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Infoplease - This Day in History

Events from This Day in History from the Editors of Infoplease

Published: Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:00:00 UTC

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August 18, 1587: Virginia Dare became the first child of English parents born in North America.

August 18, 1894: Congress established the Bureau of Immigration, forerunner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

August 18, 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.

August 18, 1958: Vladimir Nabokov's novel Lolita was published.

August 18, 1963: James Meredith became the first African American to graduate from the University of Mississippi.