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Notable Historical Events for August 18th

1968Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Holiday Inn Golf Classic

1938FDR dedicates Thousand Islands Bridge connecting US & Canada

1963Mickey Wright wins LPGA Albuquerque Swing Parade Golf Tournament

1969Woodstock Music & Art Fair closes with Jimi Hendrix / Band of Gypsys as the final act

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

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

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

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

1698Russian Tsar Peter the Great arrives in Zaandam

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

August 18th Historical Events
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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)

August 18th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on August 18th

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

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

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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