Good Information in Historical past – August 18

Completely satisfied thirty fifth birthday to Joanna Jędrzejczyk (yoon-JAY-check) the Polish feminine mixed-martial artist who held the UFC’s Ladies’s Strawweight title for two-and-a-half years, placing the ladies’s divisions on the map along with her combination of punishing Muay Thai strike combos, and infectious persona. She holds the document for many profitable strawweight title defenses (5), most consecutive wins at strawweight (8), and is the primary Polish champion and first feminine European champion within the UFC. READ extra about her story… (1987)

Joanna Jędrzejczyk – CC 3.0. KRK.TV

Jędrzejczyk found Muay Thai (kickboxing from Thailand) at 16 years previous, and through her skilled profession Jędrzejczyk gained 5 world titles with a document of 27-3.

This gave her a robust platform with which to launch a foray into the then-very-young world of girls’s combined martial arts. Signing with the UFC in 2014, she gained her first two bouts earlier than difficult the 115 pound ladies’s title in 2015 in opposition to Carla Esparza, whom she demolished within the second spherical by way of technical knockout.

She went on to combat commonly, defending the belt in opposition to Jessica Penne, and Valerie Letourneau throughout which Jędrzejczyk landed 220 important strikes and 70 leg kicks, each information for numbers landed in a championship bout. She once more defended her title for the third time in opposition to Claudia Gadelha, and a 4th time in opposition to fellow Pole, Karolina Kowalkievicz, the latter on the group’s first ever occasion at Madison Sq. Backyard.

Jędrzejczyk beat Jessica Andrade in 2017 and efficiently defended her title for the fifth consecutive time, breaking the information she set in opposition to Letourneau for important strikes and leg kicks landed in a championship bout (225) and (75).

After shedding her sixth title protection, a collection of wins and losses noticed her retire from combined martial arts at 35, saying within the octagon that “It’s been 20 years. I’m turning 35 this yr. I need to be a mother. I need to be a businesswoman. I’ve been coaching twenty years, greater than half of my life. I recognize you all. I like you guys.”

MORE Good Information on this Day:

  • Ringo Starr made his debut with The Beatles at a horticultural society dance– the primary look of John, Paul, George, and Ringo enjoying collectively in public (1962)
  • James Meredith grew to become the primary black individual to graduate from the College of Mississippi (1963)
  • The Police performed stay for the primary time as a three-piece band in Birmingham, England, in a mode influenced by punk, reggae, and jazz that made themone of the primary New Wave teams to realize mainstream success (1977)
  • Canada’s ‘freeway to the Arctic’ opened (Dempster Freeway), from Dawson, Yukon, to Inuvik, Northwest Territories, stretching 457 miles/736 km – a lot of it following an previous sled canine path (1979)
  • Japan‘s election regulation was amended to permit for proportional illustration (1982)
  • Liberia‘s civil battle ended after 14 years when the Complete Peace Accord was signed in Accra, Ghana (2003)

Completely satisfied 86th Birthday to Hollywood star Robert Redford. From his working class roots in California, he grew to become an actor beloved for his roles in The Sting, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Child, The Approach We Had been, and the timeless political journalism thriller All of the President’s Males.

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He was the male lead in Out of Africa, which was an unlimited 1985 field workplace success that gained 7 Oscars, together with Greatest Image. We love every time he performs a cowboy, together with in The Horse Whisperer, which he additionally directed.

He gained the Oscar for Greatest Director for Unusual Individuals—and additional awards for steering The Milagro Beanfield Warfare, A River Runs By It, and The Legend of Bagger Vance, the religious {golfing} film that co-starred Matt Damon and Will Smith.

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He’s additionally founding father of the Sundance Movie Pageant and a famous environmental activist.

Most not too long ago, Redford starred on 2 Netflix streaming movies in 2017: The Discovery and Our Souls at Night time (which was additionally produced by Redford and reunited him with co-star Jane Fonda, who performed reverse him in Barefoot within the Park and The Electrical Horseman). Redford performed an aged financial institution robber within the 2018 drama The Outdated Man & the Gun, for which he acquired a Golden Globe nomination. He briefly reprised his function as Alexander Pierce, the top of S.H.I.E.L.D., in a cameo look in Avengers: Endgame. (1936)


Additionally, on today in 1868, the colorless, odorless, non-toxic gasoline, Helium, was first found. Named for the Greek Titan of the Solar, Helios, it confirmed up as an unknown yellow spectral line signature throughout a photo voltaic eclipse.

Norman Lockyer was the primary to suggest that it was a brand new aspect, which he named. The second most plentiful aspect within the observable universe, most helium within the universe is helium-4, the overwhelming majority of which was fashioned throughout the Huge Bang. Used within the cooling of superconducting magnets, in MRI scanners, and for arc welding, a widely known however minor use is as a lifting gasoline in balloons and airships.

102 years in the past right this moment, the Nineteenth Modification to the U.S. Structure was ratified, lastly giving ladies the fitting to vote. It was the fruits of a long time of effort by the ladies’s suffrage motion, who lobbied for passage of such a invoice within the Home and Senate for 41 years.

In 1900, Carrie Chapman Catt succeeded Susan B. Anthony as president of the Nationwide American Girl Suffrage Affiliation. Catt refocused the group’s vitality on the passage of the federal modification, calling her technique ‘The Successful Plan’. By 1915, NAWSA was a big, highly effective group, with 44 state chapters and greater than two million members.

After they gained in Congress, they needed to persuade 2/3 of the states to ratify. Tennessee was the final of the required 36 to safe adoption into regulation, thus enfranchising with a political voice 26 million American ladies. WATCH a Brief Historical past of Suffrage beneath… (1920)


And, 53 years in the past right this moment, the huge music pageant at Woodstock, after many rain delays, concluded with a dawn efficiency by Jimi Hendrix, who performed The Star Spangled Banner. The guitarist and his band was the final act to carry out on the pageant, enjoying a two-hour set on Monday morning.

At 8:30 his shock psychedelic rendition of the U.S. nationwide anthem reminded the remaining 200,000 hippies that they had been basically People, similar to all their neighbors—then he segued into Purple Haze. (1969)

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