August 18: US Women Get the Vote
AUGUST 18, 1920 — AMERICAN WOMEN GET THE RIGHT TO VOTE!
On August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified, giving women the right to vote. Also on August 18 — helium was discovered, the Pendle Witches were put on trial, and the “Hardest Day” of the Battle of Britain took place.
August 18 birthdays include department store magnate Marshall Field, crime writer Vincent Bugliosi, Meriwether Lewis of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, actors Patrick Swayze and Robert Redford, and sports legend Roberto Clemente were born. Business leaders Walter Chrysler and Joseph Seagram died, along with Genghis Khan, Don Pardo, and B. F. Skinner.
There’s plenty to celebrate on August 18. Pakistan celebrates Arbor Day, Thailand observes National Science Day, and Australia commemorates Long Tan Day. Don’t forget that it’s also National Ice Cream Pie Day and National Fajita Day!
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