This day in history, June 18.

This day in history, June 18.

Each event below occurred on the same date in history, June 18.

1812: Congress declares war on Great Britain, Canada and Ireland.

1942: Singer-songwriter Paul McCartney is born in Liverpool, England.

1976: Singer-songwriter Blake Shelton is born in Ada, Oklahoma.

1977: Yankees manager Billy Martin has a heated exchange with outfielder Reggie Jackson after removing him from the lineup for "loafing."

1983: Astronaut Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space aboard Space Shuttle Challenger.

2002: Sports broadcaster Jack Buck dies in St. Louis, Missouri at age 77.

2011: Saxophone player Clarence Clemons, 69, dies in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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