Learn about the most important holidays and events August 18 in history
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Today we celebrate the day the Evstigney-of Zhitnik
Today, August 18, the 230th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. Before the end of the year there are 135 days. Birthday Boy – Nona. World stray animals day. In Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan is celebrated on 18 August, the Day of border guards. In Tajikistan today, the Day of the doctor, and Thailand celebrate the national science day.
“Today” writes, a birthday is celebrated by Ukrainians on 18 August 2019. In addition, we tell about the most interesting and important events that happened in history on this day, as well as about the main signs for August 18.
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August 18: what a holiday today
August 18 in the national calendar day of Evstigney-of Zhitnik. Farmers have made a special ceremony to crops soon ripen. Traditionally, you had to eat this day bread with onions, washed down with kvass. And another big success is considered to this day to find on the field the stalk with 12 spikes. Grain stored with him until next spring and the first seeded.
August 18 was a widespread tradition according to which it was forbidden to eat bread without salt or onions (also advised to drink bread kvas). Our ancestors believed that this custom will help you to live in abundance and keep food stocks until the next spring.
Signs for August 18
- What is the weather on August 18 – this is it.
- If your bow sight 18 Aug – it was thought that the farmer lost the crop.
- It is impossible in the field to sing – just down the road.
- Leeches on the surface of the water up – rain.
- Earthworms crawled out August 18 from the ground – wait for the rain.
- The evening echo is heard far – warm day.
- If the echo August 18 deaf, the next day will be cloudy.
18 Aug: important and interesting events in Ukraine and the world
1572 in Paris was the marriage of Margaret of Valois and Henry of Navarre, the wedding feast turned into a massacre, which is known under the name “St. Bartholomew”.
1649 – the Zaporozhian Hetman Bohdan Khmelnytsky concluded with the Polish king Jan Kazimierz Zborowski contract.
1868 – French astronomer Pierre Janssen discovered in the solar spectrum of a new element – helium.
1920 – ratified the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave right to vote to women.
1968 – the leadership of the Warsaw Pact countries approved the deployment of troops to Czechoslovakia to suppress the attempts to liberalize the political system, which is known as the “Prague spring”.
Who was born on August 18
1824 – French Metallurgist Pierre Martin, who created the first melting furnace to produce steel, is named after him.
1933 is an American film Director, actor, producer and screenwriter, winner of the award “Oscar” Roman Polanski.
1952 – American actor, dancer and singer Patrick Swayze.
1957 is a French actress Carole bouquet.
1969 – American actor, film Director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer and editor, philanthropist Edward Norton.
Earlier, we wrote about holidays and celebrations in August 2019 in Ukraine. In addition, the “Today” told when they Rescue in 2019: the exact dates for your favorite summer holidays.
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