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| On an 18 August:
2002 At about 05:00 UT, Asteroid 2002 NY 40 (discovered on 14 July 2002), about 800 m across, passes 530'000 km from Earth.
1943 Final convoy of Jews from Salonika Greece arrive at Auschwitz
1930 Eastern Airlines begins passenger service
1868 Pierre Janssan discovers helium in solar spectrum during eclipse
1838 1st US marine expedition
1835 Last Pottawatomie Indians leave Chicago
1834 Mt Vesuvius erupts
1817 Gloucester, Mass, newspapers tell of wild sea serpent seen offshore
1698 Russian Tsar Peter the Great arrives in Zaandam.
| Deaths which
occurred on an 18 August:
2002 Doyle Hunter, in the morning, from being shot in Friars Point, Mississippi, in the evening of 16 August 2002 by Patrick Harper, who, in the evening of 17 August wounded by a shot in the neck Friars Point Police Chief Anthony Smith who had been trying to arrest him. Just after midnight today, Friars Point officer John Martin Harris and Coahoma County sheriff's deputy Victor Randle are wounded by shots from Harper, who takes Harris hostage. At 03:00 Harper shoots and wounds sheriff's deputy Neal Mitchell and a corrections officer from a SWAT team. At 05:30, Harris calls from inside the home as Harper has fled away. At 06:30 police surround Harper in his grandmother's house and he surrenders at 08:30.
2001 Abdo Abu Bakra, 29, Palestinian, in clash with Israeli forces making an incursion into the southern Gaza Strip early in the day.
2001 At least 70 persons in fire of the firetrap budget Manor Hotel in Quezon City, Philippines, between 04:00 when the fire started and 07:30 when firefighters put it out.
1994: 171 personas por un seísmo en la región argelina de Mascara. Otros 289 resultan heridos.
1990 B.F. Skinner, 86, psychologist (Skinner Box), from Leukemia
1976 Two US Army officers, in Korea's demilitarized zone, as a group of North Korean soldiers wielding axes and metal pikes attack US and South Korean soldiers.
1961 Learned Hand, 89, Chief judge of US court of Appeals
1960 Carlo Bonferroni, mathematician
1959 Harvey Glatmin executed
1947 Some 300 as naval torpedo and mine factory explodes at Cadiz, Spain.
1943 Julien Barneuve, fictional character, dies in a fire at 15:28 on the first line of Iain Pears' 2002 novel The Dream of Scipio.
1940 German and British flyers on the hardest day of the Battle of Britain. 69 Heinkel bombers are downed at the cost of 58 British fighter planes.
1896 Alfred Wordsworth Thompson, US artist born on 26 May 1840. Life on the Towpath
1890 Albert Dubois-Pillet, French artist born on 28 October 1846.
de Balzac, 51, French author who produced a vast
collection of novels and short stories called La Comédie
He helped to establish the orthodox classical novel and is generally considered to be one of the greatest fiction writers of all time.
Etudes de moeurs. 1er livre, Scènes de la vie privée. T. 1,
Etudes de moeurs. 1er livre, Scènes de la vie privée. T. 2,
Etudes de moeurs. 1er livre, Scènes de la vie privée. T. 3,
Etudes de moeurs. 1er livre, Scènes de la vie privée. T. 3-4,
Etudes de moeurs. 1er livre, Scènes de la vie privée. T. 4,
Etudes de moeurs. 2e livre, Scènes de la vie de province. T. 1,
Etudes de moeurs. 2e livre, Scènes de la vie de province. T. 2,
Etudes de moeurs. 2e livre, Scènes de la vie de province. T. 3,
Etudes de moeurs. 2e livre, Scènes de la vie de province. T. 4,
Etudes de moeurs. 3e livre, Scènes de la vie parisienne. T. 1,
Etudes de moeurs. 3e livre, Scènes de la vie parisienne. T. 2,
Etudes de moeurs. 3e livre, Scènes de la vie parisienne. T. XI (sic),
Splendeurs et misères des courtisanes.
Etudes de moeurs. 3e-4e livres, Scènes de la vie parisienne et scènes de la vie politique. T. XII (sic),
| Etudes de moeurs. 5e livre, Scènes
de la vie militaire et scènes de la vie de campagne.
Etudes de moeurs. 6e livre, Scènes de la vie militaire et scènes de la vie de campagne.
Etudes philosophiques. T. 1,
Etudes philosophiques et études analytiques.
Etudes de moeurs. 3e livre, Scènes de la vie parisienne. Les parents pauvres. 1,
Scènes de la vie parisienne. Splendeurs et misères des courtisanes. 4,
Scènes de la vie politique. L'envers de l'histoire contemporaine.
Scènes de la vie de campagne.
Scènes de la vie parisienne. Splendeurs et misères des courtisanes. 4,
Scènes de la vie politique. L'envers de l'histoire contemporaine. 2,
IN ENGLISH TRANSLATION:
1826 Paul Allen, edited History
of the Expedition Under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, to the
Sources of the Missouri, Thence Across the Rocky Mountains and Down the
River Columbia to the Pacific Ocean (vol1) (volume
2) (1814), by Meriwether Lewis, William Clark, and Nicholas Biddle
1795 Bénigne Gagnereaux, French painter born on 24 September 1756. [La Révolution n'a pas besoin de peintres?]
1678 Andrew Marvell, author [Do you marvel at Marvell?]. MARVELL ONLINE: The First Annniversary of the Government under His Highness the Lord Protector, The Last Instructions to a Painter, Miscellaneous Poems, Miscellaneous Poems (another site)
1652 de Beaune, mathematician
1642 Guido Reni Le Guide, Italian Baroque era painter born on 04 November 1575. MORE ON RENI AT ART 4 AUGUST LINKS Phoebus and the Hours, Preceded by Aurora The Boy Bacchus Drinking Bacchus Baptism of Christ Massacre of the Innocents St Joseph with the Infant Jesus a slightly different St Joseph with the Infant Jesus, from Reni's workshop The Penitent St Mary Magdalene a different The Penitent St Mary Magdalene The Triumph of Samson David with the Head of Goliath Moses The Abduction of Dejanira Atalanta and Hippomenes _ an almost identical, later Atalanta and Hippomenes Cleopatra Charity, Susannah & the Elders Deianeira Abducted by the Centaur Nessus Baptism of Christ, The Coronation of the Virgin Angels in Glory, after Luca Cambiaso The Holy Family with St. Clare Head of an Old Man Holy Family with Two Angels Girl Carrying a Cushion, after Parmigianino Girl With a Crucifix, (after Parmigianino) The Madonna and Child with Saint The Holy Family Portrait of an Old Woman 24 prints at FAMSF
| Births which occurred on
an 18 August:
1922 Alain Robbe-Grillet France, novelist (Voyeur)
1919 Walter J Hickel (Gov-R-Alaska)/US Secretary of Interior (1969-71)
1917 Casper Weinberger US Secretary of Defense (1981-87)
1916 Elsa Morante Italy, writer (L'isola di Arturo)
1904 Max Factor Jr CEO (Max Factor Cosmetics)
1894 The US Bureau of Immigration is established by Congress.
1872 René Victor Auberjonois, Swiss artist who died in 1957.
1869 Carl Clemens Moritz Rungius, German~US painter specialized in wildlife who died in 1959 LINKS
1862 Frederick Cayley Robinson, British artist who died on 04 January 1927. LINKS
1859 Anna Kirstine Ancher, Danish painter who married painter Michael Ancher [09 June 1849 1927] in 1880 and died in 1935 MORE ON ANNA ANCHER AT ART 4 AUGUST LINKS Tulips Sunshine Room Wedding in Skagen Girl in the Kitchen Carving a Stick Sunshine in the Blue Room Anna's Living Room Young Woman in Front of a Mirror
1855 Alfred Wallis, British painter who died on 29 August 1942.
1835 Telemaco Signorini, Italian painter who died on 10 February 1901.
1834 Marshall Field founded Chicago-based store chain
1828 Daniel Henry Deniehy, author. DENIEHY ONLINE: The Life and Speeches of Daniel Henry Deniehy (co-author Edward Alfred Martin)
1811 Anton Schiffer, Austrian painter who died on 13 June 1876.
1802 Paul Emil Jacobs, German painter who died on 06 January 1866.
1792 John 1st Earl Russell, Whig prime minister of Great Britain (1846-52, 1865-66), an aristocratic liberal, promoter of progressive legislation, and leader of the fight for passage of the Reform Bill of 1832. Prolific author of biography, history, poetry. He died on 28 May 1878.
1778 Fabian Gottlieb von Bellinghausen, first to circumnavigate Antarctica
1774 Meriwether Lewis (explorer: team: Lewis and Clark)
1758 François Louis Joseph Watteau, French painter who died on 01 December 1823. Not to be confused with Jean~Antoine Watteau (1684~1721)
1750 Antonio Salieri, Italian composer (Tatare)
Taylor, English mathematician, discoverer of Taylor's
Theorem that a function may be represented by a Taylor
Taylor's theorem without the remainder was first devised by Taylor in 1712 and published in 1715, but it was not until almost a century later than Lagrange and Cauchy derived approximations of the remainder term after a finite number of terms. These forms are now called the Lagrange remainder and Cauchy remainder.
1587 Virginia Dare, first American born of English parents (in
Virginia, of course) grand-daughter of the Roanoke Island colony governor,
John White, who would leave for England on 27 August 1587 to seek assistance
for the 117 settlers. By the time he came back with a relief expedition
in 1590, there was no trace of any of the settlers, the infant Virginia
included. The mystery of the " lost colony" has never been
elucidated. Were they killed by Indians? Did they join the Croatoan Indian
tribe? No one knows.|
0472 Flavius Ricimer general of the Western Roman Empire, kingmaker