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Calendar for August 18th, 2014

1220s

  • Died 1227: Genghis Kahn (Mongol leader)

  • 1580s

  • 1587: Virginia Dare, daughter of Ananias and Eleanor Dare, was born in Roanoke, becoming the first child to be born in America of English parents

  • 1590s

  • 1590: John White, the governor of the Colony of Roanoke, returned from a trip to England for supplies and found his settlement deserted

  • 1770s

  • Born 1774: Meriwether Lewis (of Lewis and Clark expedition)

  • 1830s

  • 1838: Charles Wilkes began expedition to South Pole

  • 1870s

  • 1873: Begole, Johnson, and Lucas summited Mt. Whitney, Sierra Nevada, California

  • 1920s

  • Born 1927: Rosalynn Smith Carter (U.S. First Lady)

  • 1930s

  • Born 1934: Roberto Clemente (baseball player)

  • Born 1937: Robert Redford (actor)

  • 1940s

  • Born 1943: Martin Mull (actor)

  • 1949: Plant patent #1 granted for climbing rose

  • 1950s

  • Born 1952: Patrick Swayze (actor)

  • Born 1957: Denis Leary (actor)

  • 1960s

  • 1962: Ringo Starr joined The Beatles

  • 1969: Woodstock Festival ended

  • Born 1969: Edward Norton (actor)

  • 1970s

  • Born 1970: Malcolm-Jamal Warner (actor)

  • 1980s

  • 1983: 12-year old Samantha Druce swam the English Channel

  • 1990s

  • 1992: Boston Celtics player Larry Bird announced his retirement

  • 2000s

  • Died 2004: Elmer Bernstein (composer)

  • 2010s

  • 2010: Lucy, a 4-year old dog from Peterborough, New Hampshire, became the first paralyzed dog to walk the entire 7.6-mile Auto Road up Mount Washington. (She was also the first handicapped canine to attempt the trek.) It took her six hours and two minutes.

  • 2015: Lisette and Walter Kimmel, both 100, celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary


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