Ajax Loader On This Day | 18 June

On this day:

1815: Napoleon suffers a shattering defeat at the Battle of Waterloo

1940: A speech by Charles de Gaulle sparks the French Resistance to German occupation

Born on this day:

1929: J├╝rgen Habermas, German sociologist, philosopher

Gone on this day:

1858: Rani Lakshmibai, queen of Jhansi in North India, one of the leading figures of the Indian rebellion of 1857

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