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 This day in History - August 18
376 Historic Events for August 18
1853

Peter Lichtenthal, composer, dies at 73

Death
1856

Jan Karol Gali, composer

Birth
1856

Charles Hutchison Gabriel, composer

Birth
1858

Netherlands and Japan sign trade agreement

Event
1862

Sioux Indians begin uprising in Minnesota (it is later crushed)

Event
1862

General Lee's adjutant major Stuart captured

Event
1863

Thomas Welsh, US Union brig-general (Antietam), dies at 39

Death
1864

Petersburg Campaign-Battle of Weldon Railroad day 1 of 3 days

Event
1864

6th day of battle at Deep Bottom Run, Virginia: Confederate assault

Event
1868

Pierre Janssan discovers helium in solar spectrum during eclipse

Event
1870

Felix Salm-Salm, Prussian/US prince/brig-general, dies in battle

Death
1870

Battle at Gravelotte Privat: Prussia beat France, 32,000 casualties

Event
1871

Johan J Arch, graphic artist (wood cutter)

Birth
1872

1st mail-order catalog issued by A M Ward

Event
1873

Leo Slezak, Austria tenor/actor (Othello)

Birth
1873

Otto Harbach, songwriter (Smoke Gets in Your Eyes)

Birth
1873

1st ascent of Mount Whitney, Calif (14,494')

Event
1875

Johan E Elias, historian (Amsterdam)

Birth
1878

Fritz Brun, composer

Birth
1881

Hermann Karl Josef Zilcher, composer

Birth
1882

Eugeen Calleen, Flemish sculptor

Birth
1882

Marcel Louis Auguste Samuel-Rousseau, composer

Birth
1883

Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, French fashion designer (Chanel)

Birth
1886

Carr Baker Neel and Samuel Neel win US Lawn Tennis Assn doubles

Event
1887

Nico J Polak, Dutch economist

Birth