18 June 18, 1948 – The LP record is introduced

The 331/3 rpm microgroove vinyl Long Playing record developed by Columbia Records soon became the music industry's standard medium. It allowed for a total playing time of 20 minutes per side.

19 June 19, 1978 – Garfield, the lazy cat makes his debut

The first Garfield comic strip by Jim Davis appeared in 41 newspapers on that day. It currently holds the Guinness World Record for the world's most widely syndicated comic strip.

20 June 20, 1975 – The film Jaws is premiered

Steven Spielberg's thriller about a rogue great white shark terrorising a summer resort town is often regarded as one of the greatest films of all time.

21 June 21, 2004 – SpaceShipOne completes the world's first manned private spaceflight

The privately funded spaceplane reached an altitude of just over 100 kilometres (62 miles). Mike Melvill was the pilot and only occupant.

22 June 22, 1986 – Diego Maradona coins the phrase ‘Hand of God’

The Argentinian football star had scored a goal with his hand during the FIFA World Cup quarter-final against England. The referee allowed the goal, the Argentinian team were later crowned world champions.

23 June 23, 1931 – Wiley Post and Harold Gatty start their record-breaking flight around the world

The American-Australian team was the first to circumnavigate the planet in a single-engine plane. After several stops, they returned to Roosevelt Field eight days later.

24 June 24, 1982 – A British Airways jumbo jet experiences a sudden total engine failure

The crew observed a mysterious glow in the darkness. The Boeing 747's pilots had unwittingly flown into a cloud of volcanic ash caused by the eruption of Mount Galunggung, causing all engines to flame out.