Today in History

    What happened on the 18th of August in history?

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    • 1227
      Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan died.
    • 1587
      Virginia Dare 1st child of English parents to be born in America
    • 1835
      The last of the Pottawatomie Indians leave Chicago
    • 1846
      US forces led by Gen. Stephen W. Kearney captured Santa Fe NM
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    • 1868
      Pierre Janssan discovers helium in solar spectrum during eclipse
    • 1914
      Pres Wilson issues Proclamation of Neutrality
    • 1920
      Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment which guarantees the right of all American women to vote.
    • 1938
      FDR dedicates the Thousand Islands Bridge connecting US & Canada.
    • 1954
      Asst Sec of Labor James Wilkins became 1st black to attend Cabinet
    • 1958
      Lolita - by Vladimir Nabokov published.
    • 1958
      Investigation starts of TV Game show scandal
    • 1960
      1st photograph bounced off a satellite Cedar Rapids Iowa
    • 1963
      James Meredith became 1st black graduate from U of Mississippi
    • 1976
      USSR's Luna 24 softlands on the Moon
    • 1982
      1st time NYSE tops 100 million figure 132.69 million shares traded
    • 1986
      Crockett's Tavern opens in Fort Wilderness
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