ON THIS DAY - August 18th:

1919 - Anti-Cigarette League of America forms in Chicago Illinois

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1931 - Lou Gehrig hitless in Detroit, his 1,000th consecutively played game
1937 - 1st FM radio construction permit issued (W1X0J (WGTR) in Boston MA)
986 - John Tesh's 1st appearance on Entertainment Tonight

HAPPY BIRTHDAY / ANNIVERSARY TO:

1920 - Shelley Winters, St Louis Missouri, actress (A Place in the Sun, A Patch of Blue & Poseidon Adventure), (d. 2006)
1936 - Robert Redford, American actor (Sting, Candidate, Natural, Great Gatsby), born in Santa Monica, California
1943 - Martin Mull, actor/comedian (Bad Manners, Flick, Serial), born in Chicago, Illinois

GOODBYE TO:

2014 - Don Pardo, TV announcer (Jeopardy, Saturday Night Live), dies at 96

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