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On this day: June 18

Published: Jun 13 2013 05:44:11 PM EDT   Updated On: Jun 18 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

The War of 1812 begins, Napoleon is routed at Waterloo, Columbia Records introduces the LP, Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space, and the music world says goodbye to the "The Big Man," all on this day.

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1778: During the American Revolutionary War, British Gen. Henry Clinton evacuates Philadelphia in order to reinforce New York City. Shadowing Clinton's forces, Gen. George Washington harried the British army all the way across New Jersey, and successfully forced a battle at Monmouth Court House 10 days later that was one of the largest battles of the war.

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