Daily Almanac: June 18, 2022


RISE: 6:14 a.m.     

SET: 9:15 p.m.

High/Low Temperatures:

High: 78 °F

Low: 60 °F

Today is…:

• Autistic Pride Day

• Go Fishing Day

• National Splurge Day

What Happened On This Day:

• 1815 Napoleon suffers a shattering defeat at the Battle of Waterloo

• 1940 A speech by Charles de Gaulle sparks the French Resistance to German occupation

• 1979 Leonid Brezhnev and Jimmy Carter sign SALT II

Births On This Day:

• 1942 Roger Ebert

American journalist, critic, screenwriter

• 1942 Paul McCartney

English singer-songwriter, musician, producer

Deaths On This Day:

• 1974 Georgy Zhukov

Russian general

• 1989 I. F. Stone

American journalist, author