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Notable Historical Events for August 18th

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

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

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

1938FDR dedicates Thousand Islands Bridge connecting US & Canada

1963Mickey Wright wins LPGA Albuquerque Swing Parade Golf Tournament

1958Fidel Castro makes a speech on Cuban pirate radio Rebelde

1862General Lee's adjutant major Stuart captured

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

1914US President Woodrow Wilson issues "Proclamation of Neutrality"

1968Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Holiday Inn Golf Classic

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Notable Birthdays on August 18th

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)

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

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

1934Roberto Clemente, US baseball outfielder (Pittsburgh Pirates)

1750Antonio Salieri, Italy, composer (Tatare)

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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

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

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