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  1. The royal family (UK) changed their name to House of Windsor from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, due to German bombers of the name Gotha carrying out a strike on a school that killed 18 children on June 13, 1917.

  2. Nurse shark is ovoviviparous species (eggs develop inside the female's body). Female gives birth to 21 to 28 babies (pups) after pregnancy of 6 months. Babies are usually born during the June and July. They are 12 inches long at birth and covered with light-colored spots. Female is ready to reproduce once again after a pause of 18 months.

  3. Chestnut's diary was comprised of her observation of the war from February 18, 1861 to June 26, 1865.

  4. On June 18, 1983 she became the first American woman in space, though two Soviet women had been in space previously.

  5. Mating season starts in June and ends in March because great quantity of food is available during that period. Males reach sexual maturity with 18 months, and females when they reach 3 years. Kiwis mate for life.

  6. Coretta Scott married Martin Luther King Jr. on June 18, 1953. Martin Luther King Sr. performed the ceremony at Coretta's parent's home.

  7. Many of the 100k French soldiers evacuated from Dunkirk were killed or captured by the Germans after being repatriated to France because France surrendered on 22 June - 18 days after the evacuation.

  8. The longest professional baseball game was a 1981 minor league game between the Pawtucket Red Sox and the Rochester Red Wings. It lasted 33 innings. The first 32 were played April 18-19, and the final inning was played June 23. Pawtucket won 3-2.

  9. When an American F/A-18 shot down a Syrian Su-22 in June of last year that was the America's first air to air victory since May of 1999 (18 yrs).

  10. Alexey Maresyev was a Soviet fighter ace during WWII shot down behind enemy lines on 4 April 1942. It took him 18 days to get back to Soviet-controlled territory, and his injuries had become so bad he lost both legs. He spent a year mastering his prostheses and returned to flying in June 1943.

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About the 5 monks in Canterbury who, on june 18 1178, saw an asteroid hitting the moon, widely credited by astronomists for the most recent major crater on the moon. Since 1977 however, it is believed that what they saw was just a misleading perspective of a meteor burning up in the atmosphere.

Black-bellied whistling ducks nest in the cavities of trees, in the nest boxes or on the ground, using little nesting material. Female lays 9 to 18 eggs (13 on average) from May to June. Eggs hatch after 25 to 30 days. Both parents participate in the incubation of eggs and rearing of chicks.

The traditional horoscope dates are wrong - over thousands of years the true dates have changed by about a month: Capr: Jan. 20, Aqu: Feb. 16, Pisc: March 11, Aries: Apr 18; Taur: May 13; Gem, June 21; Cancer: July 20; Leo, Aug. 10; Vir: Sept. 16; Lib, Oct. 30; Scor: Nov. 23; Sag: Dec. 17.

On June 18, 2018 the European Space Agency transmitted a signal to the binary star system A0620-00 which contains the closest black hole to Earth in honor of Stephen Hawking who died earlier that year

On June 18, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger arrived at Galveston Island, Texas to occupy the state on behalf of the federal government and 150 years ago today read aloud the contents of "General Order No. 3", announcing the total emancipation of the last remaining slaves in America.

Guiding Light is an American TV soap opera, listed in Guinness World Records as the longest-running drama in American history. Broadcasted on CBS from June 30, 1952, until September 18, 2009, overlapping a 19-year broadcast on radio from 1937 to 1956 for a total of 18,262 episodes in 72 years.

The opening of the Timurs tomb was carried out early morning in June 18, 1941 by Russian archaeologist, the tomb was inscribed that whom dare disturb his tomb would bring demons of war upon their land. 3 days later Hitler attacked the Ussr. In results of the war the USSR lost 26.6 million.