Historical Events Happened In May - 18
Tuesday, 04 August 2015
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 US Supreme court affirms race separation (Plessy v Ferguson) on May - 18.
1896 On May - 18 walter Fitzgerald, Keyhan Devonport England
1897 On this day in history irish Music Festival first held (Dublin)
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 World Goodwill Day-26 nations meet in first Hague Peace Conference on this day in history.
1899 World Goodwill Day-26 nations meet in 1st Hague Peace Conference on May - 18.
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 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 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 On May - 18 clifford Curzon, London England, pianist (MacFarren Gold Medal)
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 this day in history 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 this day in history.
1910 Flor van Duyse, composer, dies at 66 on May - 18.
1911 On this day in history president/dictator José Porfirio Diaz of México term ends
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 May - 18.
1912 Maurits Binger establishes 2 Dutch movie companies on May - 18.
1912 On May - 18 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