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Historical Events In August - 18

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

1980  Norman Cazden, composer, dies at 65 on August - 18.  

1981  Jerry Lewis appears on "Donahue" to defend Telethons on this day in history.  

1981  Anita Loos, US (stage)author (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), dies at 88 on August - 18.  

1982  On this day in history nYSE tops 100 M share volume figure, 132.69 M shares traded  

1982  On August - 18 beverly Bayne, actress (Romeo & Juliet, Passionate Youth), dies at 87  

1983  Hurricane Alicia battered Houston andGalveston, Texas on August - 18.  

1983  Samantha Druce, age 12y 119d is youngest woman to swim English Channel on this day in history.  

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

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 on August - 18.  

1987  On this day in history 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  

1988  On this day in history fDA approves Minoxidil as a hair loss treatment  

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

1988  On this day in history republican Convention in New Orleans select Bush-Quayle ticket  

1988  Alexandr V Shchukin, Russian cosmonaut, dies in SU-26 crash at 42 on this day in history.  

1989  Bert Oosterbosch, cyclist, dies on August - 18.  

1990  On this day in history b F Skinner, psychologist (Skinner Box), dies of Leukemia at 86  

1991  On August - 18 pan Am games closes in Havana  

1991  Vaughn Shoemaker, US cartoonist (John Q Public, Pulitzer), dies on August - 18.  

1992  Gerard Sonder, Dutch radio host (AVRO), dies on August - 18.  

1993  On this day in history waring factions in Yugoslavia agree to place Sarajevo under UN control  

1993  On this day in history alf Bold, German festival programmer, dies of AIDS at 47  

1994  Gottlob Frick, singer, dies at 88 on this day in history.  

1995  On August - 18 james Ackley Maxwell, actor/director (Traitors, Otley), dies at 66  

1996  On August - 18 geoffrey Dearmer, poet, dies at 103  

2005  On August - 18 bTK killer Dennis Rader is sentenced to 10 consecutive life sentences.  

2005  On August - 18 peace Mission 205, the first joint China-Russia military exercise, begins its 8-day training on the Shandong peninsula.  

2007  Typhoon Sepat makes landfall in eastern Taiwan on this day in history.  

2010  Hal Connolly, American Athlete and hammer thrower (b.1931) on August - 18.  

2011  The West Memphis Three are released from prison after 18 years in imprisonment on August - 18.  

2012  On August - 18 al-Qaeda militants kill 14 people in an attack in Aden, Yemen  

2013  6 people are killed by a bomb blast on a bus in West Bengal, India on August - 18.  

2017  On this day in history white House chief strategist Stephen Bannon is fired by US President Donald Trump  

2018  On this day in history indian actress Priyanka Chopra and American singer Nick Jonas confirm their engagement with engagement party in Mumbai, India More >>  

2018  Archaeologists confirm first-ever cheese found from Ancient Egypt 3,200 years old in tomb of Ptahmes, mayor of Memphis on August - 18.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 18

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1414  On August - 18 birth of jami, Persian poet (d. 1492)  

1450  Marko Marulic/Marulus/Splichanin/Pechinich, Croatian poet was born on August - 18.  

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

1587  1st English child born in New World (Virginia Dare) was born on this day in history.  

1587  On August - 18 birth of virginia Dare, 1st American born of English parents  

1596  Jean Bolland, Flemish Jesuit writer (d. 1665) was born on this day in history.  

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)  


Famous Deaths In August - 18

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0353  Death of Decentius, Roman usurper on August - 18.  

0849  Death of Walafrid Strabo, German monk and theologian on August - 18.  

1227  On this day in history genghis Khan, Mongol conqueror, dies  

1236  On this day in history theodorus Van Celles, monastery founder (Kruisheren), dies  

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  Death of Clare of Montefalco, Italian Abbess and religious leader (born c. 1268) on August - 18.  

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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