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Historical Events Happened In May - 18

Thursday, 24 July 2014

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  On this day in history uS Supreme court affirms race separation (Plessy v Ferguson)  

1896  Walter Fitzgerald, Keyhan Devonport England on this day in history.  

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 this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1899  World Goodwill Day-26 nations meet in 1st Hague Peace Conference on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1902  [Robert] Meredith Willson, Mason City Iowa, composer (Music Man) on this day in history.  

1903  George E Stone, Lodz Poland, actor (Viva Villa, Last Mile) on this day in history.  

1904  On this day in history american Ion Perdicaris kidnapped in Morocco  

1904  On this day in history jacob K Javits, (Sen-R-NY)  

1905  Eric Zeisl, composer on this day in history.  

1906  On this day in history the Federated Boys' Clubs, later to become the Boys' Clubs of America, are organized  

1907  Clifford Curzon, London England, pianist (MacFarren Gold Medal) on this day in history.  

1909  On this day in history 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  The first ever conference on air traffic opens in Paris on this day in history.  

1910  Arthur van Schendel, Dutch art historian on this day in history.  

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

1911  On this day in history president/dictator José Porfirio Diaz of México term ends  

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

1911  Joe Turner, KC, blues singer (Corrine Corrina, Shake Rattle & Roll) on this day in history.  

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  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 this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 18

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1048  On this day in history birth of omar Khayyám, Persian mathematician, poet and philosopher (d. 1131)  

1186  Konstantin of Rostov, Prince of Novgorod (d. 1218) was born on this day in history.  

1474  Isabella d'Este, Marquise of Mantua (d. 1539) was born on this day in history.  

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

1692  Joseph Butler, Wantage Berkshire, theologian was born on this day in history.  

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  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 this day in history 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  On this day in history death of sejong the Great of Joseon, ruler of Korea (b. 1397)  

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  Death of Ikeda Motosuke, Japanese samurai commander (b. 1559) on this day in history.