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–92 “Roman Polanski”(Rajmund Liebling)–86 Charles Robert Redford Jr.–83 Martin Mull–76 Elayne Boosler–67 Denis Leary–62 Christian Slater–50 Edward Norton–50 Malcolm-Jamal Warner–49 Andrew “Andy” Samberg–41 ; 1868 – French astronomer Pierre Janssen discovers helium ; 1920 – The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing women’s suffrage