Today in History: August 18th

A national leader on the level of Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested on this day in history; but other than a Peter Gabriel song, you might not have ever heard of him. The HAN Network’s Donald Eng takes a look back at that arrest and what it meant, along with other historic notes about Aug. 18.

Also today in history: The first English child was born in the New World as Virgina Dare was welcomed into the Colony of Roanoke. Her grandfather was the colony's Governor John White. Three years later, White would return to Roanoke to find his settlement deserted.

In 1920, the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, granting women's suffrage. In 1958, Vladimir Nabokov's controversial novel, Lolita, is first published in the U.S. And in 1977 anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko is arrested by police in King William's Town, South Africa.

Check out Don's complete report below:

You can catch Eng’s look back in history every day on the HAN Network’s Coffee Break news program, which streams live video at 11 a.m. at

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