Historical Events for 18th August 2019

1201 – The city of Riga is founded.
1737 – First public admittance to the Salon de Paris art exhibition at the Louvre in Paris
1886 – Carr Baker Neel and Samuel Neel win US Lawn Tennis Association doubles
1955 – 46.1 cm rainfall at Westfield, Massachusetts (state record)
1956 – Cincinnati Reds (8) and Cubs (2) combine to hit 10 HRs in a 9 inning game
1962 – Peter, Paul and Mary release their first hit “If I Had a Hammer”
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 and Dan Quisenberry retires Yankees in order
1991 – Pan American games close in Havana
2008 – An American 1-2-3 in the 400m hurdles at the Beijing Olympics; Angelo Taylor wins gold in 47.25 ahead of Kerron Clement and Bershawn Jackson

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