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Historical Events Happened In May - 18

Friday, 24 October 2014

1891  On this day in history rudolf Carnap, philosopher (German Logical Positivist)  

1896  US Supreme court affirms "separate but equal" policy (Plessy v Ferguson) on this day in history.  

1896  On May - 18 uS Supreme court affirms race separation (Plessy v Ferguson)  

1896  Walter Fitzgerald, Keyhan Devonport England on this day in history.  

1897  Irish Music Festival first held (Dublin) on this day in history.  

1897  Irish Music Festival 1st held (Dublin) on this day in history.  

1897  Frank Capra, Ital, director (Its a Wonderful Life, Arsenic & Old Lace) on this day in history.  

1898  Juan J Domenchina, Spanish poet/interpreter (sombra desterrada) on May - 18.  

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 this day in history.  

1900  On May - 18 britain proclaims protectorate over kingdom of Tonga  

1900  On May - 18 tonga becomes a British protectorate  

1900  Sarah Miriam Peale, US, portrait painter (Gen Lafayette-1825) on this day in history.  

1901  On May - 18 harry Robert Wilson, composer  

1902  [Robert] Meredith Willson, Mason City Iowa, composer (Music Man) on this day in history.  

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  On May - 18 jacob K Javits, (Sen-R-NY)  

1905  Eric Zeisl, composer on this day in history.  

1906  The Federated Boys' Clubs, later to become the Boys' Clubs of America, are organized on May - 18.  

1907  Clifford Curzon, London England, pianist (MacFarren Gold Medal) on this day in history.  

1909  Fred Perry, English tennis star/commentator (Wimbledon, 1934-36) on this day in history.  

1909  George Meredith, English poet/writer (Diana of Crossways), dies at 81 on May - 18.  

1910  On May - 18 passage of Earth through tail of Halley's Comet causes near-panic  

1910  The first ever conference on air traffic opens in Paris on May - 18.  

1910  Arthur van Schendel, Dutch art historian on this day in history.  

1910  Flor van Duyse, composer, dies at 66 on May - 18.  

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  Joe Turner, KC, blues singer (Corrine Corrina, Shake Rattle & Roll) on May - 18.  

1911  Gustav Mahler, Austr composer (Children's Death Songs), dies at 50 on this day in history.  

1912  On this day in history maurits Binger establishes 2 Dutch movie companies  

1912  A's beat Tigers 24-2, who use amateurs protesting Ty Cobbs suspension on May - 18.  

1912  On this day in history georg von Opel, German auto manufacturer  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 18

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1048  Omar Khayyám, Persian mathematician, poet and philosopher (d. 1131) was born on this day in history.  

1186  On May - 18 birth of konstantin of Rostov, Prince of Novgorod (d. 1218)  

1474  Isabella d'Este, Marquise of Mantua (d. 1539) was born on May - 18.  

1551  On this day in history birth of domenico di Pace Beccafumi, Italian Renaissance-Mannerist painter (d. 1486)  

1610  Stefano della Bella, Italian printmaker (d. 1664) was born on May - 18.  

1662  On May - 18 birth of george Smalridge, English bishop of Bristol (d. 1719)  

1692  Joseph Butler, Wantage Berkshire, theologian was born on this day in history.  

1711  Ruggiero G Boscovich, [Rudzer J Boskovic], Italian astronomer was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In May - 18

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0526  John I, Pope (523-26), dies on this day in history.  

1160  On May - 18 erik IX Helgi, [The Saint], King of Sweden, dies  

1401  Death of Władysław Opolczyk (German: Ladislaus von Oppel, count palatine of Hungary 1367-1372, governor of Halych-Volhynia 1372 on this day in history.  

1410  Ruprecht, Roman catholics German king, dies on this day in history.  

1450  On May - 18 death of sejong the Great of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1397)  

1550  Death of John, Cardinal of Lorraine, French churchman (b. 1498) on this day in history.  

1551  Death of Domenico di Pace Beccafumi, Italian Renaissance-Mannerist painter (d. 1486) on this day in history.  

1584  Death of Ikeda Motosuke, Japanese samurai commander (b. 1559) on May - 18.