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Today in History- August 18th

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1774 Meriwether Lewis, explorer
1904 Max Factor, make up maker
1922 Shelley Winters, actress (A Patch of Blue, The Diary of Anne Frank, Alfie(66), Lolita)
1933 Roman Polanski, director/ writer (Rosemary's Baby, Chinatown)
1934 Vincent Bugliosi, lawyer/ author (Helter Skelter)
1937 Robert Redford, actor/ director (The Way We Were, The Natural, All the President's Men, The Horse Whisperer)
1943 Martin Mull, comedian/ actor (Principal Willard Kraft from Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Clue, Mr. Mom)
1952 Elayne Boosler, comedian/ Balderdash host
1952 Patrick Swayze, actor (Dirty Dancing, Ghost)
1957 Denis Leary, comedian/ actor (Ice Age, The Sandlot, The Ref, Rescue Me)
1958 Madeleine Stowe,actress (We Were Soldiers, Bad Girls, The General's Daughter)
1969 Edward Norton, actor (Fight Club, American History X, The Italian Job, Primal Fear)
1969 Christian Slater, actor (Very Bad Things, Murder in the First, Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles)
1970 Malcolm-Jamal Warner, actor (Theo from The Cosby Show, The Magic School Bus)

1227 Genghis Khan, military leader

1590 Roanoke Colony found by Governor John White to be empty.
1920 19th Amendment passed giving women the right to vote.

History Lesson:

Weird connection- Roman Polanski was married to Sharon Tate. She was murder by Charles Manson's "family". Vincent Bugliosi was the prosecutor of the Manson case.

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