On This Date in History . . .
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August 20, 1968: Soviets invade Czechoslovakia
August 22, 1950: Althea Gibson becomes first African-American on US tennis tour
August 24, 1932: Amelia Earhart becomes first woman to fly nonstop across the US, from Los Angeles to Newark, in just over 19 hours.
August 24, 1949: North Atlantic Treaty goes into effect
August 25, 1944: Paris is liberated after 4 years of Nazi occupation
August 25, 1967: George Lincoln Rockwell, founder of the American Nazi Party, assassinated in Arlington, Virginia by a member of the group
August 26, 1920: 19th Amendment adopted, giving women the right to vote and ending the suffrage movement in the United States
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