August 18: a date steeped in history

Last updated October 19, 2020 at 05:33 AM

Today Tuesday, August 18, is a day like any other for many. But on this date, a lot of historical event happened.

This date of August 18 is one of the dates when the most important events took place. We will proceed by date.


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The story of August 18 following the year



Genghis Khan, one of the world's greatest conquerors, dies. At the time, the Mongol Empire founded by Khan stretched across Asia.



John White, the leader of 117 settlers sent in 1587 to Roanoke Island (North Carolina) to establish a colony, returned from a trip to England to find the colony deserted. No trace of the settlers is ever found.



Adolph Ochs takes over The New York Times, saying his goal is to give “the news, all the news, in a concise and attractive form, in a language accepted in a good society, and to deliver it sooner, if not much sooner than the other media have time to apprendre"



Tennessee ratifies the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, guaranteeing women's suffrage. This step gives the amendment the approval of a sufficient number of states for it to take effect.



The first women's cross-country aerial derby (an air race contested around London) begins. Louise McPhetridge Thaden takes first prize in the heavier aircraft category, while Phoebe Fairgrave Omlie finishes first in the lighter aircraft category.



James Meredith becomes the first African-American to graduate from the University of Mississippi. Meredith's enrollment as the college's first black student followed a legal battle and deadly riots on campus.



Two spectators die at the festival of Woodstock Music and Art Fair in Bethel, New York. One from a heroin overdose, the other from a ruptured appendix.



Ohio medic Donald Harvey was sentenced to three life sentences for poisoning 24 patients.



Dennis Rader, the killer who nicknamed himself BTK (Bander, Torture, Kill) is sentenced to 10 consecutive life sentences. He terrorized Wichita, Kansas, killing 10 people including several families between 1974 and 1991.



Historic Kapellebrug (Chapel Bridge) in Lucerne, Switzerland burns down, destroying 147 of its decorative paintings. It was built in 1365.



Edelmiro Cavazos, mayor of Santiago, Nuevo Leon, is found handcuffed, blindfolded and dead after his kidnapping three days earlier. He was the champion of organized crime suppression and police corruption in Mexico.


Last updated October 19, 2020 at 05:33 AM



We will close this article on August 18th by recommending the other events that have happened in this special month. Sturgeon: The first full moon in August has started et Today is international left-handed day.


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