Historical Events for 18th August 2022

1858 – Netherlands and Japan sign trade agreement
1951 – Cricket 1st-class debut of Raymond Illingworth
1956 – Cincinnati Reds (8) and Cubs (2) combine to hit 10 HRs in a 9 inning game
1964 – Charles Helu elected president of Lebanon
1964 – USSR launch 3 Kosmos satellites
1981 – Jerry Lewis appears on “Donahue” to defend Telethons
1986 – Jim Kelly signs with NFL Buffalo Bills ($75 million for 5 years)
1989 – Bucky Dent replaces Dallas Green as NY Yankee manager
2008 – Russian pole-vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva sets a new world record of 5.05m to win the gold medal at the Beijing Olympics; her 24th world record
2018 – Australian mare Winx wins her Australasian record 26th consecutive race, the renamed Winx Stakes at Royal Randwick in Sydney; 19th Group One win for thoroughbreds

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