Historical Events In 1918
Sunday, 24 May 2020
Oct 21 Margaret Owen sets world typing speed record of 170 wpm for 1 min in the year 1918.
Oct 21 In the year 1918 the Mount Royal Tunnel, Montreal, is opened for regular traffic by the Canadian Northern Railway.
Oct 23 Actor Charlie Chaplin (29) weds Mildred Harris (17) on this day in history.
Oct 23 On this day in history james Daly, Wisc, actor (Medical Center)
Oct 24 Alexander Charles Lecocq, composer, dies at 86 in the year 1918.
Oct 25 Canadian steamship "Princess Sophia" hit a reef off Alaska, 398 die on this day in history.
Oct 25 On this day in history nearly 400 passengers drown when the Canadian steamship Princess Sophia founders off the Alaskan coast.
Oct 26 On this day in history soldier revolt at Harskamp Veluwe
Oct 27 Major William G. Barker Cdn. (Royal air Force) wins the Victoria Cross for service over France on this day in history.
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 on this day in history.
Oct 28 Harold Sheperdson, soccer trainer on this day in history.
Oct 30 In the year 1918 robert Feller, MLB pitcher (Red Sox, led AL in strikeouts 7 times)
Oct 30 On this day in history slovakia asks for creation of Czechoslovakian state
Oct 31 On this day in history egon Schiele, Austria painter/graphic artist, dies at 28
Oct 31 In the year 1918 spanish flu-virus kills 21,000 in US in 1 week
Nov 01 On this day in history 102 die in a NYC BMT subway derailment at Malbone Street Brooklyn
Nov 01 97 die in NYC subway's worst accident in the year 1918.
Nov 01 Sgt. Hugh Cairns (46th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Valenciennes, Belgium in the year 1918.
Nov 03 Austro-Hungarian Empire disolves in the year 1918.
Nov 03 In the year 1918 austro-Hungarian Empire dissolves
Nov 03 Bob Feller, pitcher (Cleve Indian, 3 no-hitters) on this day in history.
Nov 03 On this day in history poland proclaims independence from Russia after WW I
Nov 04 Art Carney, Mount Vernon NY, actor (Ed Norton-Honeymooners) on this day in history.
Nov 04 Kiel in hands of revolutionary sailors on this day in history.
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 on this day in history.
Nov 06 Ronnie Brody, England, actor (Superman 3, What's Up Nurse, Ritz) on this day in history.
Nov 07 In the year 1918 billy Graham, Charlotte NC, Baptist evangelist (Crusades)
Nov 07 On this day in history goddard demonstrates tube-launched solid propellant rockets
Nov 07 On this day in history the birth of Billy Graham, American evangelist
Nov 07 On this day in history united Press erroneously reports WW I armistice had been signed
Nov 08 In the year 1918 hermann Zapf, German designer
Nov 08 In the year 1918 pro-German supreme commander general Cutters lay-offs