18 August 2021: This day in history

1737: First public admittance to the Salon de Paris art exhibition at the Louvre in Paris

1838: United States Exploring Expedition headed by Charles Wilkes departs for the Pacific Ocean and Antarctica

1914: US President Woodrow Wilson issues “Proclamation of Neutrality”

1919: Anti-Cigarette League of America forms in Chicago, Illinois

1920: 22 year old representative Harry T. Burn is deciding vote in Tennessee’s and thus America’s ratification of the 19th Amendment to the constitution allowing women’s suffrage after letter from his mother

1940: Battle of Britain: The air battle known as “The Hardest Day” occurs; Luftwaffe lose approximately 69 aircraft and the RAF lose 68 in one of the largest ever air battles


Source: Onthisday.com

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