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 This day in History - August 18
376 Historic Events for August 18
1958

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak

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1958

TV game show scandal investigation starts

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1958

Perez Prado "Mambo King," receives one of the 1st gold records

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1958

Madeleine Stowe, LA Calif, actress (Tropical Snow, Bad Girls)

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1958

Great Britain issues regional stamps (N Ireland, Scotland and Wales)

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1958

Floyd Patterson TKOs Roy Harris in 13 for heavyweight boxing title

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1958

Fidel Castro makes a speech on Cuban pirate radio Rebelde

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1958

Betsy Palmer joins Today Show panel

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1958

Verne Gagne beats Edouard Carpentier in Omaha, to become NWA champ

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1959

Branch Rickey resigns as Pirates' CEO to be pres of Continental League

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1960

1st commercial oral contraceptive, Enovid 10 debuts in Skokie Ill

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1960

Beatles give their 1st public performance (Kaiserkeller in Hamburg)

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1960

Lew Burdette pitches to just 27 for a 1-0 no-hitter against Phillies

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1960

1st photograph bounced off a satellite, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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1960

Sonny Skinner, Porstmouth VA, Nike golfer (1993 NIKE Shreveport Open)

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1961

Leonhard Frank, writer, dies at 78

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1961

Construction on Berlin Wall completed

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1961

John Viscardi, NYC, actor (Father Tony-One Life to Live)

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1961

Learned Hand, Chief judge of US court of Appeals, dies at 89

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1962

Cleo Ridgely, silent screen actress (I Remember Mama), dies at 68

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1962

Peter, Paul and Mary release their 1st hit "If I Had a Hammer"

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1962

Sandra Marie Miller Farmer-Patrick, Kingston Jamaica, 400m hurdler

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1963

Luiz Mattar, Brazil, tennis star

Birth
1963

James Meredith becomes 1st black graduate from U of Mississippi

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1963

Mickey Wright wins LPGA Albuquerque Swing Parade Golf Tournament

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