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    What happened on August 18

    • August 18, 0293 "BC - The oldest known Roman temple to Venus was founded, starting the institution of Vinalia Rustica."

    • August 18, 1201 The city of Riga is founded.

    • August 18, 1227 Genghis Khan Dies

    • August 18, 1541 "A Portuguese ship drifts ashore in the ancient Japanese province of Higo (modern day Kumamoto Prefecture). (Traditional Japanese date: July 27, 1541)"

    • August 18, 1572 "Wedding in Paris of the Huguenot King Henry IV of Navarre with Marguerite de Valois, in a supposed attempt to reconcile Protestants and Catholics."

    • August 18, 1587 First English child born in the New World (Virginia Dare)

    • August 18, 1587 "Virginia Dare, granddaughter of Gov. John White of the Colony of Roanoke, becomes the first English child born in the Americas."

    • August 18, 1590 "John White, the governor of the Colony of Roanoke, returns from a supply-trip to England and finds his settlement deserted."

    • August 18, 1634 "Urbain Grandier, accused and convicted of sorcery, burned alive in Loudun, France."

    • August 18, 1636 "The Covenant of the Town of Dedham, Massachusetts was first signed."

    • August 18, 1686 Cassini reports seeing a satellite orbiting Venus

    • August 18, 1775 "The Spanish established a presidio (fort) and the town came to be called Tucson, Arizona."

    • August 18, 1817 "Gloucester, Mass, newspapers tells of wild sea serpent seen offshore"

    • August 18, 1834 Mt Vesuvius erupts

    • August 18, 1835 Last Pottawatomie Indians leave Chicago

    • August 18, 1838 First US marine expedition

    • August 18, 1838 "The Wilkes Expedition, which would explore the Puget Sound and Antarctica, weighs anchor at Hampton Roads in 1838"

    • August 18, 1846 "Gen Stephen W Kearney's US forces captures Santa Fe, NM"

    • August 18, 1848 Camila O'Gorman and Ladislao Gutierrez executed on orders by Argentine dictator Juan Manuel de Rosas.

    • August 18, 1864 Petersburg Campaign-Battle of Weldon Railroad day 1 of 3 days

    • August 18, 1868 French astronomer Pierre Jules Csar Janssen discovers helium.

    • August 18, 1868 Pierre Janssan discovers helium in solar spectrum during eclipse

    • August 18, 1873 "The first ascent of Mount Whitney, Calif (14,494')"

    • August 18, 1894 Congress creates Bureau of Immigration

    • August 18, 1903 "German engineer Karl Jatho allegedly flies his self-made, motored gliding airplane four months before the first flight of the Wright Brothers."

    • August 18, 1904 Chris Watson resigns as Prime Minister of Australia and is succeeded by George Reid.

    • August 18, 1909 "Tokyo mayor Yukio Ozaki presents Washington, D.C. with 2,000 cherry trees, which President Taft decides to plant near the Potomac River."

    • August 18, 1914 Pres Wilson issues Proclamation of Neutrality

    • August 18, 1917 "A Great Fire in Thessaloniki, Greece destroys 32% of the city leaving 70,000 individuals homeless."

    • August 18, 1917 "Capt. (acting Major) Okill Massey Learmonth (2nd Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Hill 70, France"

    • August 18, 1917 "Sgt. Fredrick Hobson (20th Cdn. infanctry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Hill 70, France"

    • August 18, 1920 "Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution ratified, guaranteeing women's suffrage."

    • August 18, 1920 "Tennessee ratifies 19th Amendment, guarantees women voting right"

    • August 18, 1930 Eastern Airlines begins passenger service

    • August 18, 1936 106.5? F-Hottest afternoon ever in Iowa to date

    • August 18, 1937 Toyota Motor Company founded

    • August 18, 1938 FDR dedicates Thousand Islands Bridge connecting US and Canada

    • August 18, 1938 "The Thousand Islands Bridge, connecting New York State, United States with Ontario, Canada over the St. Lawrence River, is dedicated by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt."

    • August 18, 1940 Chrysler founder Walter P. Chrysler dies

    • August 18, 1941 Adolf Hitler orders a temporary halt to Nazi Germany's systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and handicapped due to protests.

    • August 18, 1943 Final convoy of Jews from Salonika Greece arrive at Auschwitz

    • August 18, 1944 "Major David V. Currie (The South Alberta Regiment) wins the Victoria Cross at St. Lambert-sur-Dives, France"

    • August 18, 1946 Around 70 people died in the Vergarolla explosion.

    • August 18, 1946 Golf Writers Associaton of America formed

    • August 18, 1947 "Naval torpedo and mine factory explodes at Cadiz, Spain killing 300"

    • August 18, 1950 "Julien Lahaut, the chairman of the Communist Party of Belgium is assassinated by far-right elements."

    • August 18, 1954 Asst Sec of Labor James Wilkins became first black to attend cabinet

    • August 18, 1957 "Amelia Wershoven sets record of female throwing a baseball (252'4"")"

    • August 18, 1958 Fidel Castro makes a speech on Cuban pirate radio Rebelde

    • August 18, 1958 "Great Britain issues regional stamps (N Ireland, Scotland andWales)"

    • August 18, 1958 "Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov, published"

    • August 18, 1958 TV game show scandal investigation starts

    • August 18, 1958 Vladimir Nabokov's controversial novel Lolita is published in the United States.

    • August 18, 1962 "Peter, Paul and Mary release their first hit ""If I Had a Hammer"""

    • August 18, 1963 Andy Morales was born

    • August 18, 1963 James Meredith became first black graduate from U of Mississippi

    • August 18, 1966 "Battle of Long Tan, Vietnam"

    • August 18, 1966 First ship-to-shore satellite radio message sent

    • August 18, 1966 Number one hit on UK music charts - The Beatles - Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby

    • August 18, 1966 "Vietnam War: The Battle of Long Tan occurs, when a patrol of Royal Australian Regiment encounter the Viet Cong."

    • August 18, 1967 "Rolling Stones release ""We Love You"""

    • August 18, 1968 "Two charter buses push into the Hida river on national highway route 41 in Japan, in an accident caused by heavy rain. 104 killed. This accident is worst road disaster in northeast Asia."

    • August 18, 1969 Jimi Hendrix plays the unofficial last day of Woodstock.

    • August 18, 1971 Vietnam War: Australia and New Zealand decide to withdraw their troops from Vietnam.

    • August 18, 1972 Police fine Paul and Linda McCartney $800 in Sweden cannabis possession

    • August 18, 1973 "Hank Aaron's record 1,378 extra base hit surpasses Stan Musial record"

    • August 18, 1976 "In the Korean Demilitarized Zone at Panmunjeom, the Axe Murder Incident results in the death of two US soldiers."

    • August 18, 1976 USSR's Luna 24 soft-lands on Moon

    • August 18, 1977 "Steve Biko was arrested at a police roadblock under the Terrorism Act No 83 of 1967 in King William's Town, South Africa. He would later die of the injuries sustained during this arrest bringing attention to apartheid."

    • August 18, 1978 "Memphis, Tenn, settles with striking police officers andfirefighters"

    • August 18, 1981 "Jerry Lewis appears on ""Donahue"" to defend Telethons"

    • August 18, 1982 Japanese election law is amended to allow for proportional representation.

    • August 18, 1982 "NYSE tops 100 M share volume figure, 132.69 M shares traded"

    • August 18, 1983 "Hurricane Alicia battered Houston andGalveston, Texas"

    • August 18, 1983 "Hurricane Alicia hits the Texas coast, killing 22 people and causing over USD $1 billion in damage (1983 dollars)."

    • August 18, 1983 "Samantha Druce, age 12y 119d is youngest woman to swim English Channel"

    • August 18, 1984 Number one hit on UK music charts - George Michael - Careless Whisper

    • August 18, 1984 "Triangle Oil Corp, above-ground storage tank at Jacksonville Fla, spills 2.5 m gallons of oil burned after lightning sparked a fire"

    • August 18, 1987 "Philip Rush of NZ, set record for triple crossing English Channel. His time 28:21, 10 hours faster than the first man to do it"

    • August 18, 1988 FDA approves Minoxidil as a hair loss treatment

    • August 18, 1988 Largest house (130 rooms) on Long Island sold for $22 million

    • August 18, 1988 Republican Convention in New Orleans select Bush-Quayle ticket

    • August 18, 1989 Leading presidential hopeful Luis Carlos Galn is assassinated near Bogot in Colombia.

    • August 18, 1991 Pan Am games closes in Havana

    • August 18, 1992 Wang Laboratories files for bankruptcy.

    • August 18, 2000 "Federal jury found the US EPA guilty of discrimination against Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, later inspiring passage of the No FEAR Act."

    • August 18, 2002 "MTR Tseung Kwan O Line officially opened. All The Things She Said, by t.A.T.u., was released in Europe."

    • August 18, 2004 "In Dublin, Ireland the Dublin Port Tunnel excavation works are completed."

    • August 18, 2005 Dennis Rader is sentenced to 175 years in prison for the BTK serial killings.

    • August 18, 2005 "Massive power blackout hits the Indonesian island of Java, affecting almost 100 million people."

    • August 18, 2009 Former South Korean President and 2000 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Kim Dae-jung dies of multiple organ dysfunction syndrome.

    • August 18, 2009 "Jesse Jackson is crowned prince of the Agni people during a three-day visit to Cte d'Ivoire, succeeding Michael Jackson."

    • August 18, 2009 "John Marek becomes the 68th death row inmate in the state of Florida, United States to be executed by lethal injection since the death sentence was re-instated in 1979."

    • August 18, 2009 "Seven car bombs are detonated in Baghdad, killing at least 95, and wounding nearly 600."

    • August 18, 2009 "Seven people are killed in a bombing targeting a NATO convoy in Kabul, days before the presidential elections in Afghanistan."

    • August 18, 2009 Sierra Leone's annual rains kill 15 people and displace hundreds of others.

    • August 18, 2009 "Spanish police capture two suspected members, Aitzol Etxaburu and Andoni Sarasola, of the Basque-region separatist group ETA. (CNN)"

    • August 18, 2009 The United States and Switzerland sign an agreement designed to end a tax evasion dispute surrounding UBS U.S. customers.







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