Historical Events In 1918
Tuesday, 04 August 2020
Oct 21 Margaret Owen sets world typing speed record of 170 wpm for 1 min in the year 1918.
Oct 21 The Mount Royal Tunnel, Montreal, is opened for regular traffic by the Canadian Northern Railway on this day in history.
Oct 23 In the year 1918 actor Charlie Chaplin (29) weds Mildred Harris (17)
Oct 23 James Daly, Wisc, actor (Medical Center) on this day in history.
Oct 24 Alexander Charles Lecocq, composer, dies at 86 on this day in history.
Oct 25 Canadian steamship "Princess Sophia" hit a reef off Alaska, 398 die in the year 1918.
Oct 25 Nearly 400 passengers drown when the Canadian steamship Princess Sophia founders off the Alaskan coast in the year 1918.
Oct 26 In the year 1918 soldier revolt at Harskamp Veluwe
Oct 27 In the year 1918 major William G. Barker Cdn. (Royal air Force) wins the Victoria Cross for service over France
Oct 27 In the year 1918 paul Dixon, Earling Iowa, Ohio talk show host (Paul Dixon Show)
Oct 28 Czechoslovakia gains independence as Austria-Hungary breaks up in the year 1918.
Oct 28 On this day in history harold Sheperdson, soccer trainer
Oct 30 Robert Feller, MLB pitcher (Red Sox, led AL in strikeouts 7 times) on this day in history.
Oct 30 Slovakia asks for creation of Czechoslovakian state on this day in history.
Oct 31 Egon Schiele, Austria painter/graphic artist, dies at 28 on this day in history.
Oct 31 On this day in history spanish flu-virus kills 21,000 in US in 1 week
Nov 01 102 die in a NYC BMT subway derailment at Malbone Street Brooklyn in the year 1918.
Nov 01 In the year 1918 97 die in NYC subway's worst accident
Nov 01 On this day in history sgt. Hugh Cairns (46th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Valenciennes, Belgium
Nov 03 In the year 1918 austro-Hungarian Empire disolves
Nov 03 On this day in history austro-Hungarian Empire dissolves
Nov 03 In the year 1918 bob Feller, pitcher (Cleve Indian, 3 no-hitters)
Nov 03 In the year 1918 poland proclaims independence from Russia after WW I
Nov 04 Art Carney, Mount Vernon NY, actor (Ed Norton-Honeymooners) in the year 1918.
Nov 04 In the year 1918 kiel in hands of revolutionary sailors
Nov 04 Wilfred Owens, anti-war poet (Anthem for doomed youth), dies at 25 on this day in history.
Nov 06 Republic of Poland proclaimed in the year 1918.
Nov 06 In the year 1918 ronnie Brody, England, actor (Superman 3, What's Up Nurse, Ritz)
Nov 07 Billy Graham, Charlotte NC, Baptist evangelist (Crusades) in the year 1918.
Nov 07 On this day in history goddard demonstrates tube-launched solid propellant rockets
Nov 07 The birth of Billy Graham, American evangelist in the year 1918.
Nov 07 United Press erroneously reports WW I armistice had been signed on this day in history.
Nov 08 Hermann Zapf, German designer on this day in history.
Nov 08 Pro-German supreme commander general Cutters lay-offs in the year 1918.