On This Day [ Aug 18 ]

 

Sun, Aug 18, 2019 -Quote Of The Day...

* " No really great man every thought himself so. "

On This Day In History...

In 1587 - 1st English child born in the New World (Virginia Dare)

In 1686 - Cassini reports seeing a satellite orbiting Venus

In 1817 - Gloucester, Mass, newspapers tells of wild sea serpent seen offshore

In 1834 - Mt Vesuvius erupts

In 1835 - Last Pottawatomie Indians leave Chicago

In 1838 - 1st US marine expedition

In 1846 - Gen Stephen W Kearney's US forces captures Santa Fe, NM

In 1864 - Petersburg Campaign-Battle of Weldon Railroad day 1 of 3 days

In 1868 - Pierre Janssan discovers helium in solar spectrum during eclipse

In 1873 - 1st ascent of Mount Whitney, Calif (14,494')

In 1894 - Congress creates Bureau of Immigration

In 1914 - Pres Wilson issues Proclamation of Neutrality

In 1920 - Tennessee ratifies 19th Amendment, guarantees women voting right

In 1930 - Eastern Airlines begins passenger service

In 1936 - 106.5 F-Hottest afternoon ever in Iowa

In 1938 - FDR dedicates Thousand Islands Bridge connecting US & Canada

In 1941 - Phillies commit 8 errors in a game

In 1943 - Final convoy of Jews from Salonika Greece arrive at Auschwitz

In 1946 - Golf Writers Associaton of America formed

In 1947 - Naval torpedo & mine factory explodes at Cadiz, Spain killing 300

In 1954 - Asst Sec of Labor James Wilkins became 1st black to attend cabinet

In 1956 - Cincinnati Reds (8) & Cubs (2) combine to hit 10 HRs in a 9 inning game

In 1957 - Amelia Wershoven sets record of female throwing a baseball (252'4")

In 1957 - Juan-Manuel Fangio, wins his last auto World Championship at 46

In 1958 - Betsy Palmer joins the Today Show panel

In 1958 - Fidel Castro makes a speech on Cuban pirate radio Rebelde

In 1958 - Great Britain issues regional stamps (N Ireland, Scotland & Wales)

In 1958 - Lolita, by Vladimir Nabokov, published

In 1958 - TV game show scandal investigation starts

In 1960 - 1st photograph bounced off a satellite, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

In 1961 - Construction on Berlin Wall completed

In 1962 - Peter, Paul & Mary release their 1st hit "If I Had a Hammer"

In 1963 - James Meredith became 1st black graduate from U of Mississippi

In 1965 - Hank Aaron loses a HR, because he hit it out of the batter's box

In 1967 - Rolling Stones release "We Love You"

In 1972 - Police fine Paul & Linda McCartney $800 in Sweden cannabis possession

In 1973 - Hank Aaron's record 1,378 extra base hit surpasses Stan Musial record

In 1976 - USSR's Luna 24 soft-lands on Moon

In 1978 - Memphis, Tenn, settles with striking police officers & firefighters

In 1981 - Jerry Lewis appears on "Donahue" to defend Telethons

In 1982 - 1st time NYSE tops 100 M figure, 132.69 M shares traded

In 1982 - LA Dodgers beat Chicago Cubs, 6-5, in 21 innings (game started 8/17)

In 1982 - Pete Rose sets record with his 13,941st plate appearance

In 1983 - Hurricane Alicia battered Houston & Galveston, Texas

In 1983 - Royals defeat Yanks, 5-4, completing "pine-tar" game (12 minutes)

In 1983 - Samantha Druce, age 12y 119d is youngest woman to swim English Channel

In 1984 - Triangle Oil Corp, above-ground storage tank at Jacksonville Fla, spills 2.5 m gallons of oil burned after lightning sparked a fire

In 1986 - Crockett's Tavern opens in Fort Wilderness

In 1986 - WYSP-FM Philadelphia begins simulcasting Howard Stern Show

In 1987 - Philip Rush of NZ, set record for triple crossing English Channel. His time 28:21, 10 hours faster than the 1st man to do it

In 1988 - FDA approves Minoxidil as a hair loss treatment

In 1988 - Largest house (130 rooms) on Long Island sold for $22 million

In 1988 - Republican Convention in New Orleans select Bush-Quayle ticket

In 1989 - Arturo Barrios of Mexico sets the 10K record (27:08.23) in Berlin

In 1991 - Pan Am games closes in Havana

Aug 18 -Birthdays

In 472 F- lavius Ricimer general of the Western Roman Empire, kingmaker

In 1587 - Virginia Dare 1st American born of English parents

In 1685 - Brook Taylor England, mathematician, discoverer of Taylor's Theorem

In 1750 - Antonio Salieri Italy, composer (Tatare)

In 1778 - Fabian Gottlieb von Bellinghausen 1st to circumnavigate Antarctica

In 1792 - John 1st Earl Russell, British Whig PM (1846-52, 1865-66)

In 1834 - Marshall Field founded Chicago-based store chain

In 1873 - Otto Harbach songwriter (Smoke Gets in Your Eyes)

In 1896 - Alan Mowbray London England, actor (Dante, Colonel Flack)

In 19-- - Karen Jensen SF Calif, actress (Rachel Holt-Bracken's World)

In 19-- - Taylor Miller New Orleans, actress (All My Children, Another World)

In 1900 - Walter O'Keefe Hartford Ct, songwriter/TV host (Mayor of Hollywood)

In 1904 - Max Factor Jr CEO (Max Factor Cosmetics)

In 1904 - Sterling W Cole (Rep-R-NY)

In 1906 - Andre Van Gyseghem England, actor (Search for the Nile)

In 1907 - Enoch Light Canton Ohio, orch leader (Gulf Road Show with Bob Smith)

In 1916 - Elsa Morante Italy, writer (L'isola di Arturo)

In 1916 - Moura Lympany Saltash England, pianist (OBE-1979)

In 1917 - Casper Weinberger US Secretary of Defense (1981-87)

In 1919 - Walter J Hickel (Gov-R-Alaska)/US Secretary of Interior (1969-71)

In 1922 - Alain Robbe-Grillet France, novelist (Voyeur)

In 1922 - Shelley Winters [Schrift], St Louis Mo, actress (Poisidon Adventure)

In 1924 - Mohammad Zia Ul-Haq pres of Pakistan (1978-88)

In 1927 - Rosalynn Carter Georgia, 1st lady, Pres Carter's main lust

In 1930 - Grant Williams NYC, actor (Greg-Hawaiian Eye)

In 1930 - Johnny Preston Port Arthur, Tx, rocker (Feel So Fine)

In 1933 - Roman Polanski director (Knife in the Water, Repulsion)

In 1934 - Rafer Lewis Johnson US, decathalete (Olympic-gold-1960)

In 1934 - Roberto Clemente pro baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates)

In 1935 - Gail Fisher Orange NJ, actress (Peggy-Mannix)

In 1937 - Robert Redford Calif, actor (Sting, Candidate, Natural, Great Gatsby)

In 1941 - Christopher Jones Jackson TN, actor (Wild in the Streets)

In 1943 - Martin Mull Chic Ill, actor/comedian (Bad Manners, Flick, Serial)

In 1945 - Nona Hendryx Trenton NJ, rocker (LaBelle-Lady Marmalade)

In 1948 - Rudy Hartono Kurniawan Indonesia, All-England tennis champ

In 1951 - Candice Earley actress (Donna Tyler-All My Children)

In 1952 - Patrick Swayze Houston Tx, actor/dancer (Dirty Dancing, Ghost)

In 1961 - John Viscardi NYC, actor (Father Tony-One Life to Live)

In 1967 - Blas Elias Gomez Kennedy TX, rock drummer (Slaughter-Stick it Live)

In 1967 - Tracy Tracy rocker (Primitives-Lovely, Lump of Coal)

In 1968 - Greta Lind actress (Katie Kennicott-All My Children)

In 1970 - Malcolm Jamal Warner Jersey City NJ, actor (Theodore-Cosby Show)

In 1971 - Trey Ames Canton Oh, actor (David-A Year in the Life)

Aug 18 -Deaths Which Occurred

In 1227 - Genghis Khan Mongol conqueror, died

In 1952 - Ralph Byrd actor (Dick Tracy TV Show), dies at 43

In 1959 - Harvey Glatmin executed

In 1961 - Learned Hand Chief judge of US court of Appeals, dies at 89

In 1968 - Cy Walter pianist (3's Company), dies at 52

In 1982 - Beverly Bayne actress, dies at 87

In 1988 - Frederick Ashton choreographer (Cinderella), dies at 83

In 1990 - B.F. Skinner psychologist (Skinner Box), dies from Leukemia at 86

Aug 18 -Holidays

* Hawaii : Admission Day (1959) - - - - - ( Friday )

* Mich : Montrose-Blueberry Festival - - - - - ( Friday )

Aug 18 -Religious History

In 1688 - Puritan clergyman John Bunyan, 69, preached his last sermon, before dying 13 days later. In 1678 he had authored Pilgrim's Progress, an allegory describing the difficulties encountered in the Christian life, while journeying through this world.

In 1856 - Birth of Charles Gabriel, American sacred music artist. He edited a great number of hymnbooks, and wrote several hymns, including "More Like the Master," "I Stand Amazed in the Presence" and "Send the Light."

In 1927 - At age 20, Christian radio pioneer Theodore Epp was converted to a living faith. In 1939 he founded Back to the Bible Broadcast, an evangelistic radio program with outlets today on over 600 stations around the world.

In 1930 - English apologist C. S. Lewis wrote in a letter: 'One creeps home, tired and bruised, into a state of mind that is really restful, when all ambitions have been given up. Then one can really for the first time say, "Thy Kingdom come."

In 1963 - Swiss Reformed theologian Karl Barth wrote in a letter: 'Even if there is cause for great dissatisfaction with one's church, one should stay in it in the hope that new movements will come.... Only in this way could I continue to be a member of the Evangelical Reformed Church.'