Historical Events and Current Affairs on August 18

xxxx :King Alarik I's Visigoten occupies & plunders Rome
1289 :Pope Nicolaus IV publishes degree Supra montem
1564 :Spanish king Philip II joins Council of Trente
1572 :King Navarra Henri de Bourbon marries Margaretha van Valois
1591 :everyone in the colony had disappeared [or Aug 17, 1590]
1591 :Governor of Roanoke Island colony returns from England & found
1605 :Spanish army under of general Spˇnola conquerors Lingen
1674 :Jean Racine's Iphig‚nie, premieres in Versailles
1686 :Cassini reports seeing a satellite orbiting Venus
1698 :Russian czar Peter the Great arrives in Zaandam
1700 :Swedish, English & Dutch army lands on Seeland, Denmark
1735 :Evening Post begins publishing (Boston Mass)
1759 :-19] 2nd sea battle of Lagos: England vs France
1769 :Gunpowder in Brescia Italy church explodes, killing 3,000
1795 :Cura‡ao governor De Veer sends miltia to stop rebellious slaves
1817 :Gloucester, Mass, newspapers tells of wild sea serpent seen offshore
1834 :Mt Vesuvius erupts
1835 :Last Pottawatomie Indians leave Chicago
1838 :1st US marine expedition
1840 :Organization of American Society of Dental Surgeons founded (NY)
1846 :Gen Stephen W Kearney's US forces captures Santa Fe NM
1858 :Netherlands & Japan sign trade agreement
1862 :General Lee's adjutant major Stuart captured
1862 :Sioux Indians begin uprising in Minnesota (it is later crushed)
1864 :6th day of battle at Deep Bottom Run, Virginia: Confederate assault
1864 :Petersburg Campaign-Battle of Weldon Railroad day 1 of 3 days
1868 :Pierre Janssan discovers helium in solar spectrum during eclipse
1870 :Battle at Gravelotte Privat: Prussia beat France, 32,000 casualties
1872 :1st mail-order catalog issued by A M Ward
1873 :1st ascent of Mount Whitney, Calif (14,494')
1884 :J Palisa discovers asteroid #239 Adrastea
1891 :Hurricane hits Martinique, about 700 die
1894 :Congress creates Bureau of Immigration
1896 :Adolph Ochs (39) buys NY Times
1914 :-20] Belgian army withdraws to Antwerp
1914 :French troops under general Dubail occupy Sarrebourg
1914 :Pres Wilson issues Proclamation of Neutrality
1915 :Braves Field opens in Boston to see Braves beat Cards 3-1
1917 :Dutch Naval Air Force forms (MLD)
1919 :Anti-Cigarette League of America forms in Chicago Illinois
1920 :1st class debut of Walter Hammond
1920 :Tennessee ratifies 19th Amendment, guarantees women voting right
1924 :France begins retracting troops out of Ruhrgebied
1925 :Belgian & US sign treaty about war debts
1925 :Cardinal Mercier warns Belgians against socialism/liberalism
1926 :Weather map televised for 1st time
1930 :Eastern Airlines begins passenger service
1931 :Lou Gehrig hitless in Detroit, his 1,000th consecutively played game
1932 :Auguste Piccard/Max Cosijns reach 16,201m in a balloon
1932 :Englishman James Mollisson is 1st to fly east to west over Atlantic
1933 :#1878 Hughes & #2276 Warck
1933 :E Delporte discovers asteroids #1280 Baillauda, #1848 Delvaux,
1934 :Ponsford & Bradman make 451 partnership in 316 minutes v Eng
1936 :106.5řF-Hottest afternoon ever in Iowa
1937 :1st FM radio construction permit issued (W1X0J (WGTR) in Boston MA)
1938 :FDR dedicates Thousand Islands Bridge connecting US & Canada
1939 :H Alikoski discovers asteroid #2257 Kaarina
1940 :71 German aircrafts shot down above England
1941 :Concentration camp Amersfoort opens
1941 :Phillies commit 8 errors in a game
1942 :Carlson's Raiders land on Makin, Gilbert islands, kill 350 Japs
1943 :Carl Hubbell wins his 253rd & final game, all with Giants
1943 :Final convoy of Jews from Salonika Greece arrive at Auschwitz
1943 :Otto Skorzeny's Heinkel-111 shot down at Sardinia
1944 :Paris railroad workers strike against nazi occupiers
1944 :US 15th Army corp reaches Mantes-Gassicourt near Paris
1944 :US 20th Army corp conquers Chartres
1945 :Scheduled demonstrations at Polo Grounds & Ebbets Field to end
1947 :Naval torpedo & mine factory explodes at Cadiz, Spain killing 300
1949 :Hungary adopts constitution
1949 :Ralph Flanagan & his orch records You're Breaking My Heart
1954 :James E Wilkins is 1st black to attend a US cabinet meeting
1955 :-19] Hurricane Diane, kills 400 in US
1955 :46.1 cm rainfall at Westfield, Massachusetts (state record)
1955 :Sjukri al-Quwatli re-elected president of Syria
1956 :Cin Reds (8) & Cubs (2) combine to hit 10 HRs in a 9 inning game
1956 :Elvis Presley's Hound Dog/Don't Be Cruel reaches #1
1957 :Juan-Manuel Fangio, wins his last auto World Championship at 46
1957 :US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1958 :Betsy Palmer joins Today Show panel
1958 :Fidel Castro makes a speech on Cuban pirate radio Rebelde
1958 :Floyd Patterson TKOs Roy Harris in 13 for heavyweight boxing title
1958 :Great Britain issues regional stamps (N Ireland, Scotland & Wales)
1958 :Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov, published
1958 :Perez Prado Mambo King, receives one of the 1st gold records
1958 :TV game show scandal investigation starts
1958 :US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
1958 :Verne Gagne beats Edouard Carpentier in Omaha, to become NWA champ
1959 :Branch Rickey resigns as Pirates' CEO to be pres of Continental League
1960 :1st commercial oral contraceptive, Enovid 10 debuts in Skokie Ill
1960 :1st photograph bounced off a satellite, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
1960 :Beatles give their 1st public performance (Kaiserkeller in Hamburg)
1960 :Lew Burdette pitches to just 27 for a 1-0 no-hitter against Phillies
1961 :Construction on Berlin Wall completed
1962 :Peter, Paul & Mary release their 1st hit If I Had a Hammer
1963 :James Meredith becomes 1st black graduate from U of Mississippi
1964 :Beatles arrive in SF, 2nd US visit
1964 :Charles Helu elected president of Lebanon
1964 :South Africa banned from Olympic Games because of apartheid policies
1964 :USSR launch 3 Kosmos satellites
1965 :3rd triple play
1965 :Hank Aaron loses a HR, because he hit it out of batter's box
1965 :Orioles' Brooks Robinson hits into his record tying (George Sisler)
1967 :Red Sox Tony Conigliaro is beaned by Angels Jack Hamilton
1967 :Rolling Stones release We Love You
1967 :WCBS radio in NYC goes all-news
1969 :Mick Jagger accidentally shot while filming Ned Kelly
1971 :T Smirnova discovers asteroids 2071 Nadezhda, 3501, 4267 Basner & 6108
1972 :L Zhuravleva discovers asteroids 1858 Lobachevskij, 2098 Zyskin & 3108
1972 :Police fine Paul & Linda McCartney ś800 in Sweden cannabis possession
1973 :Gene Krupa, drummer, plays for final time with Benny Goodman Quartet
1973 :Hank Aaron's record 1,378 extra base hit surpasses Stan Musial record
1976 :USSR's Luna 24 soft-lands on Moon
1977 :& #5044 Shestaka
1977 :2 girls are killed by a runaway car outside of Graceland
1977 :Dodgers pitcher Don Sutton throws his NL record tying 5th one-hitter
1977 :N S Chernykh discovers asteroids #2580, #3053 Dresden, #3408, #3518
1978 :Memphis Tenn settles with striking police officers & firefighters
1979 :Iran Ayatollah Khomeini demands Saint War against Kurds
1979 :Nick Lowe marries singer Carlene Carter
1979 :USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1980 :KC Royals' George Brett, batting avg reach .400
1981 :Jerry Lewis appears on Donahue to defend Telethons
1981 :Lloyd's of London insurance policy for $1 million
1981 :My Fair Lady opens at Uris Theater NYC for 119 performances
1982 :1st time NYSE tops 100 M figure, 132.69 M shares traded
1982 :innings - before LA Dodgers beat Cubs 2-1 (game started Aug 17th)
1982 :LA Dodgers beat Chicago Cubs, 6-5, in 21 innings (game started 8/17)
1982 :NYSE sets trading record of 132,690,000 shares traded
1982 :Pete Rose sets record with his 13,941st plate appearance
1982 :Z Vavrova discovers asteroid #6507
1983 :Hal McRae strikes out & Dan Quisenberry retires Yankees in order
1983 :Hurricane Alicia battered Houston & Galveston, Texas
1983 :Royals defeat Yanks, 5-4, completing pine-tar game (12 minutes)
1983 :Samantha Druce, age 12y 119d is youngest woman to swim English Channel
1983 :USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
1984 :spills 2.5 m gallons of oil burned after lightning sparked a fire
1984 :Triangle Oil Corp, above-ground storage tank at Jacksonville Fla,
1985 :N S Chernykh discovers asteroid #7394
1985 :Suisei Launch (Halley's Comet Flyby)
1986 :Crockett's Tavern opens in Fort Wilderness
1986 :Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Philadelphia PA on WYSP 94.1 FM
1986 :Jim Kelly signs with NFL Buffalo Bills ($75 million for 5 years)
1986 :John Tesh's 1st appearance on Entertainment Tonight
1986 :L G Karachkina discovers asteroid #4940 Polenov
1986 :WYSP-FM Philadelphia begins simulcasting Howard Stern Show
1987 :Heike Friedrich swims female world record 4x200m freestyle (7:55.47)
1987 :his time 28:21, 10 hours faster than 1st man to do it
1987 :Ohio nurse Donald Harvey sentence to triple life (poisoned 24)
1987 :Philip Rush of NZ, set record for triple crossing English Channel
1987 :Straatsburg: Manuela Stellmach/Astrid Strauss/Anke M”hring/
1988 :C S Shoemaker discovers asteroid #7750
1988 :FDA approves Minoxidil as a hair loss treatment
1988 :Largest house (130 rooms) on Long Island sold for $22 million
1988 :Republican Convention in New Orleans select Bush-Quayle ticket
1989 :Arturo Barrios of Mexico sets 10K record (27:08.23) in Berlin
1989 :Bucky Dent replaces Dallas Green as NY Yankee manager
1990 :E F Helin discovers asteroid #5438 Lorre & #6446
1990 :K Endate & K Watanabe discover asteroid #6193 Manabe
1991 :Hurricane Bob hits NC with 115 MPH wind
1991 :Pan Am games closes in Havana
1992 :Real Inspector Hound opens at Criterion NYC for 61 perfs
1993 :E W Elst discovers asteroid #7349 & #8297
1993 :Historical Kapelbrug in Luzern Switz, destroyed by fire
1994 :5.6 earthquake in Algeria, kills 171
1994 :Jimi Hendrix's guitar sells for ź150.000
1995 :Cards reliever Tom Henke earns his 300th career save
1996 :A Nakamura discovers asteroid #7206 Shiki
1996 :K Watanabe discovers asteroid #7365 Sejong
1996 :Record 6,654 tap at Macy's Tap-o-mania in NYC
2002 :Mr. Bhairav Singh Shekhavat takes oath as the new Vice-President of India
2002 :Mumbai, India
2011 :Anna Hazare accepts office by police to fast for 15 days at Ramlila grounds, Delhi.
2011 :Global banking stocks correct triggering a blood bath in stock exchanges across the globe. Dow Jones falls 481 in a single session.
2011 :Gold touches record high of $1795.85 an ounce.



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