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Notable Historical Events for August 18th

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

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

1938FDR dedicates Thousand Islands Bridge connecting US & Canada

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

1914US President Woodrow Wilson issues "Proclamation of Neutrality"

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

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

1963Mickey Wright wins LPGA Albuquerque Swing Parade Golf Tournament

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

1958Fidel Castro makes a speech on Cuban pirate radio Rebelde

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)

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

1934Roberto Clemente, US baseball outfielder (Pittsburgh Pirates)

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

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)

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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