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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  

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Famous Birthdays In 1918

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   In the year 1918 birth of willy den Ouden, Dutch swimmer, (WR 100m, 1:04.06)  

Jan 01   In the year 1918 birth of patrick Anthony Porteous, Scottish Victoria Cross recipient (d. 2000)  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of willi Graf, German anti-Nazi activist (d. 1943)  

Jan 03   In the year 1918 birth of maxene Andrews, Minn, singer (Andrew Sisters-Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy)  

Jan 05   On this day in history birth of jean Dixon, psychic (Gift of Prophecy)  

Jan 06   Buddy Weed, Ossining NY, pianist (Penthouse Party) was born in the year 1918.  

Jan 06   On this day in history birth of caspar MB "Cas" Baas, Dutch actor/playwright/director (Ciske the Rat)  

Jan 07   Alessadro Natta, Italian political leader (Communist Party) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1918

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history sijbe K Bakker, vicar/theologist (Christian-Socialism), dies at 42  

Jan 06   On this day in history georg F L P Cantor, German mathematician: collection, dies at 72  

Jan 08   Michael Hertz, composer, dies at 73 in the year 1918.  

Jan 09   Émile Reynaud, French scientist (b. 1844) died in the year 1918.  

Jan 24   George Arthur Crump, Founder of the Pine Valley Golf Club in Clementon NJ (b. 1871) died on this day in history.  

Jan 28   John McCrae, Canadian poet/physician, dies on this day in history.  

Feb 02   In the year 1918 john L Sullivan, Mass, heavyweight boxing champ, dies at 59  

Feb 06   On this day in history gustav Klimt, Austrian painter/cartoonist, dies at 55  

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