Ephemeris of August 18

Ephemeris of August 18

1966: Beginning of Cultural revolution Chinese: Thousands of "red guards", the majority of them students, march by holding up Mao Zedong's "Little Red Book".

1892: Signature of a Franco-Russian military agreement, which brings the two countries out of their diplomatic isolation.

1850 : Balzac died in Paris, in the rue Fortunée which now bears his name.

1572: To attempt a reconciliation between Protestants and Catholics, Jeanne d'Albret and Catherine de Medici decide to marry their children, Henri de Navarre and Marguerite de Valois.

1227: Death of the Mongol leader Genghis khan.

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