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TENNESSEE RATIFIES WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE AMENDMENT

August 18, 1920


TENNESSEE RATIFIES WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE AMENDMENT 


Nashville, Tennessee (JFK+50) The State of Tennessee today became the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment.


The 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution gives women the right to vote.


A two-thirds vote being necessary for an amendment to become the law of the land, Tennessee’s ratification did the job.*


*The 19th Amendment was formally adopted into the US Constitution by the proclamation of Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby on August 26, 1920.



The Great Seal of the State of Tennessee
                Jackson, Tennessee
         Photo by John White (2011)


August 18, 1962


JFK VISITS YOSEMITE & SAN LUIS DAM


Los Banos, California (JFK+50) President John F. Kennedy attended the groundbreaking ceremonies today for the San Luis Dam.


The San Luis Dam is the cornerstone of the federal government’s $500 million plan to increase the flow of water for irrigation in the region.



                     San Luis Dam
            Los Banos, California
          Photo by Kjkolb (2006)


JFK said:


“The way to move ahead is to realize that we are citizens of one country….& if one state stands still, so do all the rest.”


The President added:


“Our task in the simplest terms is to strengthen the United States….”


Earlier, JFK had paid a visit to Yosemite National Park becoming the 1st President to do so since Theodore Roosevelt.



          Teddy Roosevelt & John Muir
                        on Glacier Point
               Yosemite National Park


August 18, 1963


JAMES MEREDITH GRADUATES FROM OLE MISS


Oxford, Mississippi (JFK+50) James Meredith, the 1st African-American to attend the University of Mississippi, graduated today with a degree in political science.*


*In 1966 while making a solo civil rights march to encourage voter registration, Mr. Meredith was shot by a sniper.



            Sculpture of James Meredith
                University of Mississippi
            Photo by Allspamme (2011)


August 18, 1966


FIRST AUSSIE TASK FORCE DEFEAT VC


Phuoc Tuy Province, South Vietnam (JFK+50) The First Australian Task Force defeated a force of Viet Cong in Phuoc Tuy Province today.


It is reported that 245 VC were killed while the ATF lost 17.



                         Soldier of the
           Royal Australian Regiment


August 18, 1795


PRESIDENT WASHINGTON SIGNS JAY’S TREATY


Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) President George Washington signed a treaty with Great Britain today negotiated by Chief Justice John Jay of New York.


The treaty promises to establish peaceful trade between Great Britain & the United States as well as settling some leftover issues from the American Revolutionary War.


The treaty is officially called “Treaty of Amity, Commerce & Navigation between His British Majesty & the United States of America”.*


*The treaty was opposed by Thomas Jefferson, James Madison & their supporters.  They saw closer ties between Britain & the US as detrimental to “republicanism”.



                      Jay’s Treaty




August 18, 1227


GENGHIS KHAN IS DEAD


Genghis Khan, the Mongul leader whose empire stretches from China to the Aral Sea, died today in camp during a campaign against the Chinese kingdom of Xi Xia.


Khan, 60 years old, ordered, on his deathbed, the kingdom of Xi Xia be destroyed.



              Kazakhstan 100 Tenge Coin



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