On This Day: August 18th
This is 231st day of the year and 135 days remain in the year.
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.
Vladimir Nabokov's novel Lolita was published.
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.
Robert Redfordactor and director
Rosalynn Smith Carterfirst lady
Roberto Clementebaseball player
Vijaya Lakshmi Panditdiplomat
Roman Polanskifilm director