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 This day in History - August 18
376 Historic Events for August 18
1983

Royals defeat Yanks, 5-4, completing "pine-tar" game (12 minutes). Hal McRae strikes out and Dan Quisenberry retires Yankees in order

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1983

USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

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1983

Hurricane Alicia battered Houston and Galveston, Texas

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1984

Triangle Oil Corp, above-ground storage tank at Jacksonville Fla, spills 2.5 m gallons of oil burned after lightning sparked a fire

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1985

Muffin Spencer-Devlin wins MasterCard International Pro-Am Golf Tourn

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1985

Suisei Launch (Halley's Comet Flyby)

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1985

Amy Alcott wins LPGA Nestle World Championship of Women's Golf

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1986

WYSP-FM Philadelphia begins simulcasting Howard Stern Show

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1986

Crockett's Tavern opens in Fort Wilderness

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1986

Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Philadelphia PA on WYSP 94.1 FM

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1986

John Tesh's 1st appearance on Entertainment Tonight

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1986

Jim Kelly signs with NFL Buffalo Bills ($75 million for 5 years)

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1987

Ohio nurse Donald Harvey sentence to triple life (poisoned 24)

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1987

Houston Oiler Earl Campbell, retires from NFL

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1987

Philip Rush of NZ, set record for triple crossing English Channel his time 28:21, 10 hours faster than 1st man to do it

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1987

Straatsburg: Manuela Stellmach/Astrid Strauss/Anke M‚ÄĚhring/ Heike Friedrich swims female world record 4x200m freestyle (7:55.47)

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1988

FDA approves Minoxidil as a hair loss treatment

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1988

Largest house (130 rooms) on Long Island sold for $22 million

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1988

Republican Convention in New Orleans select Bush-Quayle ticket

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1988

Frederick Ashton, choreographer (Cinderella), dies at 83

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1988

Alexandr V Shchukin, Russian cosmonaut, dies in SU-26 crash at 42

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1989

Bert Oosterbosch, cyclist, dies

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1989

Luis Carlos Galan, Colombian presidential candidate, murdered

Death
1989

Bucky Dent replaces Dallas Green as NY Yankee manager

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1989

Arturo Barrios of Mexico sets 10K record (27:08.23) in Berlin

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