June 18, 1961
RICKOVER FILES A “TOY” COMPLAINT
Admiral Hyman Rickover, known as the father of the Nuclear Navy, complained today that a plastic toy modeled after the Polaris submarine will give the Soviets vital information about the design of American warships.
It is not known at this time if President Kennedy shares Admiral Rickover’s concerns.
June 18, 1962
SUPREME COURT HANDS DOWN RULING ON INJUNCTIONS
The United States Supreme Court today ruled that federal courts cannot issue injunctions to halt strikes that violate an existing collective bargaining agreement.
June 18, 1963
JFK SPEAKS ON CIVIL RIGHTS AT THE WHITE HOUSE
President John F. Kennedy spoke about his civil rights program today at the White House.
In attendance for JFK’s speech were the governors of the states of Colorado, Kentucky, Ohio, Oregon, Maryland, New Mexico, Pennsylvania & Virginia.
June 18, 1983
SALLY RIDE BECOMES 1ST AMERICAN WOMAN IN SPACE
Mission Specialist Dr. Sally Ride became the 1st woman from the United States to fly in space today.
She & her fellow astronauts lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida aboard the space shuttle Challenger.
This space shuttle mission will last 6 days.
Dr. Ride is an astrophysicist from Stanford University.
It has been 20 years since the 1st woman to fly in space, Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, accomplished the feat.
June 18, 1979
SALT II TREATY SIGNED IN VIENNA
President Jimmy Carter & Soviet General Secretary Leonoid Brezhnev signed the Strategic Arms Limitations Talks II agreement today in Vienna, Austria.
The treaty will establish guidelines & restrictions on nuclear weapons.*
*SALT II will not be ratified by Congress because the USSR will attack Afghanistan. The treaty met with much criticism in the US as it was seen as a “sell-out” to the Soviets.