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Notable Historical Events for August 18th

1958Fidel Castro makes a speech on Cuban pirate radio Rebelde

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

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

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

1982Pete Rose sets record with his 13,941st plate appearance

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

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

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

1981Jerry Lewis appears on "Donahue" to defend Telethons

1914US President Woodrow Wilson issues "Proclamation of Neutrality"

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)

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

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)

1934Roberto Clemente, US baseball outfielder (Pittsburgh Pirates)

1750Antonio Salieri, Italy, composer (Tatare)

August 18th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on August 18th

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

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

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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