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Notable Historical Events for August 18th

1931Lou Gehrig hitless in Detroit, his 1,000th consecutively played game

1956Elvis Presley's "Hound Dog/Don't Be Cruel" reaches #1

1973Hank Aaron's record 1,378 extra base hit surpasses Stan Musial record

1934Bradman scores 244 in 5th Test Cricket, 316 mins, 32 fours 1 six

1965Hank Aaron loses a HR, because he hit it out of batter's box

1914US President Woodrow Wilson issues "Proclamation of Neutrality"

1909Mayor of Tokyo Yukio Ozaki presents Washington, D.C. with 2,000 cherry trees, which President Taft decides to plant near the Potomac River.

1934Ponsford & Bradman make 451 partnership in 316 minutes v Eng

1963Mickey Wright wins LPGA Albuquerque Swing Parade Golf Tournament

1958Fidel Castro makes a speech on Cuban pirate radio Rebelde

August 18th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on August 18th

1774Meriwether Lewis, Charlottsville VA, solider and public administrator (Lewis & Clark Expedition), (d. 1809)

1934Roberto Clemente, US baseball outfielder (Pittsburgh Pirates)

1936Robert Redford, Santa Monica California, American actor (Sting, Candidate, Natural, Great Gatsby)

1920Shelley Winters, St Louis Missouri, actress (A Place in the Sun, A Patch of Blue & Poseidon Adventure), (d. 2006)

1750Antonio Salieri, Italy, composer (Tatare)

1900Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, Allahabad Oudh, Indian diplomat and politician

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Notable Weddings on August 18th

2013Actress Rosanna Arquette (54) weds investment banker Todd Morgan at a private ceremony in Malibu, California

1932Actress Bette Davis (24) weds musician Harmon Nelson (25)

August 18th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on August 18th

1227Genghis Khan, Mongol conqueror, dies

1988Frederick Ashton, British choreographer (Cinderella), dies at 83

August 18th Deaths
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