June

June 18: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on June 18

June 18th observes International Panic Day and Splurge Day.

We are now on day 169 out of 365, and have 196 days left of the year.

For those of you who were born on June 18th, your zodiac sign is Gemini.

Today in history was a day of memorable speeches, natural disasters, and wars. If this day is important to you, you’ll love to learn what’s happened on June 18 throughout history.

Did you know that on this day in 2005, David Tennant was seen for the first time on Doctor Who? This was the Doctor’s tenth incarnation.

Keep reading for more facts about June 18th in history!

What Happened On June 18 In History?

2017

A large landslide triggered a Tsunami in Nuugaatsiaq, Greenland, damaging several villages.

3 adults and 1 child lost their lives in the disaster.
2015

Pope Francis blamed Global warming on “human selfishness”.

OTD in 2015: Pope Francis blamed Global warming on "human selfishness".
Source BBC
2010

Eminem released his 7th studio album “Recovery”.

The album was going to be called "Relapse 2" to follow on from his previous album, but he decided that the music was too different from "Relapse", so he called it "Recovery" instead.
2005

David Tennant was seen for the first time on Doctor Who.

He became the tenth doctor and was seen in the episode "The Parting of the Ways".
1996

Police arrested Ted Kaczynski who was accused of being the American terrorist infamously known as the Unabomber.

OTD in 1996: Police arrested Ted Kaczynski who was accused of being the American terrorist infamously known as the Unabomber.
Between 1978 & 1995 the Unabomber killed 3 people while injuring 23.
Source CNN
1969

Western movie “The Wild Bunch” was released.

1967

Jimi Hendrix and Pete Townshend performed an epic battle of the guitars.

1940

Sir Winston Churchill gave his famous “Finest Hour” speech in the House of Commons.

1815

Napoleon was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo.

This defeat ended Napoleon's rule as Emperor of the French.
1812

US President James Madison signed a declaration of war against Great Britain, marking the beginning of the War of 1812.

Did you know that on this day, June 18th 2005, David Tennant was seen for the first time on Doctor Who?