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Notable Historical Events for August 18th

1914US President Woodrow Wilson issues "Proclamation of Neutrality"

1938FDR dedicates Thousand Islands Bridge connecting US & Canada

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

1958Fidel Castro makes a speech on Cuban pirate radio Rebelde

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)

1968Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Holiday Inn Golf Classic

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

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

1981Jerry Lewis appears on "Donahue" to defend Telethons

August 18th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on August 18th

1934Roberto Clemente, US baseball outfielder (Pittsburgh Pirates)

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

1750Antonio Salieri, Italy, composer (Tatare)

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)

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

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

1227Genghis Khan, Mongol conqueror, dies

1988Frederick Ashton, British choreographer (Cinderella), dies at 83

August 18th Deaths
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