Today in history

Content by F T.Bear

Good morning! Rise and shine!

Today in history is a place for you early risers to exercise your brains as you wait for the day to begin. Please, by all means, bring your own bits of history to the comments section and add your memories of what YOU did on this day however many years ago.

The beauty of an early morning historical post is that the date can mean the event happened today “our time” or today “other side of the world” time.

From the life and death of Plato through to the latest most recent history as it happens, we intend on bringing you stimulating and educational historical knowledge.

June 18th,  

1932,  Aucklander, Esther James, reaches Bluff. She had left Spirits Bay in the far north to walk the length of New Zealand to promote New Zealand made goods during the depression. She had a break over Christmas/New Year, and had a week in hospital with an ankle injury after being blown into a gully on the Remutake Range.

1815,  Napoleon Bonaparte is defeated at Waterloo in Belgium, by the Duke of Wellington, bringing to an end the Napoleonic era of European history.

1923,  The first Checker Cab rolls off the production line at the Checker Cab Manufacturing Company in Kalamazoo, Michigan. They had been made on a smaller scale since 1921, but the move to Kalamazoo saw production of the iconic car increase.

2017,  French President Emmanuel Macron’s party La Republique en March and allies win a majority in 2nd round French legislative elections.