Today in History for 18th August 2018

Historical Events

1835 – Last Pottawatomie Indians leave Chicago
1945 – Scheduled demonstrations at Polo Grounds and Ebbets Field to end segregation in organized baseball are called off
1956 – Cincinnati Reds (8) and Cubs (2) combine to hit 10 HRs in a 9 inning game
1957 – US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1968 – Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Holiday Inn Golf Classic
1995 – Cards reliever Tom Henke earns his 300th career save

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Famous Birthdays

1935 – Lajos Papp, Hungarian composer, born in Debrecen
1957 – Denis Leary, American actor and comedian (Rescue Me), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
1967 – Tracy Tracy [Tracy Cattell], musician (The Primitives), born in Australia
1969 – Edward Norton, American actor (American History X), born in Boston, Massachusetts
1971 – Trey Ames, actor (David-A Year in the Life), born in Canton, Ohio
1981 – Dimitris Salpingidis, Greek footballer, born in Thessaloniki, Greece

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Famous Deaths

1642 – Guido Reni, Italian painter (b. 1575)
1645 – Eudoxia Streshneva, Tsarina of Mikhail I of Russia (b. 1608)
1815 – Chauncey Goodrich, American politician (b. 1759)
1887 – Orson Squire Fowler, American phrenologist and lecturer, dies at 77
1966 – Watze Cuperus, Frisian author (Struggle and Blessing), dies at 75
2001 – David Peakall, British scientist (b. 1931)

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