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August 18: This Day That Year

August 18

- 1227 - Genghis Khan, Mongol conqueror, dies (age 65, born 1162).

- 1792 - Birthday: John Russell, British PM (Whig: 1846-52 & 1865-66), born in Mayfair, Middlesex (age 85, died May 28,1878)

- 1894 - USA: Bureau of Immigration created by Congress.

- 1896 - Adolph Ochs buys NY Times.

- 1940 - Walter Chrysler, founder of car company Chrysler, dies (age 65, born April 2, 1875).

- 1945 - Sukarno elected 1st President of Indonesia.

- 1949 - Hungary adopts its constitution.

- 1969 - USA: Woodstock Music & Art Fair (400,000 onsite audience) closes with Jimi Hendrix/Band of Gypsys as the final play.

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