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On this Day June 18

Winston Churchill delivered his ‘finest hour’ speech in 1940.

In 1977, Fleetwood Mac's ‘Dreams’ went to the number one spot on the US pop music charts. It would be the group’s only single to ever reach number one.

Astronaut Sally Ride was on board the shuttle Challenger in1983, when she became the first American woman in space.

In 2010 John Lennon’s handwritten lyrics to ‘A Day in the Life’ sold for $1.2 Million to an anonymous buyer.

And Bruce Springsteen's sax player Clarence Clemmons died in 2011 aged 69, after suffering a stroke.

Today’s Birthdays:

Blake Shelton turns 40 (1976)

Dizzy Reed from Guns N’ Roses turns 53 (1963)

Actress Isabella Rosselini is 64 (1952)

And Sir Paul McCartney is 74 (1942) 

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