Monday, August 18, 2008

August 18

On August 18, 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote, was ratified and adopted.

On August 16, (I missed this one the other day!) 1845, the anti-slavery writer and activist Fredrick Douglass left America for England and Ireland where he travelled and gave many highly-attended lectures for 2 years.