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This Day in History for August 18 – Women Win the Vote and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1894 – Congress establishes the Bureau of Immigration, forerunner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (More info)

1920 – The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing women’s right to vote (More info)

1958 – Vladimir Nabokov’s controversial novel ‘Lolita’ is published in the United States (More info)

1963 – James Meredith becomes the first African-American to graduate from the University of Mississippi (More info)

1977 – Steve Biko dies from injuries sustained after being arrested in King William’s Town, South Africa, bringing attention to South Africa’s apartheid policies (More info)

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