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Today is August 18th, 2019 and is a Sunday.

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2005: A massive power blackout hits the Indonesian island of Java, affecting almost 100 million people, the one of the largest and most widespread power outages in history.

1989: Leading presidential hopeful Luis Carlos Galán is assassinated near Bogotá in Colombia.

1983: Hurricane Alicia hits the Texas coast, killing 22 people and causing over US$1 billion in damage (1983 dollars).

1977: Steve Biko is 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 South Africa's apartheid policies.

1976: In the Korean Demilitarized Zone at Panmunjom, the Axe murder incident results in the death of two US soldiers.