August 18th – Some Cool Things that Happened Today in History


So it’s August 18th, and so amazing things have happened on this day.

Let me share a few:

  • 1634 – Urbain Grandier, accused and convicted of sorcery, is burned alive in Loudun, France. (Not sure who Urbain was, but apparently the French weren’t fans)
  • 1840 – Organization of American Society of Dental Surgeons founded (Go teeth!)
  • 1872 – 1st mail-order catalog issued by A M Ward (and then quickly came mail order brides)
  • 1920 – US ratifies the 19th Amendment to the constitution bringing in women’s suffrage (Hell’s yes!)
  • 1946 – Golf Writers Association of America forms (Because we need more golf writers)The Lady in Pink Cover
  • 1958 – “Lolita” by Vladimir Nabokov published
  • 1969 – Woodstock Music & Art Fair closes with Jimi Hendrix / Band of Gypsys as the final act

Oh, and one more…

My 10th book, THE LADY IN PINK is released!!!!

Buy it everywhere books are sold!


B & N