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 This day in History - August 18
376 Historic Events for August 18
1934

Ponsford and Bradman make 451 partnership in 316 minutes v Eng

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1934

48th US Womens Tennis: Helen Jacobs beats Sarah H Cooke (61 64)

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1934

Vincent Bugliosi, attorney/author (Helter-Skelter)

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1934

Roberto Clemente, US baseball outfielder (Pittsburgh Pirates)

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1934

Rafer Lewis Johnson, Hillsboro Tx, decathlete (Olympic-gold-1960)

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1935

Rafer Johnson, Hillsboro Texas, decathlete (Olympics-gold-60)

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1935

Lajos Papp, composer

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1935

Gail Fisher, Orange NJ, actress (Peggy-Mannix)

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1936

106.5øF-Hottest afternoon ever in Iowa

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1937

Robert Redford, Calif, actor (Sting, Candidate, Natural, Great Gatsby)

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1937

1st FM radio construction permit issued (W1X0J (WGTR) in Boston MA)

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1937

William George Rushton, London, actor/author/cartoonist (TW3)

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1938

FDR dedicates Thousand Islands Bridge connecting US and Canada

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1939

Johnny Preston singer (Running Bear, Cradle of Love)

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1939

Molly Bee, Oklahoma City OK, actress (Pinky Lee Show)

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1939

Joe Azcue, baseball player

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1940

Frankie Avalon, rocker (Venus, Beach Blanket Bingo)

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1940

Joan Joyce, Waterbury CT, LPGA golfer (1984 SandH Golf Classic-6th)

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1940

71 German aircrafts shot down above England

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1941

Concentration camp Amersfoort opens

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1941

Matt Snell, NFL running back (NY Jets, Super Bowl III)

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1941

Christopher Jones, Jackson TN, actor (Wild in the Streets)

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1941

Phillies commit 8 errors in a game

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1942

Carlson's Raiders land on Makin, Gilbert islands, kill 350 Japs

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1942

Erwin Schulhoff, Czech/Russian composer/pianist, dies at 48

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