This Day @ Law
IOC bars South Africa over Apartheid

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.

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about the banishment of South Africa by the IOC from the BBC.

Nineteenth Amendment ratified

On August 18, 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment to the US Constitution, establishing women's suffrage, was ratified by the states.

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