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Historical Events For May - 18

Sunday, 28 May 2017

1891  On this day in history rudolf Carnap, philosopher (German Logical Positivist)  

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 May - 18.  

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

1897  On May - 18 irish Music Festival first held (Dublin)  

1897  On May - 18 irish Music Festival 1st held (Dublin)  

1897  On this day in history frank Capra, Ital, director (Its a Wonderful Life, Arsenic & Old Lace)  

1898  Juan J Domenchina, Spanish poet/interpreter (sombra desterrada) on May - 18.  

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

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

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1900  Britain proclaims protectorate over kingdom of Tonga on May - 18.  

1900  Tonga becomes a British protectorate on May - 18.  

1900  On this day in history sarah Miriam Peale, US, portrait painter (Gen Lafayette-1825)  

1901  On this day in history harry Robert Wilson, composer  

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  American Ion Perdicaris kidnapped in Morocco on this day in history.  

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

1905  Eric Zeisl, composer on May - 18.  

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  On May - 18 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  On this day in history 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 May - 18 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  On May - 18 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 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 May - 18.  

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

1551  On May - 18 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  George Smalridge, English bishop of Bristol (d. 1719) was born on this day in history.  

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.  

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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 May - 18.  

1550  On May - 18 death of john, Cardinal of Lorraine, French churchman (b. 1498)  

1551  Death of Domenico di Pace Beccafumi, Italian Renaissance-Mannerist painter (d. 1486) on this day in history.  

1584  Death of Ikeda Motosuke, Japanese samurai commander (b. 1559) on this day in history.  

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