Historical Events Happened In May - 18
Saturday, 20 December 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 May - 18 uS Supreme court affirms race separation (Plessy v Ferguson)
1896 On this day in history walter Fitzgerald, Keyhan Devonport England
1897 Irish Music Festival first held (Dublin) on May - 18.
1897 On May - 18 irish Music Festival 1st held (Dublin)
1897 Frank Capra, Ital, director (Its a Wonderful Life, Arsenic & Old Lace) on this day in history.
1898 On this day in history juan J Domenchina, Spanish poet/interpreter (sombra desterrada)
1899 On this day in history world Goodwill Day-26 nations meet in first Hague Peace Conference
1899 On May - 18 world Goodwill Day-26 nations meet in 1st Hague Peace Conference
1900 Britain proclaims protectorate over kingdom of Tonga on May - 18.
1900 Tonga becomes a British protectorate on this day in history.
1900 On this day in history sarah Miriam Peale, US, portrait painter (Gen Lafayette-1825)
1901 Harry Robert Wilson, composer on May - 18.
1902 [Robert] Meredith Willson, Mason City Iowa, composer (Music Man) on May - 18.
1903 On this day in history george E Stone, Lodz Poland, actor (Viva Villa, Last Mile)
1904 On May - 18 american Ion Perdicaris kidnapped in Morocco
1904 On this day in history jacob K Javits, (Sen-R-NY)
1905 Eric Zeisl, composer on May - 18.
1906 The Federated Boys' Clubs, later to become the Boys' Clubs of America, are organized on May - 18.
1907 Clifford Curzon, London England, pianist (MacFarren Gold Medal) on May - 18.
1909 Fred Perry, English tennis star/commentator (Wimbledon, 1934-36) on May - 18.
1909 George Meredith, English poet/writer (Diana of Crossways), dies at 81 on May - 18.
1910 Passage of Earth through tail of Halley's Comet causes near-panic on this day in history.
1910 The first ever conference on air traffic opens in Paris on this day in history.
1910 On May - 18 arthur van Schendel, Dutch art historian
1910 Flor van Duyse, composer, dies at 66 on May - 18.
1911 President/dictator José Porfirio Diaz of México term ends on May - 18.
1911 Pres/dictator Jose Porfirio Diaz of Mexico term ends on May - 18.
1911 On this day in history 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 Maurits Binger establishes 2 Dutch movie companies on May - 18.
1912 A's beat Tigers 24-2, who use amateurs protesting Ty Cobbs suspension on May - 18.
1912 On this day in history georg von Opel, German auto manufacturer