Baltimore Sun

TODAY IN HISTORY

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On June 18, 1812, the War of 1812 began with a U.S. declaratio­n of war against Britain.

In 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte met defeat at Waterloo.

In1873, suffragist Susan B. Anthony was found guilty by a judge in Canandaigu­a, New York, of breaking the law by casting a vote in the 1872 presidenti­al election. (The judge fined Anthony $100, but she never paid the penalty.)

In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson and Japanese Prime Minister Hayato Ikeda spoke to each other by telephone as they inaugurate­d

the first trans-Pacific cable completed by AT&T between Japan and Hawaii.

In 1983, astronaut Sally K. Ride became America’s first woman in space.

In 2003, baseball Hallof-Famer Larry Doby, who broke the American League’s color barrier in 1947, died in Montclair, N.J., at age 79.

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