 presidential election.
  3. June 18, 1887, marked the beginning of the Russian flu pandemic, also known as the Asiatic flu, which originated in Central Asia and spread throughout the world, infecting millions.
  4. Sir Benjamin Hall, a British civil engineer, installed Big Ben, the Great Bell of London, on June 18, 1858.
  5. June 18th is Autistic Pride Day, an annual international celebration that raises awareness and acceptance of autism.
  6. In 1928, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean on June 18th, as a passenger on a flight piloted by Wilmer Stultz and Louis Gordon.
  7. The first issue of Playbill, a monthly theater magazine that features Broadway and off-Broadway play summaries and cast information, was published on June 18, 1884.
  8. In 1983, on June 18th, astronaut Sally Ride became the first American woman to travel to space aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger.
  9. On June 18, 1984, the United States and the Holy See, also known as the Vatican, established full diplomatic relations after 117 years.
  10. June 18 is International Sushi Day, created in 2009 to celebrate the popular Japanese dish and its origins.
  11. In 2000, PGA golfer Tiger Woods won the 100th U.S. Open on June 18th, setting a tournament record with a score of 272.
  12. The International Cricket Council was founded on June 18, 1909, with the purpose of ensuring cricket's global growth and development.
  13. On June 18, 1934, the Indian Reorganization Act was enacted by the United States Congress, intended to protect native tribes and culture by promoting self-government and economic development.
  14. June 18th is the birthday of Paul McCartney, English musician and former member of the Beatles, who was born in 1942.
  15. In 1989, Garfield, the famous comic strip character, celebrated its 11th birthday on June 18th.
  16. On June 18, 2009, NASA launched the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, a mission to create highly detailed maps of the moon's surface and search for water in its polar regions.
  17. The longest professional baseball game was played on June 18, 1981, lasting 8 hours and 6 minutes in total.
  18. June 18th is known as National Splurge Day, a day to indulge oneself and splurge on favorite items or activities.
  19. On June 18, 1959, the first monkey to survive space flight, a rhesus monkey named Able, returned to Earth along with a squirrel monkey named Baker.
  20. The Treaty of Tordesillas, a treaty between Spain and Portugal, was ratified on June 18, 1494, dividing the New World between the two countries.
  21. In 1979, on June 18th, the first rap single, "Rapper's Delight," was released by the Sugarhill Gang, launching the hip-hop movement.
  22. June 18th is International Picnic Day, encouraging people to spend time outside and enjoy a meal together.
  23. On June 18, 1945, English author Salman Rushdie, who wrote "The Satanic Verses," was born in Bombay, now Mumbai.
  24. In 1940, on June 18th, Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister during World War II, delivered his famous "This was their finest hour" speech.
  25. June 18, 1844, saw the launch of the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), which offers various community services and programs.
  26. On June 18, 1930, Edwin Hubble, an American astronomer, first published his research that galaxies are moving away from each other, providing evidence for the expanding universe theory.
  27. Cartoon Network's classic animated series, "The Powerpuff Girls," premiered on June 18, 1998.
  28. In 2004, on June 18th, Martha Stewart, an American television personality, author, and businesswoman, was found guilty of obstruction of justice and lying to investigators.
  29. June 18th is National Go Fishing Day, encouraging people to engage in the recreational activity of fishing.
  30. On June 18, 1942, physicist Richard Feynman invented the basic principle of nanotechnology, which he referred to as "there's plenty of room at the bottom."
  31. The first recorded game of women's golf took place on June 18, 1811, in Scotland.
  32. In 1964, the Beatles' first live album, "The Beatles Broadcasts," was released on June 18th.
  33. On June 18, 1912, famed physicist Glenn Seaborg was born, who later discovered 10 elements and won a Nobel Prize in chemistry.
  34. June 18th is National Cheesemaker Day, honoring the creators of one of the world's most popular dairy products.
  35. In 1879, on June 18th, French automobile engineer and aviator Alexandre Darracq was born, who later founded Darracq Motor Engineering Company.
  36. The first U.S. edition of George Orwell's "1984" was published on June 18, 1949, illustrating a dystopian society controlled by a totalitarian regime.
  37. On June 18, 1936, Ronald Venetiaan, the third President of Suriname, was born in Paramaribo.