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Notable Historical Events for August 18th

1980KC Royals' George Brett, batting avg reach .400

192337th US Women's Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats Molla Mallory (6-2 6-1)

1914US President Woodrow Wilson issues "Proclamation of Neutrality"

1698Russian Tsar Peter the Great arrives in Zaandam

1963Mickey Wright wins LPGA Albuquerque Swing Parade Golf Tournament

1958Floyd Patterson TKOs Roy Harris in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

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

1862General Lee's adjutant major Stuart captured

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

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

August 18th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on August 18th

1934Roberto Clemente, US baseball outfielder (Pittsburgh Pirates)

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

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

1750Antonio Salieri, Italy, composer (Tatare)

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

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

August 18th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on August 18th

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

1782Romantic Age poet and artist William Blake (24) marries Catherine Boucher, 5 years his junior, in St. Mary's Church, Battersea, London.

August 18th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on August 18th

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

1227Genghis Khan, Mongol conqueror, dies

August 18th Deaths
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