Historical Events For May - 18
Thursday, 30 March 2017
1891 On May - 18 rudolf Carnap, philosopher (German Logical Positivist)
1896 On this day in history uS Supreme court affirms "separate but equal" policy (Plessy v Ferguson)
1896 US Supreme court affirms race separation (Plessy v Ferguson) on this day in history.
1896 On this day in history walter Fitzgerald, Keyhan Devonport England
1897 On this day in history irish Music Festival first held (Dublin)
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 On May - 18 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 On this day in history world Goodwill Day-26 nations meet in 1st Hague Peace Conference
1900 On May - 18 britain proclaims protectorate over kingdom of Tonga
1900 On May - 18 tonga becomes a British protectorate
1900 Sarah Miriam Peale, US, portrait painter (Gen Lafayette-1825) on May - 18.
1901 Harry Robert Wilson, composer on May - 18.
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 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 On this day in history eric Zeisl, composer
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 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 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 On May - 18 arthur van Schendel, Dutch art historian
1910 On this day in history 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 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 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 On May - 18 georg von Opel, German auto manufacturer