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Notable Historical Events for August 18th

1914US President Woodrow Wilson issues "Proclamation of Neutrality"

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

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

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

1698Russian Tsar Peter the Great arrives in Zaandam

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

1968Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Holiday Inn Golf Classic

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

1981Jerry Lewis appears on "Donahue" to defend Telethons

1958Fidel Castro makes a speech on Cuban pirate radio Rebelde

August 18th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on August 18th

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

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

1750Antonio Salieri, Italy, composer (Tatare)

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

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)

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.

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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