What Happened on August 18, 1920

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • 1st class cricket debut of Walter Hammond
  • 22 year old representative Harry T. Burn is deciding vote in Tennessee's and thus America's ratification of the 19th Amendment after letter from his mother
  • US ratifies the 19th Amendment to the constitution bringing in women's suffrage, when Tennessee votes to ratify

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Kennedy, baseball player

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Shelley Winters, actress (A Place in the Sun, A Patch of Blue & Poseidon Adventure), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2006)

  • [Thomas] Godfrey Evans, English cricket keeper (1950's)