Historical Events for 18th June 2021

1541 – Irish parliament selects Henry VIII of England as King of Ireland
1583 – Richard Martin of London takes out first life insurance policy, on William Gibbons; premium was £383
1847 – American photographer Thomas Martin Easterly takes the earliest known photograph of lightning using the daguerreotype process in St. Louis, Missouri
1947 – Cincinnati Red Ewell Blackwell no-hits Boston Braves, 6-0
1990 – 1st sudden death US Open Golf Championship is won by Hale Irwin
1996 – Ted Kaczynski, suspected of being the Unabomber, is indicted on ten criminal counts
2006 – The first Kazakh space satellite, KazSat is launched
2014 – Ian McKellen is awarded an honorary degree by Cambridge University, becoming a Doctor of Letters
2017 – US Open Men’s Golf, Erin Hills GC: Brooks Koepka wins his first major title by 4 strokes from Brian Harman and Hideki Matsuyama
2020 – US Supreme Court rules the Obama-era Dreamers Program (DACA), enabling undocumented migrant children ability to study and work, can stay

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