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Subject: June 18th Events
Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2006 08:28:04 EDT
1621 - The first duel in America reportedly took place in the Plymouth
Colony in Massachusetts. Sorry, we have no line score.
1812 - The United States issued a declaration of war on Great Britain. And
so began the War of 1812, prompted by Britain’s violations of America’s
rights on the high seas and the involvement of the British in Indian uprisings on
1861 - The first American fly-casting tournament was held in Utica, NY. Lots
of anglers cast for fishing prizes and were hooked on the idea.
1898 - Atlantic City, NJ opened its Steel Pier to a large summertime
seashore crowd. The world-famous Steel Pier over the Atlantic Ocean offered 9-1/2
miles of amusements, concerts, food, beverages, concessions and more. The Steel
Pier once featured a horse that would dive into a pool at the end of the
pier, in fact. The summer resort gave many a youngster their start in show biz,
like Ed McMahon, who used to be a barker on the ocean pier.
1925 - The first degree in landscape architecture was granted by Harvard
1927 - The U.S. Post Office offered a special 10-cent postage stamp for
sale. The stamp honored Charles Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis. It was the first
postage stamp to feature the name of a living American.
1939 - The CBS radio network aired The Adventures of Ellery Queen for the
first time. An interesting twist came near the end of the program when the show
was stopped to allow a panel of experts to guess the solution of the night’s