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August Events

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August 18th, 2005EventDennis Rader is sentenced to 175 years in prison for the BTK serial killings.
August 18th, 2005EventMassive power blackout hits the Indonesian island of Java, affecting almost 100 million people.
August 18th, 2004EventIn Dublin, Ireland the Dublin Port Tunnel excavation works are completed.
August 18th, 2000EventFederal jury found 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.
August 18th, 1992EventWang Laboratories files for bankruptcy.
August 18th, 1989EventLeading presidential hopeful Luis Carlos Galan is assassinated near Bogota in Colombia.
August 18th, 1983EventHurricane Alicia hits the Texas coast, killing 22 people and causing over USD $1 billion in damage (1983 dollars).
August 18th, 1982EventJapanese election law is amended to allow for proportional representation.
August 18th, 1977EventSteve Biko was arrested at a police roadblock under the Terrorism Act No 83 of 1967 in King William s Town, South Africa. He would later die of the injuries sustained during this arrest bringing attention to apartheid.
August 18th, 1976EventIn the Korean Demilitarized Zone at Panmunjeom, the Axe Murder Incident results in the death of two US soldiers.

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