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  • Herzogenaurach, Germany
    Thursday Aug 18, 1949

    Adidas

    Adi Dassler Formed Adidas AG

    Herzogenaurach, Germany
    Thursday Aug 18, 1949

    Dassler forming a company formally registered as Adidas AG from Adi Dassler on 18 August 1949.




  • Torit, South Sudan
    Thursday Aug 18, 1955

    First Sudanese Civil War

    Members of The British-administered Sudan Defence Force Equatorial Corps Mutinied

    Torit, South Sudan
    Thursday Aug 18, 1955

    On 18 August 1955, members of the British-administered Sudan Defence Force Equatorial Corps mutinied in Torit, and in the following days in Juba, Yei, and Maridi.




  • U.S.
    Saturday Aug 18, 1973

    Computer animation

    Westworld

    U.S.
    Saturday Aug 18, 1973

    The first feature film to use digital image processing was the 1973 movie Westworld, a science-fiction film written and directed by novelist Michael Crichton, in which humanoid robots live amongst the humans. John Whitney, Jr, and Gary Demos at Information International, Inc. digitally processed motion-picture photography to appear pixelized in order to portray the Gunslinger android's point of view.




  • Abadan, Iran
    Thursday Aug 18, 1977

    Iranian Revolution

    Cinema Rex fire

    Abadan, Iran
    Thursday Aug 18, 1977

    On 19 August, in the southwestern city of Abadan, four arsonists barred the door of the Cinema Rex movie theatre and set it on fire. In what was the largest terrorist attack in history prior to the 11 September 2001 attacks, 422 people inside the theatre were burned to death. Khomeini immediately blamed the Shah and SAVAK for setting the fire. Due to the pervasive revolutionary atmosphere, the public also blamed the Shah for starting the fire, despite the government's insistence that they were uninvolved.




  • Japan
    Monday Aug 18, 2008

    Bitcoin

    "bitcoin.org"

    Japan
    Monday Aug 18, 2008

    The domain name "bitcoin.org" was registered on 18 August 2008.




  • U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 18, 2009

    Shaquille O'Neal

    O'Neal starred in a reality show called Shaq Vs.

    U.S.
    Tuesday Aug 18, 2009

    O'Neal starred in a reality show called Shaq Vs. which premiered on August 18, 2009, on ABC. The show featured O'Neal competing against other athletes at their own sports.




  • U.S.
    Thursday Aug 18, 2016

    Uber

    The cars are modified version of the Volvo sports utility vehicle equipped with Uber's technology for self-driving

    U.S.
    Thursday Aug 18, 2016

    Uber announces plans to launch service with self-driving cars in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where its robotics research facility, built with employees poached from Carnegie Mellon University in 2015, is located. The cars are modified version of the Volvo sports utility vehicle equipped with Uber's technology for self-driving. Cars will have drivers at the wheel, monitoring the vehicle, as required by law. The move is seen by commentators as the first step in Uber's ambitious goal of replacing its entire fleet with autonomous vehicles.


  • Hawaii, U.S.
    Sunday Aug 18, 2019

    Dwayne Johnson

    Marriage Again

    Hawaii, U.S.
    Sunday Aug 18, 2019

    Johnson and Hashian were married on August 18, 2019, in Hawaii. They have two children.


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