The Only Things That Happened On This Day in History

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1894 Congress established the Bureau of Immigration.

1914 President Woodrow Wilson issued his Proclamation of Neutrality, aimed at keeping the United States out of World War I.

1920 the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which guarantees the right of women to vote, was ratified when Tennessee became the 36th state to approve it.

1958 The novel “Lolita” by Vladimir Nabokov was first published in New York by G.P. Putnam’s Sons, almost three years after the book was originally published in Paris.

1969 The Woodstock Music and Art Fair in Bethel, N.Y., concluded with a mid-morning set by Jimi Hendrix.

1991 Soviet hard-liners launched a coup aimed at toppling President Mikhail S. Gorbachev, who was vacationing in the Crimea.

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~ by thehalobender on August 18, 2009.

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