These days is Wednesday, Aug. 18, the 230th working day of 2021. There are 135 times left in the calendar year.
On August 18, 1894, Congress proven the Bureau of Immigration.
In 1587, Virginia Dare turned the first child of English mothers and fathers to be born in present-day America, on what is now Roanoke Island in North Carolina. (On the other hand, the Roanoke colony finished up mysteriously disappearing.)
In 1846, all through the Mexican-American War, U.S. forces led by Gen. Stephen W. Kearny occupied Santa Fe in present-working day New Mexico.
In 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Structure, guaranteeing American women’s correct to vote, was ratified as Tennessee grew to become the 36th condition to approve it.
In 1954, for the duration of the Eisenhower administration, Assistant Secretary of Labor James Ernest Wilkins became the initially Black official to attend a assembly of the president’s Cabinet as he sat in for Labor Secretary James P. Mitchell.
In 1958, the novel “Lolita” by Vladimir Nabokov was very first published in New York by G.P. Putnam’s Sons, pretty much 3 several years soon after it was at first printed in Paris.
In 1963, James Meredith grew to become the first Black student to graduate from the College of Mississippi.
In 1969, the Woodstock Tunes and Art Fair in Bethel, New York, wound to a near following 3 nights with a mid-morning set by Jimi Hendrix.
In 1983, Hurricane Alicia slammed into the Texas coast, leaving 21 lifeless and resulting in much more than a billion dollars’ well worth of damage.
In 1988, Vice President George H.W. Bush recognized the presidential nomination of the Republican National Conference in New Orleans.
In 1993, a decide in Sarasota, Fla., ruled that Kimberly Mays, the 14-12 months-outdated woman who experienced been switched at start with an additional infant, need by no means once again see her biological mom and dad, Ernest and Regina Twigg, in accordance with her stated wishes. (Nonetheless, Kimberly afterwards moved in with the Twiggs.)
In 2014, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon requested the Nationwide Guard to Ferguson, a suburb of St. Louis convulsed by protests in excess of the lethal taking pictures of a Black teenager. Don Pardo, 96, a strong radio and tv announcer known for his introductions with a booming baritone on “Saturday Night Live” and other reveals, died in Tucson, Arizona.
In 2017, Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump’s best White Dwelling strategist, was pressured out of his write-up by Trump.
10 many years in the past: President Barack Obama and European leaders demanded that Syrian President Bashar Assad resign, expressing his brutal suppression of his men and women produced him unfit to direct.
Five a long time ago: For the initially time considering the fact that declaring his presidential operate, Republican Donald Trump provided an apology to people who may possibly have been damage by his caustic remarks, stating he regretted some of what he had claimed “in the warmth of debate.”
A person yr ago: Democrats formally manufactured Joe Biden their 2020 presidential nominee at their all-virtual nationwide convention.
Today’s Birthdays: Previous to start with woman Rosalynn (ROH’-zuh-lihn) Carter is 94. Motion picture director Roman Polanski is 88. Actor-director Robert Redford is 85. Actor Henry G. Sanders is 79. Actor-comic Martin Mull is 78. R&B singer Sarah Sprint (LaBelle) is 76. Rock musician Dennis Elliott is 71. Comic Elayne Boosler is 69. Actor Denis Leary is 64.