Historical Events Happened In May - 18
Friday, 09 October 2015
1891 Rudolf Carnap, philosopher (German Logical Positivist) on this day in history.
1896 On May - 18 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 May - 18.
1897 Irish Music Festival first held (Dublin) on May - 18.
1897 On this day in history irish Music Festival 1st held (Dublin)
1897 On May - 18 frank Capra, Ital, director (Its a Wonderful Life, Arsenic & Old Lace)
1898 Juan J Domenchina, Spanish poet/interpreter (sombra desterrada) on this day in history.
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.
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 this day in history.
1902 On this day in history [Robert] Meredith Willson, Mason City Iowa, composer (Music Man)
1903 On this day in history george E Stone, Lodz Poland, actor (Viva Villa, Last Mile)
1904 American Ion Perdicaris kidnapped in Morocco on May - 18.
1904 On this day in history jacob K Javits, (Sen-R-NY)
1905 On this day in history eric Zeisl, composer
1906 The Federated Boys' Clubs, later to become the Boys' Clubs of America, are organized on this day in history.
1907 On this day in history clifford Curzon, London England, pianist (MacFarren Gold Medal)
1909 Fred Perry, English tennis star/commentator (Wimbledon, 1934-36) on this day in history.
1909 George Meredith, English poet/writer (Diana of Crossways), dies at 81 on this day in history.
1910 Passage of Earth through tail of Halley's Comet causes near-panic on May - 18.
1910 On May - 18 the first ever conference on air traffic opens in Paris
1910 Arthur van Schendel, Dutch art historian on May - 18.
1910 Flor van Duyse, composer, dies at 66 on this day in history.
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 Joe Turner, KC, blues singer (Corrine Corrina, Shake Rattle & Roll) on May - 18.
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 On this day in history a's beat Tigers 24-2, who use amateurs protesting Ty Cobbs suspension
1912 On May - 18 georg von Opel, German auto manufacturer