On August 18,1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, guaranteeing American women’s right to vote, was ratified.
In 1954, during the Eisenhower administration, Assistant Secretary of Labor James Ernest Wilkins became the first Black official to attend a meeting of the president’s Cabinet.
In 1958, the novel “Lolita” by Vladimir Nabokov was published in New York by G.P. Putnam’s Sons.
In 1963, James Meredith became the first Black student to graduate from the University of Mississippi.
In 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.
In 1977, the Police made their live debut as a three-piece band when they played at Rebecca’s Birmingham, England. The Police became globally popular in the late 1970s and are generally regarded as one of the first New Wave groups to achieve mainstream success, playing a style of rock that was influenced by punk, reggae, and jazz.
In 2017, President Donald Trump’s top White House strategist, Steve Bannon, was forced out of his post by Trump.