A look back at this date in history
by Bill Edwards
Staff Writer
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August 18, 1934, in The Star: Rev. Chester Quarles, Baptist minister at Newbern, will preach at both the morning and evening services of Parker Memorial Baptist Church in Anniston tomorrow, owing to the absence of Rev. Charles R. Bell Jr., who is away on vacation. Rev. Quarles will be the guest of Rev. Bell's parents for the purpose of his visit. In other church news, the evening services for the main Methodist and Presbyterian churches in Anniston will be merged into one joint service for both congregations; the Presbyterians' Dr. Melton Clark will lead. At Oxford Methodist Church, Rev. P. G. Rice will preach on "Danger of Drifting" at tomorrow morning's service and "Soldiers' Qualities for Christians" at the evening service.

August 18, 1984, in The Star: The congregation of East 22nd Street Baptist Church will celebrate homecoming at tomorrow's services. Rev. G. D. Waits, pastor emeritus, will speak at the 11 a.m. service. The church was founded in August 1947 as Pine Avenue Baptist Church but later moved to its current site a couple of blocks east of Quintard on 22nd.

On August 18 in
1838 —
The first marine expedition sponsored by the U.S. government set sail from Hampton Roads, Va.; the crews traveled the southern Pacific Ocean, gathering scientific information.
1920 — The 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which guaranteed the right of all American women to vote, was ratified as Tennessee became the 36th state to approve it.
1963 — James Meredith became the first black student to graduate from the University of Mississippi.
1969 — The Woodstock Music and Art Fair in Bethel, N.Y., which had fallen behind schedule, finally wound to a close after three nights with a midmorning set performed by Jimi Hendrix.
1983 — Hurricane Alicia slammed into the Texas coast, leaving 21 dead and causing more than a billion dollars' worth of damage.

Tuesday's birthdays: Former first lady Rosalynn Carter is 82. Movie director Roman Polanski is 76. Attorney and author Vincent Bugliosi is 75. Olympic gold medal decathlete Rafer Johnson is 74. Actor-director Robert Redford is 73. Actor-comedian Martin Mull is 66. Rock musician Dennis Elliott is 59. Comedian Elayne Boosler is 57. Actor Patrick Swayze is 57. Country singer Steve Wilkinson (The Wilkinsons) is 54. Actor Denis Leary is 52. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is 48. News anchor Bob Woodruff is 48. The president of Mexico, Felipe Calderon, is 47. Bluegrass musician Jimmy Mattingly is 47. Actor Christian Slater is 40. Actor Edward Norton is 40. Actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner is 39. Actress Kaitlin Olson is 34. Actor-writer-director Hadjii is 33. Actor-comedian Andy Samberg (Saturday Night Live) is 31.
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