August 18 in History
What happened on August 18?
August 18 in History :On this day in 1920, the nineteenth amendment was confirmed after Tennessee – with just one vote – became the 36th state to approve it, taking a 72-year war to win women the right to vote in the United States.
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Festivities in August 2020: See the date and time of the Hindu festivals to be seen this month
Time of Day
Sunday, August 16 Simha Sankranti / Pradosh Vrat
Monday, August 17 Masik Shivaratri
Tuesday, August 18 Darsha / Pithori Vavasya
Friday, August 21 Hartalika Teej
What is the August 18 holiday?
Fajita National Day.
National Catalog Order Day.
National Cream Pie Day.
National Day of Pinot Noir.
DRM Launch Day – Annual Changes (August 18, 2021)
684 – The Battle of Marj Rahit The Umayyad factions defeated the followers of Ibn al-Zubayr and the cement to control the Umayyad in Syria.
1304 – The Battle of Mons-en-Pévèle is fought between French and Flemish troops.
1487 – The siege of Málaga ends with the capture of the city by Castilian and Aragonese troops.
1492 – The first Spanish grammar (Gramática de la lengua castellana) was presented to Queen Isabella I.
1572 – Marriage in Paris, France, of Huguenot King Henry III of Navarre and Margaret of Valois, in an attempt to reconcile Protestants and Catholics.
1590 – John White, governor of the Roanoke Colony, returns from a voyage to England and discovers that his residence has been abandoned.
1612 – The case of the Pendleon witches, one of the most famous cases in England, begins in Lancaster Assizes.
1634 – Urbain Grandier, accused and convicted of witchcraft, is burned alive in Loudun, France.
1721 – The town of Shamakhi Safafid Shirvan is evicted.
1783 – A huge fireball can be seen across Great Britain as it passes along the east coast.
1826 – Major Gordon Laing becomes the first non-Muslim to enter Timbuktu.
1838 – The Wilkes Expedition, which was to explore Puget Sound and Antarctica, measured anchor at Hampton Roads.
1848 – Camila O’Gorman and Ladislao Gutierrez were assassinated on the orders of Argentine dictator Juan Manuel de Rosas.
1864 – American Civil War: Battle of Globe Tavern: Union troops try to cut a key Confederate line in Petersburg, Virginia, by attacking Wilmington and Weldon Railroad.
1868 – French astronomer Pierre Janssen discovers helium.
1870 – Franco-Prussian War: The Gravelotte War is fought.
1891 – A severe storm hits Martinique, leaving 700 dead.
1903 – German engineer Karl Jatho allegedly flies his own aircraft, which has four months to go before the Wright brothers’ first voyage.
1917 – A major fire in Thessalonica, Greece, destroys 32% of the city and leaves 70,000 people homeless.
1920 – The nineteenth amendment to the United States Constitution has been ratified, which guarantees women.
1923 – British Track and Field’s first women’s competition, in London.
1938 – The Thousand Islands Bridge, which connects New York, the United States and Ontario, Canada over the Saint Lawrence River, is dedicated by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
1940 – World War II: The Cold War of the Day, part of the British War. At the time, the biggest aviation involvement in history was the huge losses maintained on both sides.
1945 – Sukarno takes over as Indonesia’s first president, following a recent independence declaration.
1950 – Julien Lahaut, chairman of the Communist Party of Belgium, is assassinated. The Party newspaper accuses the aristocracy and Rexists.
1958 – Vladimir Nabokov’s controversial novel Lolita is published in the United States.
1958 – Bangladesh’s Brojen Das swims across the English Channel in a competition, as the first Bengali and the first Asian to do so. He was the first of 39 competitors.
1963 – Civil rights movement: James Meredith becomes the first African American to graduate from the University of Mississippi.
1965 – Vietnam War: Operation Starlite begins: United States Marines demolish Vietnam Cong fortress on Van Tuong peninsula in the first American war.
1966 – Vietnam War: The Long Tan War followed after the outbreak of troops in the 6th Buthalion, the Royal Australian Regiment clashed with the Vietnam Cong army in the province of Pước Tuy.
1971 – Vietnam War: Australia and New Zealand decide to withdraw their troops from Vietnam.
1976 – A Korean ax attack in Panmunjom results in the death of two US Army police officers.
1977 – Steve Biko was arrested when police blocked a road under Terrorism Act No. 83 of 1967 in King William’s Town, South Africa. He later died of injuries sustained during his imprisonment for apartheid South Africa.
1983 – Hurricane Alicia hit the coast of Texas, killing 21 people and causing more than a billion US dollars (1983 dollars).
1989 – Former president Luis Carlos Galán was assassinated near Bogotá in Colombia.
2003 – One-year-old Zachary Turner was murdered in Newfoundland by his mother, who was given the last right despite being charged with the murder of Zachary’s father. The case was filmed in the film Dear Zachary and led to a change in Canadian bail rules. 
2005 – A huge black lightning strikes the Indonesian island of Java, affecting nearly 100 million people, one of the largest and most widespread power outages in history.
2008 – Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf resigns over allegations of intimidation.
2008 – Afghanistan War: Attack on the Uzbin Valley takes place.
2017 – The first terrorist attack ever convicted in Finland has killed two and injured eight.
2019 – One hundred activists, officials, and other concerned citizens of Iceland hold the funeral of the Okjökull glacier, which completely melted away after covering fifteen square kilometers (15.5 km2).
1305 – Ashikaga Takauji, Japan Shōgun
1450 – Mark Marulić, Croatian poet and author
1458 – Lorenzo Pucci, Catholic cardinal
1497 – Francesco Canova da Milano, Italian composer
1542 – Charles Neville, 6th Earl of Westmorland
1579 – Countess Charlotte Flandrina of Nassau
1587 – Virginia Dare, granddaughter of Governor John White of the Colony of Roanoke, the first child born to English parents in the United States (date of death unknown)
1596 – Jean Bolland, Flemish priest and hagiographer
1605 – Henry Hammond, English church and theologian
1606 – Maria Anna of Spain
1629 – Agneta Horn, Swedish author
1657 – Ferdinando Galli-Bibiena, Italian designer and artist
1685 – Brook Taylor, mathematician and English
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