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Historical Events In August - 18

Friday, 03 July 2020

1949  Paul J Mares, US jazz trumpetist/composer (Tin Roof Blues), dies at 49 on this day in history.  

1950  Julien Lahaut, the chairman of the Communist Party of Belgium is assassinated by far-right elements on this day in history.  

1950  Julien Lahaut, chairman Belgian Communist Party, murdered on August - 18.  

1951  Cricket 1st-class debut of Raymond Illingworth on August - 18.  

1952  Ralph Byrd, actor (Dick Tracy TV Show), dies at 43 on this day in history.  

1954  Asst Sec of Labor James Wilkins became first black to attend cabinet on this day in history.  

1954  On August - 18 james E Wilkins is 1st black to attend a US cabinet meeting  

1955  -19] Hurricane Diane, kills 400 in US on August - 18.  

1956  Cin Reds (8) & Cubs (2) combine to hit 10 HRs in a 9 inning game on this day in history.  

1957  Amelia Wershoven sets record of female throwing a baseball (252'4") on this day in history.  

1957  Amelia Wershoven sets record of female throwing a baseball (252'4½") on August - 18.  

1957  Wawrzyniec Jerzy Zulawski, composer, dies at 41 on this day in history.  

1958  Fidel Castro makes a speech on Cuban pirate radio Rebelde on August - 18.  

1958  Great Britain issues regional stamps (N Ireland, Scotland andWales) on August - 18.  

1958  Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov, published on this day in history.  

1958  On August - 18 tV game show scandal investigation starts  

1958  "Lolita," by Vladimir Nabokov, published on this day in history.  

1961  Construction on Berlin Wall completed on this day in history.  

1961  On August - 18 learned Hand, Chief judge of US court of Appeals, dies at 89  

1962  On August - 18 peter, Paul and Mary release their first hit "If I Had a Hammer"  

1962  On August - 18 cleo Ridgely, silent screen actress (I Remember Mama), dies at 68  

1963  On August - 18 andy Morales was born  

1963  On this day in history james Meredith became first black graduate from U of Mississippi  

1966  On this day in history battle of Long Tan, Vietnam  

1966  First ship-to-shore satellite radio message sent on this day in history.  

1966  On this day in history the 'Cultural Revolution' in China begins  

1966  On this day in history isaac Keesing, Dutch founder (System Keesing), dies at 80  

1967  Rolling Stones release "We Love You" on August - 18.  

1968  Cy Walter, pianist (3's Company), dies at 52 on this day in history.  

1969  On this day in history laci Boldemann, composer, dies at 48  

1972  On this day in history police fine Paul and Linda McCartney $800 in Sweden cannabis possession  

1973  Hank Aaron's record 1,378 extra base hit surpasses Stan Musial record on this day in history.  

1976  On August - 18 uSSR's Luna 24 soft-lands on Moon  

1978  On this day in history memphis, Tenn, settles with striking police officers andfirefighters  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 18

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1414  On this day in history birth of jami, Persian poet (d. 1492)  

1450  On this day in history birth of marko Marulic/Marulus/Splichanin/Pechinich, Croatian poet  

1579  Charlotte Flandrina van Nassau, daughter of Willem I of Orange was born on this day in history.  

1587  On this day in history birth of 1st English child born in New World (Virginia Dare)  

1587  On this day in history birth of virginia Dare, 1st American born of English parents  

1596  On August - 18 birth of jean Bolland, Flemish Jesuit writer (d. 1665)  

1605  Henry Hammond, English churchman (d. 1660) was born on this day in history.  

1606  On August - 18 birth of maria Anna of Spain, Holy Roman Empire Empress and Queen of Hungary (d. 1646)  

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Famous Deaths In August - 18

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0353  On this day in history death of decentius, Roman usurper  

0849  On August - 18 death of walafrid Strabo, German monk and theologian  

1227  Genghis Khan, Mongol conqueror, dies on this day in history.  

1236  Theodorus Van Celles, monastery founder (Kruisheren), dies on August - 18.  

1258  On August - 18 death of theodore II Lascaris, Emperor of the Empire of Nicaea  

1276  On August - 18 adrian V, [Ottobono Fieschi], Italian Pope (7/11-8/18/1276), dies  

1318  On this day in history death of clare of Montefalco, Italian Abbess and religious leader (born c. 1268)  

1430  On this day in history death of thomas de Ros, 9th Baron de Ros, English soldier and politician (drowned) (b. 1406)  

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