What Happened on June 18, 2020

Historical Events

  • Canadian coronavirus COVID-19 known cases pass 100,000 with 8,361 deaths
  • Global COVID-19 death toll passes 450,000 (451,118) with 8,421,357 cases known according to Johns Hopkins figures

Historic Event

US Supreme Court rules the Obama-era Dreamers Program (DACA), enabling undocumented migrant children ability to study and work, can stay

  • World record for greatest duration for a single lighting flash of 17.1 seconds during thunderstorm over Uruguay and Argentina according to World Meteorological Organization [1]

Famous Weddings

  • Actress Raven-SymonĂ© marries Miranda Maday

Famous Deaths

  • Arturo Chaires, Mexican soccer defender (22 caps; C.D. Guadalajara), dies at 83
  • Lynford "Hux" Brown, Jamaican session and touring guitarist (Jimmy Cliff; Paul Simon; Toots and the Maytals), dies at 75
  • Tibor Benedek, Hungarian water polo player (Olympic gold 2000, 04, 08; World C'ship gold 2003) and coach (Hungary 2013-16), dies from pancreatic cancer at 47
  • Vera Lynn, British popular music singer, known as 'the Forces' Sweetheart' ("We'll Meet Again"; "The White Cliffs of Dover"), dies at 103
2020 Highlights

About June 18, 2020

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 5 months and 16 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini

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