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Births, Deaths, and Events for 18 August

About This Day

     This is day 230 of the year 2018.
     There are 135 days left to 2018.

Thought For The Day

     "The bigger the bankroll, the tighter the band around it."



472   Flavius Ricimer - general of the Western Roman Empire, kingmaker
1778   Fabian Gottlieb von Bellinghausen - 1st to circumnavigate Antarctica
1834   Marshall Field - founded Chicago-based store chain
1904   Max Factor, Jr. - CEO (Max Factor Cosmetics)
1917   Casper Weinberger - US Secretary of Defense (1981-87)
1919   Walter J. Hickel - (Gov-R-Alaska)/US Secretary of Interior (1969-71)
1922   Alain Robbe-Grillet - France, novelist (Voyeur)
1922   Shelley Winters - [Schrift], St. Louis, MO, actress (Poisidon Adventure)
1924   Mohammad Zia Ul-Haq - pres of Pakistan (1978-88)
1927   Rosalynn Carter - Georgia, 1st lady, President Carter's main lust
1930   Grant Williams - NYC, actor (Greg-Hawaiian Eye)
1933   Roman Polanski - Paris, France, director (Knife in the Water, Repulsion)
1937   Robert Redford - Santa Monica, CA, actor/director (Sting, Candidate, Natural, Great Gatsby)
1943   Martin Mull - Chicago, IL, actor/comedian (Bad Manners, Flick, Serial)
1945   Nona Hendryx - Trenton, NJ, rocker (LaBelle-Lady Marmalade)
1952   Patrick Swayze - Houston, TX, actor/dancer (Dirty Dancing, Ghost)
1958   Madeline Stowe - Los Angeles, CA, actress (The Two Jakes, Last of the Mohicans)
1969   Christian Slater - New York, NY, actor (Tucker, The Contender, Broken Arrow)
1969   Edward Norton - Columbia, MD, actor (Fight Club, The Score)
1970   Malcolm Jamal Warner - Jersey City NJ, actor (Theodore-Cosby Show)



1227   Genghis Khan - Mongol conqueror, died
1952   Ralph Byrd - actor (Dick Tracy TV Show), dies at 43
1959   Harvey Glatmin - executed
1961   Learned Hand - Chief judge of US court of Appeals, dies at 89
1982   Beverly Bayne - actress, dies at 87
1990   B.F. Skinner - psychologist (Skinner Box), dies from Leukemia at 86
2004   Elmer Bernstein - film composer (Magnificent Seven, Great Escape, many more), dies at 82



   Bad Poetry Day
1587   1st English child born in the New World (Virginia Dare)
1686   Cassini reports seeing a satellite orbiting Venus
1817   Gloucester, MA, newspapers tells of wild sea serpent seen offshore (as opposed to a tame one)
1834   Mt. Vesuvius erupts
1835   Last Pottawatomie Indians leave Chicago
1838   1st US marine expedition
1868   Pierre Janssan discovers helium in solar spectrum during eclipse
1873   1st ascent of Mount Whitney, CA (14,494')
1894   Congress creates Bureau of Immigration
1914   President Wilson issues Proclamation of Neutrality
1920   Tennessee ratifies 19th Amendment, guarantees women voting right
1930   Eastern Airlines begins passenger service
1938   FDR dedicates Thousand Islands Bridge connecting US & Canada
1943   Final convoy of Jews from Salonika, Greece, arrive at Auschwitz
1947   Naval torpedo & mine factory explodes at Cadiz, Spain, killing 300
1954   Assistant Secretary of Labor James Wilkins became 1st black to attend cabinet
1958   Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov, published
1958   TV game show scandal investigation starts
1958   Great Britain issues regional stamps (N Ireland, Scotland & Wales)
1958   Fidel Castro makes a speech on Cuban pirate radio Rebelde
1960   1st photograph bounced off a satellite, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
1961   Construction on Berlin Wall completed
1962   Peter, Paul & Mary release their 1st hit "If I Had a Hammer"
1963   James Meredith became 1st black graduate from University of Mississippi
1967   Rolling Stones release "We Love You"
1972   Police fine Paul & Linda McCartney $800 in Sweden for cannabis possession
1976   USSR's Luna 24 soft-lands on Moon
1978   Memphis, TN, settles with striking police officers & firefighters
1983   Hurricane Alicia batters Houston & Galveston, Texas
1986   Crockett's Tavern opens in Fort Wilderness
1988   FDA approves Minoxidil as a hair loss treatment
1988   Largest house (130 rooms) on Long Island sells for $22 million
1988   Republican Convention in New Orleans select Bush-Quayle ticket, for which many stand-up comics and every late-night talk show host are grateful
1991   Pan Am games close in Havana



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