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Historical Events Happened In May - 18

Sunday, 29 March 2015

1891  Rudolf Carnap, philosopher (German Logical Positivist) on this day in history.  

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

1896  US Supreme court affirms race separation (Plessy v Ferguson) on May - 18.  

1896  On May - 18 walter Fitzgerald, Keyhan Devonport England  

1897  Irish Music Festival first held (Dublin) on May - 18.  

1897  Irish Music Festival 1st held (Dublin) on May - 18.  

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  On this day in history world Goodwill Day-26 nations meet in 1st Hague Peace Conference  

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

1900  Tonga becomes a British protectorate on May - 18.  

1900  On this day in history sarah Miriam Peale, US, portrait painter (Gen Lafayette-1825)  

1901  On May - 18 harry Robert Wilson, composer  

1902  On May - 18 [Robert] Meredith Willson, Mason City Iowa, composer (Music Man)  

1903  George E Stone, Lodz Poland, actor (Viva Villa, Last Mile) on May - 18.  

1904  On this day in history 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  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 this day in history 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  On this day in history arthur van Schendel, Dutch art historian  

1910  Flor van Duyse, composer, dies at 66 on this day in history.  

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 May - 18.  

1911  On May - 18 joe Turner, KC, blues singer (Corrine Corrina, Shake Rattle & Roll)  

1911  On this day in history gustav Mahler, Austr composer (Children's Death Songs), dies at 50  

1912  Maurits Binger establishes 2 Dutch movie companies on May - 18.  

1912  On this day in history a's beat Tigers 24-2, who use amateurs protesting Ty Cobbs suspension  

1912  Georg von Opel, German auto manufacturer on this day in history.  

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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 May - 18.  

1186  Konstantin of Rostov, Prince of Novgorod (d. 1218) was born on May - 18.  

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  On this day in history birth of stefano della Bella, Italian printmaker (d. 1664)  

1662  George Smalridge, English bishop of Bristol (d. 1719) was born on May - 18.  

1692  On this day in history birth of joseph Butler, Wantage Berkshire, theologian  

1711  Ruggiero G Boscovich, [Rudzer J Boskovic], Italian astronomer was born on May - 18.  

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 this day in history erik IX Helgi, [The Saint], King of Sweden, dies  

1401  On May - 18 death of władysław Opolczyk (German: Ladislaus von Oppel, count palatine of Hungary 1367-1372, governor of Halych-Volhynia 1372  

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

1450  Death of Sejong the Great of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1397) on this day in history.  

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

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

1584  On this day in history death of ikeda Motosuke, Japanese samurai commander (b. 1559)