On this day: June 18

POSTED: 02:44 PM PDT Jun 13, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jun 17, 2013 
Sally Ride, space shuttle Challenger 1983 crew

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.