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  1. On 18 August 1913, in Monte Carlo Casino, 26 roulette spins in a row landed on black. The odds of such an occurrence are 1 in 66.6 million. Many gamblers lost millions of francs as they continually (and incorrectly) reasoned that red was due to come up next.

  2. Many Jewish families arrested during the Holocaust have been commemorated with gold bricks in the streets memorializing where lived. As of August 20, 2014, there have been laid over 48,000 Stolpersteine in 18 countries in Europe, making the project the world's largest memorial.

  3. Female lays up to 20 eggs (usually 6 to 18) from the May to August. Babies are 6 inches long at birth. They need to fend for themselves from the moment of birth.

  4. Saros is a predictable 18-year 11-day 8-hour cycle of eclipses. This means the upcoming eclipse in the US is actually a sister of the August 1999 total eclipse that affected Europe. Both are referred to as Saros 145 eclipses.

  5. Hustler showed the first "pink-shots" (open vulvas) in 1974. In 1975, Flynt paid paparazzo $18,000 and published nude pictures of former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in the August issue

  6. The lowest golf course in the world is located in Death Valley. The Furnace Creek Golf Course, with 18 holes, sits 214 below sea level. It is not as popular with golfers during Death Valley's hottest summer days. In August the average temperature is 113.9°F.

  7. That, in August 1979, a British author buried an 18 carat statue of a hare in a public field, then wrote a book detailing clues as to its whereabouts. Tens of thousands of people searched for the hare, with it eventually being unearthed three years later.

  8. A teen oriented version of Men's Health magazine targeted for 13 to 18 year olds lasted only a year between August 2000 and November 2001

  9. August 18, 1940 was the hardest day of the Battle of Britain. London was bombed three times between lunch and teatime, with Britain flying 927 sorties against Germany's 850.

  10. On August 18, 1961, in Capitola and Santa Cruz, California there was an invasion of what people described as chaotic seabirds, these birds were believed to be under the influence of domoic acid, and it was the inspiration for Alfred Hitchcock’s feature film The Birds (1963).

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MSC Oscar is the largest container ship in the world (as of August 2015) The ship was first planned for 18,400 TEU. Upon completion of construction the capacity was 19,224 TEU.

On August 18, 2004 Sen. Edward Kennedy, was placed on the "No Fly" list, and barred from boarding an American Airlines flight from Arlington VA, to Boston MA.

Khaled al-Assad was an archaeologist who was working in the ancient city of Palmyra when it was captured ISIS. He was captured and tortured but refused to reveal the location of the ancient artefacts that he had helped to hide. He was murdered in Tadmur on 18 August 2015 at the age of 83.

About Saros, which an 18-year 11-day cycle of eclipses. This means the upcoming eclipse in the US is actually a sister of the August 1999 eclipse that affected Europe.

In 1974 Larry Flynt purchased pictures of former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis nude for $18,000 and published them in the August 1975 issue of Hustler. That issue made him an overnight millionaire.

That, That 70's Show aired from August 23, 1998, to May 18, 2006