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Notable Historical Events for August 18th

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

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

1981Jerry Lewis appears on "Donahue" to defend Telethons

1862General Lee's adjutant major Stuart captured

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

1938FDR dedicates Thousand Islands Bridge connecting US & Canada

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

1958Fidel Castro makes a speech on Cuban pirate radio Rebelde

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

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

August 18th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on August 18th

1750Antonio Salieri, Italy, composer (Tatare)

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)

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

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

1934Roberto Clemente, US baseball outfielder (Pittsburgh Pirates)

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

1227Genghis Khan, Mongol conqueror, dies

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

August 18th Deaths
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