Historical Events For May - 18
Sunday, 11 December 2016
1891 Rudolf Carnap, philosopher (German Logical Positivist) on May - 18.
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 Walter Fitzgerald, Keyhan Devonport England on May - 18.
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 On May - 18 frank Capra, Ital, director (Its a Wonderful Life, Arsenic & Old Lace)
1898 On this day in history juan J Domenchina, Spanish poet/interpreter (sombra desterrada)
1899 World Goodwill Day-26 nations meet in first Hague Peace Conference on May - 18.
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 On May - 18 tonga becomes a British protectorate
1900 Sarah Miriam Peale, US, portrait painter (Gen Lafayette-1825) on this day in history.
1901 Harry Robert Wilson, composer on May - 18.
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 American Ion Perdicaris kidnapped in Morocco on this day in history.
1904 Jacob K Javits, (Sen-R-NY) on this day in history.
1905 On this day in history 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 this day in history clifford Curzon, London England, pianist (MacFarren Gold Medal)
1909 On May - 18 fred Perry, English tennis star/commentator (Wimbledon, 1934-36)
1909 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1910 On this day in history the first ever conference on air traffic opens in Paris
1910 Arthur van Schendel, Dutch art historian on this day in history.
1910 On May - 18 flor van Duyse, composer, dies at 66
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 May - 18.
1911 On May - 18 joe Turner, KC, blues singer (Corrine Corrina, Shake Rattle & Roll)
1911 Gustav Mahler, Austr composer (Children's Death Songs), dies at 50 on May - 18.
1912 On May - 18 maurits Binger establishes 2 Dutch movie companies
1912 A's beat Tigers 24-2, who use amateurs protesting Ty Cobbs suspension on this day in history.
1912 Georg von Opel, German auto manufacturer on May - 18.