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This Day in History for June 18 – Battle of Waterloo and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1812 – The War of 1812 begins when the US Congress declares war on the United Kingdom (More info)

1815 – Napoleon Bonaparte is defeated in the Battle of Waterloo, forcing him to abdicate the throne of France for the second and last time (More info)

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Celebrity Birthdays for June 17 – Barry Manilow, Greg Kinnear and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Barry Manilow
Age: 69
Occupation: Singer and Songwriter
Known For: An incredibly prolific pop music career including dozens of singles as well as songs for musicals, films and commercials, producing and arranging albums for other artists including Bette Midler and Dionne Warwick, being a mainstay headliner in Las Vegas, selling more than 80 million records worldwide, and having a face off which you can currently bounce a quarter

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This Day in History for June 17 – Lady Liberty Arrives and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1885 – The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor (More info)

1928 – Amelia Earhart embarks on the first trans-Atlantic flight by a woman (More info)

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Celebrity Birthdays for June 16 – Laurie Metcalf, John Cho and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Laurie Metcalf
Age: 57
Occupation: Actress
Known For: Her performance as Jackie Harris on ‘Roseanne,’ other TV roles as Carolyn Bigsby on ‘Desperate Housewives’ and as Mary Cooper on ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ and voicing Mrs. Davis in the ‘Toy Story’ film series

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Celebrity Birthdays for June 10 – Gina Gershon, Jeanne Tripplehorn and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Gina Gershon
Age: 50
Occupation: Actress
Known For: Appearing in films including the cult-classic ‘Showgirls’ as well as ‘Cocktail,’ ‘The Insider’ and ‘P.S. I Love You,’ recurring roles on the TV shows ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm,’ ‘Rescue Me’ and ‘Ugly Betty,’ and her current role the HBO series ‘How to Make It in America’

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This Day in History for June 10 – Benjamin Franklin Discovers Electricity and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1692 – The first hanging resulting from the Salem Witch Trials takes place (More info)

1752 – Benjamin Franklin’s kite is struck by lightning, leading to the discovery of electricity (More info)

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Celebrity Birthdays for June 2 – Dana Carvey, Justin Long and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Dana Carvey
Age: 57
Occupation: Actor, Writer and Comedian
Known For: Creating the iconic character the Church Lady while a cast member on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ his impressions of various political and entertainment figures, co-starring with Mike Meyers in the ‘Wayne’s World’ film franchise, and being included on Comedy Central’s list of the 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time

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This Day in History for May 28 – Volkswagen Founded and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1929 – The first all-color, full-length talking picture, ‘On with the Show!,’ debuts (More info)

1930 – The Chrysler Building in New York City officially opens (More info)

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This Day in History for May 27 – Golden Gate Bridge Opens and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1647 – The first recorded execution of a “witch” takes place in Massachusetts (More info)

1933 – The World’s Fair opens in Chicago, Ill. (More info)

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