On This Day 18 June

Important Days

Autistic Pride Day (International)

Important Events

1984 – A major clash between about 5,000 police and a similar number of miners takes place at Orgreave, South Yorkshire, during the 1984–85 UK miners’ strike.

1994 – The Troubles: Members of the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) attack a crowded pub with assault rifles in Loughinisland, Northern Ireland. Six Catholic civilians are killed and five wounded. It was crowded with people watching the 1994 FIFA World Cup.

2006 – The first Kazakh space satellite, KazSat-1 is launched.

2007 – The Charleston Sofa Super Store fire happened in Charleston, South Carolina, killing nine firefighters.

2009 – The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), a NASA robotic spacecraft is launched.

2018 – An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 strikes northern Osaka.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1996 – Alen Halilović, Croatian footballer
1996 – Niki Wories, Dutch figure skater
1997 – Katharina Hobgarski, German tennis player
1997 – Latrell Mitchell, Australian rugby league player
1999 – Trippie Redd, American rapper
2002 – Chevel Shepherd, American singer

Death/ Death Anniversary

2005 – Mushtaq Ali, Indian cricketer (b. 1914)

2016 – Jeppiaar, Indian educationist, founder and chancellor of Sathyabama University (b. 1931)