The Only Things That Happened On This Day in History
1812 The United States declared war against Britain.
1815 British and Prussian troops defeated the French under Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo in Belgium.
1873 Suffragist Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for attempting to vote in the 1872 presidential election.
1983 Astronaut Sally K. Ride became America’s first woman in space as she and four colleagues blasted off aboard the space shuttle Challenger.