Stamford Advocate

TODAY IN HISTORY

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TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT August 18, 1894

Congress establishe­d the Bureau of Immigratio­n.

ON THIS DATE 1587

Virginia Dare became the first child of English parents to be born in present-day America, on what is now Roanoke Island in North Carolina.

1920

The 19th Amendment to the Constituti­on, guaranteei­ng American women’s right to vote, was ratified as Tennessee became the 36th state to approve it.

1958

The novel “Lolita” by Vladimir Nabokov was first published in New York by G.P. Putnam’s Sons, almost three years after it was originally published in Paris.

1969

The Woodstock Music and Art Fair in Bethel, New York, wound to a close after three nights with a mid-morning set by Jimi Hendrix.

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