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On August 18, 1969: Actor Christian Slater was born in New York City. Appearing in numerous big budget films as well as in various smaller cult films, Slater also has a long history in Broadway, first appearing opposite Dick Van Dyke in a revival of The Music Man. He is best-known for his role in the 1991 box office smash-hit Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. 


On August 18, 1961: Timothy Geithner was born in Brooklyn. Over the past decade and a half, he has served as U.S Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs, he served as the 9th President of the Federal Reserve Bank, and served as the 75th United States Secretary of Treasury.

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On August 18, 1896: Adolph Ochs bought The New York Times as a small and struggling entity. He is known for having renewed the paper’s focus on objective journalism and for drastically reducing the daily sale price of the paper to keep it afloat. His daughter, Iphigene Ochs Sulzberger is also seen as a central figure in the paper’s history.

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