Thursday, August 18, 2011

August 18

Track Year Event Artist Song Album
1 1572 Marriage in Paris of the future Huguenot King Henry IV of Navarre to Marguerite de Valois, in a supposed attempt to reconcile Protestants and Catholics. The Descendents Marriage Milo Goes to College
2 1587 Virginia Dare, granddaughter of governor John White of the Colony of Roanoke, becomes the first English child born in the Americas. The Rolling Stones Sweet Virginia Exile on Main St.
3 1634 Urbain Grandier, accused and convicted of sorcery, is burned alive in Loudun, France. Nougaro L'Amour Sorcier Grand Angle Sur: The Best of Claude Nougaro
4 1783 A huge fireball meteor is seen across the United Kingdom as it passes over the east coast. Tommy James & the Shondells Ball of Fire The Very Best of Tommy James and the Shondells
5 1938 The Thousand Islands Bridge, connecting New York State, United States with Ontario, Canada over the St. Lawrence River, is dedicated by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Braid Bridge to Canada Movie Music Vol. Two
6 1958 Vladimir Nabokov's controversial novel Lolita is published in the United States. Mustard Plug Lolita Pray for Mojo
7 2000 A Federal jury finds the US EPA guilty of discrimination against Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, later inspiring passage of the No FEAR Act. Doves There Goes the Fear Last Broadcast

(Historical facts about August 18 are from Wikipedia.)

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