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Famous Events For August 18

Famous Events For August 18 – Today In History

August 18: Today in History – Historical Events

Early Centuries – August 18 Historic Events – Before the 1700s

1. 293 BC – Temple for Venus was discovered – the ancient Roman Temple
2. August 18, 1201 – Riga township discovered
3. August 18, 1289 – Guidelines of “supra montem” released by Pope Nicolas IV
4. August 18, 1541 – A vessel belonging to the Portuguese glides toward the Japanese prehistoric town Higo (modern-day Kumamoto Prefecture)
5. August 18, 1564 – Spanish King Philip II attends the meeting of the Council of Trente

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6. August 18, 1587 – Saul Wahl was selected as King of Poland, as per some story
7. August 18, 1605 – Lingen was defeated by the Spanish Defence forces commanded by General Spinola
8. August 18, 1634 – A person, Urbain Grandier, suspected of witchcraft was found guilty and scorched alive in Loudun, France
9. August 18, 1636 – Agreement of the Town of Dedham, Massachusetts autographed
10. August 18, 1674- Debut of “ Iohigenie” by Jean Racine in Versailles
11. August 18, 1686 – News about a satellite circling Venus as seen by Giovanni Cassini published

12. August 18, 1698 – Russian Monarch Peter the Great reaches Zaandam

18th Century – What Happened on August 18 – The 1700s

13. August 18, 1700 – Seeland, Denmark seized by the armies of Sweden, English and Dutch
14. August 18, 1735 – Inauguration of publication of the Evening Post (Boston, Mass)
15. August 18, 1759 – Second Marine War between England and France – War of Lagos

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16. August 18, 1769 – 90 tonnes of gunpowder caught fire in a stronghold of San Nazaro in Brescia in Italy caused by the striking of lightning and killed 3000 persons
17. August 18, 1795 – To put down the slave riot, De Veer, head of Curacao sent the army

19th Century – August 18 This Day That Year – The 1800s

18. August 18, 1817 – It was reported by a newspaper of having seen a wild snake on the beach
19. August 18, 1835 – The last native American Indians left Chicago
20. August 18, 1838 – A team of US travelers to explore the Pacific Ocean and Antarctica starts on its voyage and is supervised by Charles Wilkes
21. August 18, 1840 – The establishment of the American Society of Dental Surgeons announced
22. August 18, 1840 – the creation of a French settlement in Akaroa, South Ireland of New Zealand
23. August 18, 1846 – The US army, commanded by General Stephen W Kearney, seizes Santa Fe, New Mexico

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24. August 18, 1858 – Agreement reached between Netherlands and Japan for trade and commerce
25. August 18, 1862 – Major Stuart, an assistant to General Lee apprehended
26. August 18, 1862 – Revolt by Sioux Indians in Minnesota
27. August 18, 1868 – the discovery of helium in the sun range during the eclipse by French space scientist Pierre Janssen
28. August 18, 1870 – There were 32000 victims in the war between Prussia and France when the French were defeated
29. August 18, 1872 – A.M Ward publishes its first list for demand by mail
30. August 18, 1873 – Mount Whitney, California scaled for the first time
31. August 18, 1886 – US Lawn Tennis Association double achieved by Carr Baker Neel and Samuel Neel
32. August 18, 1891 – several hundred died when a cyclone strikes Martinique
33. August 18, 1894 – Bureau of Immigration approved by US Congress
34. August 18, 1896 – New York Times sold to Adolf Ochs

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20th Century – Important Events On This Day August 18 – 1900

35. August 18, 1904 – George Reid assumes Prime Ministership of Australia when Chris Watson relinquishes his position
36. August 18, 1909 – US President Taft agrees to plant 3000 cherry saplings near the Potomac River, gifted to him by the Mayor of Tokyo Yukio Ozaki
37. August 18, 1914 – Cycling best (44,247 km) created by Oscar Egg
38. August 18, 1914 – Sarrebourg seized by a French army commanded by General Dubail
39. August 18, 1914 – Announcement of non-involvement announced by US President Woodrow Wilson
40. August 18, 1915 – Braves defeat Cards 3-1 in Braves Field open in Boston
41. August 18, 1917 – Formation of Naval Airforce by Dutch
42. August 18, 1917 – A major portion of Thessaloniki city, Greece was devastated by a major fire accident rendering 70000 homeless

43. August 18, 1919 – Creation of Anti-smoking confederation in America in Chicago, Illinois
44. August 18, 1920 – Walter Hammond starts his 1st class cricket
45. August 18, 1920 – The right to vote by women ratified by the US by a modification to the 19th Amendment
46. August 18, 1923 – Helen Wills vanquishes Molla Bjurstedt Mallory (62, 6-2) at the 37th US Women’s National Championship
47. August 18, 1923 – Esna Boyd defeated by Margaret Molesworth at the 16th Women s Australasian Championships
48. August 18, 1924 – Ruhr vacated by French Army
49. August 18, 1925 – agreement reached on war arrears by Belgium and US
50. August 18, 1926 – Meteorological map shown for the first time on Television
51. August 18, 1930 – Air travel for the public commenced by Eastern Airlines
52. August 18, 1932 – A height of 16201 m achieved by Auguste Piccard/Max Cosijins by balloon

53. August 18, 1934 – In a cricket match between Australia and England, 244 runs scored in 316 minutes by Donald Bradman in partnership with Ponsford (Bradman 244, Ponsford 51)
54. August 18, 1934 – Helen Jacob achieved the 48th US Women’s National Championship by defeating Sarah Palfrey Cooke (6-1,6-3)
55. August 18, 1936 – Iowa recorded a temperature of 106.5 F, the highest ever in Iowa
56. August 18, 1937 – license issued to start the 1st FM transmitter
57. August 18, 1938 – linking US and Canada through Thousand Island Bridge by FDR
58. August 18, 1940 – Luftwaffe lost 69n airplanes RAF 68 airplanes in the War of Britain an air battle
59. August 18, 1941 – In a baseball game Phillies 8 mistakes
60. August 18, 1942 – Makin and Gilbert islands were invaded by attackers of Carlson killing 350 Japanese
61. August 18, 1943 – The last group of Jews from Salonika, Greece landed in Auschwitz
62. August 18, 1943 – The aircraft Heinkel-111 used by Otto Skorzenkel was brought down by firing at Sardinia
63. August 18, 1944 – During WW II the US 3rs Army commanded by General George Patton releases Chartres

64. August 18, 1944 – Railway employees in Paris protest Nazi inhabitants
65. August 18, 1945 – Sukarno installed as the 1st President of Indonesia by the Committee for Indonesian Independence
66. August 18, 1945 – Rallies programmed at Polo Grounds and Ebbits Field to protest separation in planned baseball was withdrawn
67. August 18, 1946 – Inauguration of Golf Writers Group in America
68. August 18, 1947 – Detonation at a bomb factory in Cadiz, Spain leaves 300 dead
69. August 18, 1949 – Hungary implements its Constitution
70. August 18, 1950 – assassination of the Chairman of the left party, Julien Lahaut, by right elements
71. August 18, 1951 – Raymond Illingworth starts his 1st class cricket career
72. August 18, 1954 – The first black to be present at the US ministerial meeting was James E Wilkins
73. August 18, 1955 – Westfield in Massachusetts received 46.1 cm of rain setting a state record
74. August 18, 1955 – President of Syria, Sjili al-Quwatli installed as President for the 2nd time
75. August 18, 1956 – “Hound Dog”/Don’t be cruel” by Elvis Presley, attains no.1 position

76. August 18, 1957 – A record created by Amelia Wershoven under the women’s category by throwing a baseball (252’4 ½”)
77. August 18, 1957- LPGA Colonial Golf Open won by Betty Dodd
78. August 18, 1957 – Atomic test at Nevada Test site by the US
79. August 18, 1958 – Vladimir Nabokov circulates “Lolita”
80. August 18, 1958 – Betsy Palmer becomes a member of the panel of Today Show
81. August 18, 1958 – Fidel Castro broadcasts his talking on the Cuban transmitter Rebelde
82. August 18, 1959 – Branch Rickey becomes President of Continental Federation after relinquishing as Pirates CEO
83. August 18, 1960 – The oral contraceptive, Envoid 10, released for commercial purposes in Skokie, Illinois for the first time
84. August 18, 1962 – “If I Had a Hammer” by Peter, Paul, and Mary released for the first time and becomes a hit
85. August 18, 1963 – The University of Mississippi’s first black graduate was James Meredith
86. August 18, 1964 – The segregation policies adopted by South Africa caused them to be barred from the Olympic Games
87. August 18, 1964 –propelling of 3 cosmos satellites by USSR
88. August 18, 1964 – Charles Helu installed as President of Lebanon
89. August 18, 1965 – loss of an HR to Hank Aaron since he hit it beyond the batter’s box
90. August 18, 1967 – announcement by Rolling Stones of “We Love You”
91. August 18, 1968 – LPGA Holiday Inn Golf Classic achieved by Kathy Whitworth

92. August 18, 1969 – As a valedictory to the Woodstock Music and Art Fair, a Band of Gypsys arranged
93. August 18, 1971 – A combined announcement by the New Zealand and Australian governments that the allied forces would be retracted from Vietnam by the end of the year
94. August 18, 1972 – Inauguration of the 4th San Diego Comic-Con International at El Cortez Inn
95. August 18, 1973 – Last play of drum by Gene Krupa with Benny Goodman Quartet
96. August 18, 1974 – LPGA St Paul Keller Gold Open achieved by Joanne Carner
97. August 18, 1976 – Luna 24 launched by USSR safely lands on the moon
98. August 18, 1976 – Two US soldiers died in an Axe Murder Incident at the Demilitarized region of Korea at Panmunjom
99. August 18, 1977 – In a hit-and-run incident two girls were killed Graceland
100. August 18,1977 – Steve Biko, a South African anti-apartheid campaigner was arrested at a road barricade (dies of police torture on 12th September)
101. August 18, 1979 – Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran stresses for a Saint battle against Kurds
102. August 18, 1979 – Atomic test by USSR at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
103. August 18, 1980 – The batting average of 400 achieved by George Brett of KC Royal
104. August 18, 1981 – Release of “My Fair Lady” at Uris Theatre in NYC and 119 presentations achieved
105. August 18, 1981- Herschel Walker, a football player of the University of Georgia insured for 1 million USD through Lloyd’s of London
106. August 18,1982 – 132.69 m stocks traded by NYSE for the first time when it reached 100 M number
107. August 18, 1982 – A record transaction by NYSE of 132690000 shares
108. August 18, 1983 – Japanese rules for voting were modified to allow for proportional representation
109. August 18, 1983, Cyclone damages Houston and Galveston, Texas
110. August 18, 1984 – Lightening strike an on-the-ground storage vessel at Jacksonville FLA, spilling 2.5 million of oil belonging to Triangle Oil Corporation and burnt
111. August 18, 1985 – LOGA Nestle World Championship of Women’s Golf achieved by Amy Alcott
112. August 18, 1986 – Contract between Jim Kelly and NFL Buffalo Bills for 75 million USD for 5 years
113. August 18, 1986 – Inauguration of Crockett’s Inn at Fort Wilderness

114. August 18, 1987 – 24 patients were killed by Donald Harvey, an Ohio well-being care worker, and was condemned to life concurrently three times
115. August 18, 1987 – Houston Oiler Campbell bids goodbye to the NFL
116. August 18, 1988 – A bungalow with 130 rooms on Long Island sold for $ 22 million
117. August 18, 1988 – Minoxidil was approved as a drug for the treatment of hair loss, by the FDA
118. August 18, 1989 – 10 K top best set by Arturo Barrios of Mexico in Berlin (27:08:23)
119. August 18, 1989 – Assassination of the presidential hopeful Luis Carlos Galan near Bogota in Columbia
120. August 18, 1991 – A gale, Hurricane Bob, with a speed of 115 mph strikes NC
121. August 18, 1991 – Valedictory of Pan-American Plays in Havana
122. August 18, 1992 – ´Real Inspector Hound” inaugurated at Criterion NYC and gave 61 presentations
123. August 18, 1993 – ancient wooden bridge – Kapelburg – in Luzern Swiz devastated by fire
124. August 18, 1994 – hundred died when an earthquake of magnitude 5.6 strikes Algeria
125. August 18, 1995 – Victoria, Canada was the venue for the 15th Commonwealth Games and inaugurated
126. August 18,1996 – LPGA Weetabix Women’s British Golf Open achieved by Emilee Klein

21st Century – August 18 This Day In History – The 2000s

127. August 18, 2000 – The US Environmental Protection Agency was accused of bias against Dr.Marsha Coleman, as per the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and this led to the passing of the NO Fear statute
128. August 18, 2002 – Rich Beem achieves a 278 at Hazeltine National Golf Club at the 84th PGA Championship
129. August 18, 2005 – A sentence of 175 years in prison was given to Dennis Rader for binding, torturing, and killing successive murders in Sedgwick County, Kansas
130. August 18, 2005 – Nearly 100 million were put to hardship on the Indonesian Island of Jaya when there was a power shutdown
131. August 18, 2008 – Pervez Musharaf relinquished his position as President of Pakistan because of demands from the opposite party
132. August 18, 2011 – Release of the “West Emphasis three” from jail after 18 years of confinement
133. August 18, 2012 – 13 activists died in Afghanistan by NATO air battle
134. August 18, 2013 – a mine detonation in a bus in West Bengal leaves 6 people dead
135. August 18, 2013 – valedictory of the 14th World Athletics Championships in Moscow, Russia

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