Sun, August 19, 2018 | 16:20

Today is Saturday, August 18, the 230th day of 2018. There are 135 days left in the year.

1686 — Cassini reports seeing a satellite orbiting Venus

1817 — Gloucester, Mass, newspapers tells of wild sea serpent seen offshore

1834 — Mt. Vesuvius erupts

1835 — Last Pottawatomie Indians leave Chicago

1838 — First U.S. marine expedition

1894 — Congress creates Bureau of Immigration

1914 — President Wilson issues Proclamation of Neutrality

1920 — Tennessee ratifies 19th Amendment, guarantees women voting right

1930 — Eastern Airlines begins passenger service