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June 18th, 2006EventThe first Kazakh space satellite, KazSat is launched.
June 18th, 2001EventProtests occur in Manipur over the extension of the ceasefire between Naga insurgents and the government of India.
June 18th, 1996EventTed Kaczynski, suspected of being the Unabomber, is indicted on ten criminal counts.
June 18th, 1984EventA major clash between about 5,000 police and a similar number of miners takes place at Orgreave, South Yorkshire, during the 1984-1985 miners strike. The incident later becomes known as the Battle of Orgreave.
June 18th, 1983EventSpace Shuttle program: STS-7, Astronaut Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space.
June 18th, 1981EventThe AIDS epidemic is formally recognized by medical professionals in San Francisco, California.
June 18th, 1979EventSALT II is signed by the United States and the Soviet Union.
June 18th, 1965EventVietnam War: The United States uses B-52 bombers to attack National Liberation Front guerrilla fighters in South Vietnam.
June 18th, 1959EventGovernor of Louisiana Earl K. Long is committed to a state mental hospital; he responds by having the hospital s director fired and replaced with a crony who proceeds to proclaim him perfectly sane.
June 18th, 1954EventPierre Mendes-France becomes Prime Minister of France.

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