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On This Day August 18

On this day, August 18, in history:

1227- Genghis Khan, Emperor of the Mongol Empire, died.  He came to power by uniting many of the nomadic tribes of northeast Asia.  He started the Mongol invasions that conquered most of Eurasia.  These raids usually included wholesale massacres of the civilian populations.

You may know him better as the villain in Disney's "Mulan" HERE

1920- The 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing women the right to vote.
1960- The first photograph was bounced off a satellite of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
1961- Construction of the Berlin Wall was completed.
1962- Peter, Paul and Mary released their first hit, "If I Had A Hammer".

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