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Today in History: June 18

Microsoft News | Slide 1 of 13: The Battle Of New Orleans, January 8, 1815. Final Battle Of The War Of 1812, Resulting In Victory For The American Forces Against The British. After A 19Th Century Work.

1812: War of 1812 begins

U.S. President James Madison signs a declaration of war against Britain due to conflict over trade restrictions.

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