Historical Events For May - 18
Friday, 17 November 2017
1891 On May - 18 rudolf Carnap, philosopher (German Logical Positivist)
1896 US Supreme court affirms "separate but equal" policy (Plessy v Ferguson) on May - 18.
1896 On May - 18 uS Supreme court affirms race separation (Plessy v Ferguson)
1896 On this day in history walter Fitzgerald, Keyhan Devonport England
1897 On this day in history irish Music Festival first held (Dublin)
1897 On this day in history irish Music Festival 1st held (Dublin)
1897 On this day in history frank Capra, Ital, director (Its a Wonderful Life, Arsenic & Old Lace)
1898 On May - 18 juan J Domenchina, Spanish poet/interpreter (sombra desterrada)
1899 On this day in history world Goodwill Day-26 nations meet in first Hague Peace Conference
1899 On this day in history world Goodwill Day-26 nations meet in 1st Hague Peace Conference
1900 Britain proclaims protectorate over kingdom of Tonga on this day in history.
1900 Tonga becomes a British protectorate on this day in history.
1900 On this day in history sarah Miriam Peale, US, portrait painter (Gen Lafayette-1825)
1901 Harry Robert Wilson, composer on May - 18.
1902 On this day in history [Robert] Meredith Willson, Mason City Iowa, composer (Music Man)
1903 On May - 18 george E Stone, Lodz Poland, actor (Viva Villa, Last Mile)
1904 American Ion Perdicaris kidnapped in Morocco on this day in history.
1904 On this day in history jacob K Javits, (Sen-R-NY)
1905 Eric Zeisl, composer on May - 18.
1906 On May - 18 the Federated Boys' Clubs, later to become the Boys' Clubs of America, are organized
1907 Clifford Curzon, London England, pianist (MacFarren Gold Medal) on May - 18.
1909 On May - 18 fred Perry, English tennis star/commentator (Wimbledon, 1934-36)
1909 George Meredith, English poet/writer (Diana of Crossways), dies at 81 on this day in history.
1910 On May - 18 passage of Earth through tail of Halley's Comet causes near-panic
1910 On May - 18 the first ever conference on air traffic opens in Paris
1910 Arthur van Schendel, Dutch art historian on May - 18.
1910 On May - 18 flor van Duyse, composer, dies at 66
1911 President/dictator José Porfirio Diaz of México term ends on May - 18.
1911 Pres/dictator Jose Porfirio Diaz of Mexico term ends on May - 18.
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 Maurits Binger establishes 2 Dutch movie companies on this day in history.
1912 A's beat Tigers 24-2, who use amateurs protesting Ty Cobbs suspension on May - 18.
1912 On May - 18 georg von Opel, German auto manufacturer