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This was 230th day of the year and 135 days remained in the year.

August 18 Birthdays

Virginia Dare
1587, first white child of English parents to be born in America.

Meriwether Lewis
explorer (1774)

Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
diplomat (1900)

Shelley Winters
actress (1920)

Rosalynn Smith Carter
first lady (1927)

Roman Polanski
film director (1933)

Roberto Clemente
baseball player (1934)

Robert Redford
actor and director (1937)

Patrick Swayze
actor (1952)

Christian Slater
actor (1969)

August 18 in History


Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan died in China.


Virginia Dare became the first child of English parents born in North America.


Congress established the Bureau of Immigration, forerunner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service.


When Tennessee ratified the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, the three-quarters of the states necessary was achieved and American women got the right to vote.


Spanish poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca was shot and killed by Franco's soldiers during the Spanish Civil War .


Vladimir Nabokov's novel Lolita was published.


James Meredith became the first African American to graduate from the University of Mississippi.

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