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On This Day - August 18, A Shot of History

Get On This Day delivered free to your inbox: 1920 – The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing women's suffrage. 1201 – The city of Riga, Latvia, is founded. 1945 – Sukarno takes office as the first president of Indonesia, following the country's declaration of independence the previous day. 1983 – Mika, Lebanese-English singer-songwriter and pianist, is born. Produced by Anne-Sophie Goninet

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