History & Quotes / Knowledge

Other Notable Events for August 18

On this date in history:

In 1227, Genghis Khan, the Mongol leader who forged an empire stretching from the east coast of China west to the Aral Sea, died in camp during a campaign against the Chinese kingdom of Xi Xia.

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Notable Birthdays for August 18

Those born on this date include:

- Virginia Dare, first English settler born in the American colonies, in 1587
- Italian composer Antonio Salieri in 1750
- explorer Meriwether Lewis in 1774
- Chicago department store ...

Astronomy

Today is Monday, Aug. 18, the 230th day of 2014 with 135 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Mars, Mercury and Saturn.