June 18: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- In 1935, Rolls-Royce was trademarked registered.
- In 1959, the first telecast was transmitted from England to the United States.
- In 1961, Congress officially recognized Samuel Wilson as Uncle Sam's namesake. Wilson supplied meat to the army during the War of 1812.
- In 1975, NBC premieres on the radio.
- In 1999, the feature Disney Animated Film, Tarzan, was released.
- Famous Birthdays: Paul McCartney, singer; James Montgomery Flagg, creator of Uncle Sam illustration; Morgan Freeman, actor; Heidi Klum, model; Andy Griffith, actor; Marilyn Monroe, actress.
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