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The propensity to truck, barter and exchange one thing for another is common to all men, and to be found in no other race of animals.
On June 18, 1778, British troops abandoned Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
On June 18, 1838, Auberon Edward William Molyneux Herbert was born. Auberon Herbert (pictured) was a liberal politician in Great Britain who, after reading the writings of Herbert Spencer, became a radical individualist, promoting a doctrine he called “voluntaryism.”
June 18 births include composer and piano maker Ignaz Pleyel (1757), Russian novelist Ivan Goncharov, author of “Oblomov” (1812), British-American musician Paul McCartney and American movie critic Roger Ebert (both 1942). June 18 deaths include Samuel Butler, author of “Erewhon” (1902), Russian writer Maxim Gorky (1936), American writer John Cheever (1982), and American leftist journalist I.F. Stone (1989).