History Blog

August 18

Happy Birthday RIP Marshall Field(1834–1906) Max Factor, Jr.(1904–1996) “Shelley Winters”(Shirley Schrift 1920–2006) Patrick Swayze(1952–2009) ; Eleanor Rosalynn Carter–96 “Roman Polanski”(Rajmund Liebling)–90 Charles Robert Redford Jr.–87 Martin Mull–80 Elayne Boosler–71 Denis Leary–66 Christian Slater–54 Edward Norton–54 Malcolm-Jamal Warner–53 Andrew “Andy” Samberg–45 ; 1868 – French astronomer Pierre Janssen discovers helium ; 1920 – The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing women’s right to vote