JUNE 18: The Daily Flashback

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1861: In Utica, the first American fly-casting tournament was held.
1873: Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for attempting to vote for a U.S. President.
1928: Amelia Earhart completed a flight from Newfoundland to Wales, becoming the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean.
1948: In New York City, Columbia Records unveiled its new long-playing phonograph record, the 33 1/3.
1966: The Beach Boys released the single “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” b/w “God Only Knows.”
1967: The Jimi Hendrix Experience played an incendiary set at the Monterey Pop Festival, captured on the 1986 album, Jimi Plays Monterey.
1983: Dr. Sally Ride became the first American woman in space aboard the space shuttle Challenger.
1984: The movie “Rhinestone” is released, featuring Dolly Parton as a country singer trying to mentor a New York cabbie played by Sylvester Stallone.
1996: Beck’s fourth album Odelay was released.
2009: Jammie Thomas-Rasset, a 32-year-old woman from Minnesota, is found guilty of illegal sharing of music files via the Internet and is ordered to pay $1.92 million, $80,000 per song.

BIRTHDAYS
1898: M.C. Escher
1906: Kay Kyser
1913: Sammy Cahn
1942: Paul McCartney
1950: Jackie Leven
1952: Isabella Rossellini
1961: Alison Moyet
1963: Dizzy Reed
1976: Blake Shelton

DEATHS
1992: Peter Allen
2009: Ali Akbar Khan
2011: Clarence Clemons

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