Throwback Thursday: A look back in history on August 18.
On August 18, 1029, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting women the right to vote. Suffragettes, like the women seen in this photo from 1912, had campaigned for years for this moment. One 24-year-old legislator named Harry Burn, who followed his mother’s wishes to vote for ratification, cast the deciding vote.
Credit: LIbrary of Congress
FDR & Truman
President Franklin D. Roosevelt, right, sitting with Harry S. Truman at an outdoor lunch table on August 18, 1944.
"Rear Window" premiere
Actress Grace Kelly and director Alfred Hitchcock pause before watching the Hollywood premiere of their new film “Rear Window” on August 18, 1954 in Hollywood.
u-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers
Francis Gary Powers, pilot of the American U-2 reconnaissance plane shot down over the Soviet Union on May 1, sits in the dock, (left center) in the Hall of Columns, Moscow on the second day of his trial for espionage, August 18, 1960.
Immediately in front of Powers is his defense counsel, Mikhail Griniev. In left foreground are the judges, three high-ranking Soviet officers. Just in front of their bench is a display of equipment said to have been carried by Powers or in his plane.
Khrushchev Popovich Nikolayev
Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev is flanked by four Soviet cosmonauts as they wave from Lenin’s tomb in Moscow’s Red Square during a celebration on August 18, 1962. From left are, Gherman Titov, Yuri Gagarin, Khrushchev, Andrian Nikolayev and Pavel Popovich. They are in Moscow for a welcome to cosmonauts Nikolayev and Popovich who made a dual orbital space flight.
James Meredith graduates from Ole Miss
With a tight grin fixed on his face, James H. Meredith stands in line with fellow students awaiting presentation of diplomas at graduation ceremonies, August 19, 1963, at the University of Mississippi at Oxford. Meredith became the first black man to get a degree from Ole Mississippi.
Charles Manson in court
Charles Manson is shown going to court, Aug. 18, 1970.
Credit: George Brich/AP
Catherine Deneuve and David Bailey
French film actress Catherine Deneuve and British photographer David Bailey leave the registrar’s office in London on August 18, 1965 after their wedding.
Miss Deneuve, 21, is a former girlfriend of French Movie Director Roger Vadim, once husband to Brigitte Bardot and recently wed to Jane Fonda. Bailey, 27, is responsible for the rise of lovely Jean Shrimpton to the top as a photographic model in the British high fashion world.
The crowd at the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival held on a 600-acre pasture in the Catskill Mountains near White Lake in Bethel, N.Y., in August 1969.
The festival, billed as “Thee Days of Peace and Music,” started on Friday, August 15 and cconcluded with a mid-morning set by Jimi Hendrix on August 18 with Jimi Hendrix. More than 450,000 persons attended.
Dr. Renee Richards, who underwent a sex-change operation, said on August 18, 1976 in Newport Beach, California, that she would not take the prescribed sex test to enter the U.S Open championships at Forest Hills, New York. Dr. Richards said that she would appeal the ruling requiring such examinations.
Credit: Jeff Robbins/AP
Betty Ford & Tony Orlando
First lady Betty Ford dances with entertainer Tony Orlando at the Uptown Theater in Kansas City, Aug. 18, 1976.
Ford went to the dance held for youthful supporters of President Ford after appearing at the night session of the Republican National Convention.
Death of Elvis Presley
A florist adds more floral arrangements to the overflowing collection of flowers that cover the ground at the mausoleum where singer Elvis Presley will be entombed during funeral services today in Memphis, August 18, 1977.
Madonna at Wembley
Singer Madonna performs with a male dancer during her concert at Wembly Stadium in London on August 18, 1987.
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Boston Celtics basketball player Larry Bird announces his retirement at a press conference in Boston on August 18, 1992.