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Li Yuan becomes Emperor Gaozu of Tang, initiating three centuries of Tang Dynasty rule over China. (18. June 618)

Battle of Civitate: 3,000 horsemen of Norman Count Humphrey rout the troops of Pope Leo IX. (18. June 1053)

Five Canterbury monks see what is possibly the Giordano Bruno crater being formed. It is believed that the current oscillations of the Moon's distance from the Earth (on the order of meters) are a result of this collision. (18. June 1178)

The Parliament of Ireland meets at Castledermot in County Kildare, the first definitively known meeting of this Irish legislature. (18. June 1264)

French forces under the leadership of Joan of Arc defeat the main English army under Sir John Fastolf at the Battle of Patay. This turns the tide of the Hundred Years' War. (18. June 1429)

Charles I, is crowned King of Scots at St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh (18. June 1633)

The charter of the Massachusetts Bay Colony is revoked via a scire facias writ issued by an English court. (18. June 1684)

Battle of Kolín between Prussian forces under Frederick the Great and an Austrian army under the command of Field Marshal Count Leopold Joseph von Daun in the Seven Years' War. (18. June 1757)

Samuel Wallis, an English sea captain, sights Tahiti and is considered the first European to reach the island. (18. June 1767)

American Revolutionary War: British troops abandon Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (18. June 1778)

Action of 18 June 1799: a frigate squadron under Rear-admiral Perrée is captured by the British fleet under Lord Keith (18. June 1799)

War of 1812: The U.S. Congress declares war on Great Britain, Canada, and Ireland. (18. June 1812)

Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Waterloo results in the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte by the Duke of Wellington and Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher forcing him to abdicate the throne of France for the second and last time. (18. June 1815)

French invasion of Algeria. (18. June 1830)

Charles Darwin receives a paper from Alfred Russel Wallace that includes nearly identical conclusions about evolution as Darwin's own, prompting Darwin to publish his theory. (18. June 1858)

First ascent of Aletschhorn, second summit of the Bernese Alps. (18. June 1859)

Susan B. Anthony is fined $100 for attempting to vote in the 1872 presidential election. (18. June 1873)

The Reinsurance Treaty between Germany and Russia is signed. (18. June 1887)

Empress Dowager Longyu of China orders all foreigners killed, including foreign diplomats and their families. (18. June 1900)

Japanese immigration to Brazil begins when 781 people arrive in Santos aboard the ship Kasato-Maru. (18. June 1908)

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