Historical Events Happened In May - 18
Friday, 31 October 2014
1891 Rudolf Carnap, philosopher (German Logical Positivist) on this day in history.
1896 On this day in history uS Supreme court affirms "separate but equal" policy (Plessy v Ferguson)
1896 On May - 18 uS Supreme court affirms race separation (Plessy v Ferguson)
1896 On May - 18 walter Fitzgerald, Keyhan Devonport England
1897 On May - 18 irish Music Festival first held (Dublin)
1897 Irish Music Festival 1st held (Dublin) on May - 18.
1897 Frank Capra, Ital, director (Its a Wonderful Life, Arsenic & Old Lace) on May - 18.
1898 Juan J Domenchina, Spanish poet/interpreter (sombra desterrada) on this day in history.
1899 On May - 18 world Goodwill Day-26 nations meet in first Hague Peace Conference
1899 World Goodwill Day-26 nations meet in 1st Hague Peace Conference on May - 18.
1900 On May - 18 britain proclaims protectorate over kingdom of Tonga
1900 Tonga becomes a British protectorate on May - 18.
1900 Sarah Miriam Peale, US, portrait painter (Gen Lafayette-1825) on May - 18.
1901 On May - 18 harry Robert Wilson, composer
1902 On this day in history [Robert] Meredith Willson, Mason City Iowa, composer (Music Man)
1903 George E Stone, Lodz Poland, actor (Viva Villa, Last Mile) on this day in history.
1904 On May - 18 american Ion Perdicaris kidnapped in Morocco
1904 Jacob K Javits, (Sen-R-NY) on this day in history.
1905 On May - 18 eric Zeisl, composer
1906 The Federated Boys' Clubs, later to become the Boys' Clubs of America, are organized on this day in history.
1907 On May - 18 clifford Curzon, London England, pianist (MacFarren Gold Medal)
1909 On this day in history fred Perry, English tennis star/commentator (Wimbledon, 1934-36)
1909 On May - 18 george Meredith, English poet/writer (Diana of Crossways), dies at 81
1910 Passage of Earth through tail of Halley's Comet causes near-panic on May - 18.
1910 On May - 18 the first ever conference on air traffic opens in Paris
1910 Arthur van Schendel, Dutch art historian on this day in history.
1910 On this day in history flor van Duyse, composer, dies at 66
1911 President/dictator José Porfirio Diaz of México term ends on this day in history.
1911 Pres/dictator Jose Porfirio Diaz of Mexico term ends on this day in history.
1911 On this day in history joe Turner, KC, blues singer (Corrine Corrina, Shake Rattle & Roll)
1911 Gustav Mahler, Austr composer (Children's Death Songs), dies at 50 on this day in history.
1912 On May - 18 maurits Binger establishes 2 Dutch movie companies
1912 On this day in history a's beat Tigers 24-2, who use amateurs protesting Ty Cobbs suspension
1912 On this day in history georg von Opel, German auto manufacturer