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  • Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan died in China." class="wp-simple-rss-link">August 18, 1227: Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan died in China.

  • Virginia Dare became the first child of English parents born in North America." class="wp-simple-rss-link">August 18, 1587: Virginia Dare became the first child of English parents born in North America.

  • Congress established the Bureau of Immigration, forerunner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service." class="wp-simple-rss-link">August 18, 1894: Congress established the Bureau of Immigration, forerunner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

  • 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." class="wp-simple-rss-link">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.

  • Federico Garcia Lorca was shot and killed by Franco's soldiers during the Spanish Civil War ." class="wp-simple-rss-link">August 18, 1936: Spanish poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca was shot and killed by Franco's soldiers during the Spanish Civil War .

  • Vladimir Nabokov's novel Lolita was published." class="wp-simple-rss-link">August 18, 1958: Vladimir Nabokov's novel Lolita was published.

  • James Meredith became the first African American to graduate from the University of Mississippi." class="wp-simple-rss-link">August 18, 1963: James Meredith became the first African American to graduate from the University of Mississippi.

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