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On This Day In History for August 18, 2021
This is the 230th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 135 days remaining in 2021.
- It was on this date in 1783, that A huge fireball meteor was seen across Great Britain as it passes over the east coast
- That same date in 1868, French astronomer Pierre Janssen discovered helium
- 118 years ago today, German engineer Karl Jatho allegedly flew his self-made, motored gliding airplane four months before the first flight of the Wright brothers
- On August 18, 2020, the new Microsoft Flight Simulator was launched
Happy birthday goes out on this date to:
- Italian composer and conductor, Antonio Salieri, born on this date in 1750.
- Meriwether Lewis, American soldier, explorer, and politician was born on that same date in 1774.
- American businessman, founded Marshall Field’s, Marshall Field was born 187 years ago today.
- American businessman, Max Factor, Jr., born on this date in 1904.
- Born August 18, 1911, Hungarian computer scientist and programmer Klara Dan von Neumann.
- American actress, Shelley Winters, born on this date in 1920.
- Also born on that same date in 1933, French-Polish director, producer, screenwriter, and actor, Roman Polanski.
- Vincent Bugliosi, the American lawyer and author was born 87 years ago today.
- Also turning 78 today is American actor and comedian Martin Mull.
- Also born on that same date in 1950, English drummer and sculptor, Dennis Elliott.
- American actor and dancer, Patrick Swayze was born 69 years ago today.
- Also born on that same date in 1954, Italian astrophysicist, astronaut, and politician, Umberto Guidoni
- Also turning 64 today is American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter Denis Leary.
- American actor and producer, Malcolm-Jamal Warner is 51 today.
- 19 – Brian Litecky (blitecky)
- 19 – Matt Rider (The Eagle Scout Geek )
- 20 – Jedi_Kez (aka Brian From Winnipeg)
- 22 – Zoidberg 
- 22 – Kyle Slingo
- 22 – AlchemyDragon
- 24 – Kira Fiore (Krazy Joe & Christine’s daughter)
And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for August 18, 2021
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- The Amiga is the latest game system to get a mini retro remake – The Verge
- Asteroid Bennu has 1 in 1,750 chance of smashing into Earth, NASA says – CNET
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