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Historical Events Happened In May - 18

Monday, 24 November 2014

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 May - 18.  

1896  US Supreme court affirms race separation (Plessy v Ferguson) on this day in history.  

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 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 this day in history.  

1899  World Goodwill Day-26 nations meet in first Hague Peace Conference on this day in history.  

1899  On May - 18 world Goodwill Day-26 nations meet in 1st Hague Peace Conference  

1900  On this day in history britain proclaims protectorate over kingdom of Tonga  

1900  On May - 18 tonga becomes a British protectorate  

1900  On May - 18 sarah Miriam Peale, US, portrait painter (Gen Lafayette-1825)  

1901  Harry Robert Wilson, composer on this day in history.  

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

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  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  On this day in history clifford Curzon, London England, pianist (MacFarren Gold Medal)  

1909  On this day in history fred Perry, English tennis star/commentator (Wimbledon, 1934-36)  

1909  On May - 18 george Meredith, English poet/writer (Diana of Crossways), dies at 81  

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  On May - 18 arthur van Schendel, Dutch art historian  

1910  On May - 18 flor van Duyse, composer, dies at 66  

1911  President/dictator José Porfirio Diaz of México term ends on this day in history.  

1911  On this day in history pres/dictator Jose Porfirio Diaz of Mexico term ends  

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

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  On May - 18 birth of omar Khayyám, Persian mathematician, poet and philosopher (d. 1131)  

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

1474  On this day in history birth of isabella d'Este, Marquise of Mantua (d. 1539)  

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

1610  On May - 18 birth of stefano della Bella, Italian printmaker (d. 1664)  

1662  On this day in history birth of george Smalridge, English bishop of Bristol (d. 1719)  

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 this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In May - 18

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0526  On May - 18 john I, Pope (523-26), dies  

1160  On May - 18 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  On May - 18 ruprecht, Roman catholics German king, dies  

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 May - 18.  

1551  On May - 18 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)