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 This day in History - August 18
376 Historic Events for August 18
1922

Alain Robbe-Grillet, France, novelist (Voyeur)

Birth
1923

Sadu Shinde, cricketer (Indian leg-spinner late 1940's/early 1950's)

Birth
1923

Jahangir Khan Irani, cricket wicketkeeper for India (1947-8 Aust tour)

Birth
1923

37th US Womens Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats Molla B Mallory (62 61)

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1924

Mohammad Zia Ul-Haq, pres of Pakistan (1977-88)[or Aug 12]

Birth
1924

France begins retracting troops out of Ruhrgebied

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1925

Cardinal Mercier warns Belgians against socialism/liberalism

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1925

Belgian and US sign treaty about war debts

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1925

Brian W[ilson] Aldiss, UK, sci-fi author (Helliconia Trilogy)

Birth
1925

Tonny Til, rocker

Birth
1926

Weather map televised for 1st time

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1926

England regain Ashes with 5th Test Cricket win, to take series 1-0

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1927

Rosalynn Smith Carter, Georgia, 1st lady (1977-1981), Jimmy's lust

Birth
1928

Marge Schott, CEO (Cincinnati Reds)

Birth
1930

Johnny Preston, Port Arthur, Tx, rocker (Feel So Fine)

Birth
1930

Grant Williams, NYC, actor (Hawaiian Eye, Incredible Shrinking Man)

Birth
1930

Carl Barger, Lewistown Pa, baseball pres (Pitts Pirates, Fla Marlins)

Birth
1930

Eastern Airlines begins passenger service

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1931

Lou Gehrig hitless in Detroit, his 1,000th consecutively played game

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1931

Henricus AFMO "Hans" van Mierlo, Dutch minister of Defense (D66)

Birth
1932

Englishman James Mollisson is 1st to fly east to west over Atlantic

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1932

Auguste Piccard/Max Cosijns reach 16,201m in a balloon

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1933

Roman Polanski, Poland, director (Rosemary's Baby, Chinatown, Pirates)

Birth
1934

Bradman scores 244 in 5th Test Cricket, 316 mins, 32 fours 1 six

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1934

Delilah L Beasley, US author/columnist (Oakland Tribune), dies at 61

Death