On This Day in History for August 18 (Part 2)

Events in History

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  • 1983 Hurricane Alicia battered Houston & Galveston, Texas
  • 1983 Samantha Druce, age 12y 119d becomes the youngest woman to swim English Channel
  • 1983 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1983 Royals defeat Yanks, 5-4, completing "pine-tar" game (12 minutes). Hal McRae strikes out & Dan Quisenberry retires Yankees in order
  • 1984 Triangle Oil Corp, above-ground storage tank at Jacksonville Fla, spills 2.5 m gallons of oil burned after lightning sparked a fire
  • 1985 Suisei Launch (Halley's Comet Flyby)
  • 1986 Crockett's Tavern opens in Fort Wilderness
  • 1986 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Philadelphia PA on WYSP 94.1 FM
  • 1986 WYSP-FM Philadelphia begins simulcasting Howard Stern Show
  • 1987 Ohio nurse Donald Harvey sentence to triple life (poisoned 24)
  • 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
  • 1987 Straatsburg: Manuela Stellmach/Astrid Strauss/Anke Mohring/ Heike Friedrich swims female world record 4x200m freestyle (7:55.47)
  • 1988 FDA approves Minoxidil as a hair loss treatment
  • 1988 Largest house (130 rooms) on Long Island sold for $22 million
  • 1988 Republican Convention in New Orleans select Bush-Quayle ticket
  • 1989 Arturo Barrios of Mexico sets 10K record (27:08.23) in Berlin
  • 1989 Leading presidential hopeful Luis Carlos Galán is assassinated near Bogotá in Colombia.
  • 1991 Hurricane Bob hits NC with 115 MPH wind
  • 1991 Pan American games close in Havana
  • 1993 Historical Kapelbrug in Luzern Switz, destroyed by fire
  • 1994 5.6 earthquake in Algeria, kills 171
  • 1994 15th Commonwealth Games open in Victoria, Canada
  • 1995 Cards reliever Tom Henke earns his 300th career save
  • 1996 Record 6,654 tap at Macy's Tap-o-mania in NYC
  • 2000 A Federal jury finds the US Environmental Protection Agency guilty of discrimination against Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, later inspiring passage of the No FEAR Act.
  • 2005 Dennis Rader is sentenced to 175 years in prison for the BTK (Bind, Torture, Kill) serial killings in Sedgwick County, Kansas.
  • 2005 Massive power blackout hits the Indonesian island of Java, affecting almost 100 million people.
  • 2008 President Of Pakistan Pervez Musharaf resigned due to pressure from opposition.
  • 2011 The "West Memphis Three" are released from prison after 18 years in imprisonment
  • 2012 Al-Qaeda militants kill 14 people in an attack in Aden, Yemen
  • 2012 NATO air strikes kill at least 13 militants in Afghanistan
  • 2013 6 people are killed by a bomb blast on a bus in West Bengal, India

Birthdays in History

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Weddings in History

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Deaths in History

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