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On This Day: August 18th

This is 230th day of the year and 135 days remain in the year.

in history
1227
Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan died in China.
1587
Virginia Dare became the first child of English parents born in North America.
1894
Congress established the Bureau of Immigration, forerunner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service.
1920
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.
1936
Spanish poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca was shot and killed by Franco's soldiers during the Spanish Civil War .
1958
Vladimir Nabokov's novel Lolita was published.
1963
James Meredith became the first African American to graduate from the University of Mississippi.
August 18 BirthdaysVirginia Dare1587, first white child of English parents to be born in America.
Shelley Wintersactress
Meriwether Lewisexplorer
Robert Redfordactor and director
Rosalynn Smith Carterfirst lady
Roberto Clementebaseball player
Vijaya Lakshmi Panditdiplomat
Patrick Swayzeactor
Christian Slateractor
Roman Polanskifilm director



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