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A total solar eclipse occurred on August 18, 1868.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_eclipse_of_August_18,_1868

On August 18, 1868, Pierre Jules Cesar Janssen discovered helium in the spectrum of the Sun during a solar eclipse.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Jules_C%C3%A9sar_Janssen



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Festival of Vinalia Rustica
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44436251/vinalia-rustica/



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The 2005 Java-Bali Blackout was a power outage across Java and Bali on 18 August 2005, affecting some 100 million people.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_Java%E2%80%93Bali_Blackout

The Bangkok Planetarium opened on 18 August 1964
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangkok_Planetarium



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The Discoverer 14 spy satellite was launched on the 18th August 1960 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discoverer_14

The Suisei (Planet-A) spaceprobe was launched on the 18th August 1985
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suisei_%28probe%29

Marcopolo 2 was launched on 18 August 1990.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thor_%28satellite%29#Marcopolo_2_.28Thor_1.29

Karl Jatho made his first flight in August 1903
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Jatho



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Umberto Guidoni (born in Rome 18 August 1954) is an Italian politician and a former ESA astronaut.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44502594/umberto-guidoni/

Lydia Vladimirovna Litvyak (August 18, 1921 - August 1, 1943) was a fighter pilot in the Soviet Air Force during WW II.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lydia_Litvyak

Virginia Dare (born August 18, 1587, date of death unknown) was the first child born in the Americas to English parents
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia_Dare

Brook Taylor (18 August 1685 - 30 November 1731) was an English mathematician
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44502585/brook-taylor-frs-1685-1731/

Dr. Taher Elgamal (born 18 August 1955) is an Egyptian cryptographer. 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taher_ElGamal

Rudolf König (August 18, 1865 - January 30, 1927) was an Austrian merchant, amateur astronomer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolf_K%C3%B6nig



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The 2000 AD Dan Dare strip ended in prog 126 (18 August 1979)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Dare#2000_AD



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NGC 2653 was discovered by German astronomer Wilhelm Tempel on the 18th August 1882.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58342615/ngc-2653/

NGC 2654 was discovered by German astronomer Wilhelm Tempel on the 18th August 1882.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58342614/ngc-2654/

NGC 2685 was discovered by German astronomer Wilhelm Tempel on the 18th August 1882.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58342608/ngc-2685/

NGC 6578 was discovered by American astronomer Edward Charles Pickering on the 18th August 1882.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58342601/ngc-6578/

NGC 6741 was discovered by American astronomer Edward Charles Pickering on the 18th August 1882.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58350801/ngc-6741/

NGC 6904 was discovered by British astronomer John Herschel on the 18th August 1828. 
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58342593/ngc-6904/

NGC 7040 was discovered by American astronomer Mark Walrod Harrington on the 18th August 1882.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58342590/ngc-7040/

NGC 7043 was discovered by German astronomer Albert Marth on the 18th August 1863.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58342585/ngc-7043/



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P Cygni was first observed on 18 August (Gregorian) 1600 by Willem Janszoon Blaeu
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t7888735/p-cygni/

Phobos was discovered by astronomer Asaph Hall on 18 August 1877
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t4042025/phobos-and-deimos/

Asteroid (239) Adrastea was discovered by Johann Palisa on August 18, 1884 in Vienna.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/239_Adrastea

Comet C/390 Q1 made its closest approach to the Earth (0.1002 AU, 14.9 million km) on the 18th August 390 AD
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=DFgMAaU3vA8C&pg=PA78#v=onepage&q&f=false

August 18, 1868 comet
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t58341704/august-18-1868-comet/

On 18 August 2008, the amateur astronomer Stanislav Maticic discovered the comet C/2008 Q1 (Maticic)
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t20107912/comet-c2008-q1-maticic/

The 1783 Great Meteor was an unusually bright bolide observed on August 18, 1783, from the British Isles
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t37714085/great-meteor-of-august-18-1783/



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Meteorites

The Cabezo de Mayo (L/LL6) meteorite fell in Murcia, Spain, on the 18th August 1870.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44502394/cabezo-de-mayo-meteorite/

The Kamalpur (L6) meteorite fell in Uttar Pradesh, India, on the 18th August 1942.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44502397/kamalpur-meteorite/

The Naragh (H6) meteorite fell in Esfahan, Iran, on the 18th August 1974.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44502402/naragh-meteorite/ #Anniversary

The Zhuanghe (H5) meteorite fell in Liaoning, China, on the 18th August, 1976.
http://astronomy.activeboard.com/t44502410/zhuanghe-meteorite/



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