On August 18, 1964, the International Olympic
Committee (IOC) barred South Africa from participating in the Summer
Olympics due to the country's Apartheid policy. The nation would not
be reinstated until 1992.Learn more about the banishment of South Africa by
the IOC from the BBC.
On August 18, 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment to the
US Constitution, establishing women's suffrage, was ratified by the
more about the Nineteenth