On this day: June 18

Published On: Jun 13 2013 04:44:11 PM CDT   Updated On: Jun 18 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

The War of 1812 begins, Napoleon is routed at Waterloo, Columbia Records introduces the LP, Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space, and the music world says goodbye to the "The Big Man," all on this day.