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Historical Events In 1918

Friday, 18 January 2019

Mar 19   S Potter becomes first US pilot to shoot down a German seaplane on this day in history.  

Mar 19   Willem H de Beaufort, Dutch historian/liberal politician, dies at 73 on this day in history.  

Mar 20   Bernd-Alois Zimmermann, German composer (Soldiers) on this day in history.  

Mar 21   In the year 1918 -28] During WW I Germany launches Somme offensive  

Mar 21   During World War I, the Second Battle of the Somme, the first major German offensive in over a year, begins on the Western Front on this day in history.  

Mar 21   On this day in history joe Carveth, NHL forward (scored 20 or more goals in 3 seasons)  

Mar 21   Offensive on the Somme begins, the last major offensive of World War I in the year 1918.  

Mar 22   Cheddi B Jagan, dentist/founder PPP/Guyanese Premier (1953, 1957-64) on this day in history.  

Mar 23   Alick Wickham dives 200' into Australia's Yarra River on this day in history.  

Mar 23   Cesar Cortinas, composer, dies at 27 in the year 1918.  

Mar 23   In the year 1918 crépy-en-Laonnoise German artillery shells Paris France, 256 killed  

Mar 23   In the year 1918 crépy-en-Laonnoise: German artillery shells Paris France, 256 killed  

Mar 23   Lithuania proclaims independence in the year 1918.  

Mar 23   In the year 1918 paris bombs "Thick Bertha's Dike" (nickname for the widow Krupp)  

Mar 23   On this day in history the giant German gun, Big Bertha, shells Paris from 120 km away;  

Mar 24   In the year 1918 englebert van Anderlecht, Belgian painter  

Mar 24   On this day in history theophile Ysaye, composer, dies at 53  

Mar 25   Claude A Debussy, French composer (Iberia/La mer), dies in Paris at 55 on this day in history.  

Mar 25   Howard Cosell, Winston-Salem NC, sportscaster (Monday Night Football) in the year 1918.  

Mar 25   The Belarusian People's Republic is established in the year 1918.  

Mar 26   Caesar A Cui, Lithuanian fort builder/composer, dies at 83 in the year 1918.  

Mar 27   On this day in history lt. Alan Arnett MCLeod Cdn. (Royal Flying Corp) wins the Victoria Cross for service over France  

Mar 27   On this day in history moldova and Bessarabia join Romania.  

Mar 28   In the year 1918 anti-conscription riots break out in Quebec City; four civilians killed in shooting match with soldiers over Easter weekend.  

Mar 28   Youly Algaroff, ballet dancer in the year 1918.  

Mar 29   On this day in history john Read, CEO (TSB Group)  

Mar 30   On this day in history john Gray, FRS/marine biologist  

Mar 30   In the year 1918 lt. Gordon M. Flowerdew Cdn. (Lord Strathcona's Horse) wins the Victoria Cross at Bois de Moreuil, France  

Mar 30   In the year 1918 stanley Cup: Toronto Arenas (NHL) beat Vancouver Millionaires (PCHA), 3 games to 2  

Mar 31   On this day in history 1st daylight savings time in US goes into effect  

Mar 31   On this day in history first daylight savings time in US goes into effect  

Mar 31   On this day in history ted Post, Dir (Peacemaker, Beneath the Planet of the Apes)  

Apr 01   On this day in history england's Royal Flying Corps replaced by Royal Air Force  

Apr 01   On this day in history hMS Falcon, a Royal Navy 'C' Class destroyer sunk in collision in the North Sea with the trawler John Fitzgerald.  

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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   On this day in history birth of maxene Andrews, Minn, singer (Andrew Sisters-Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy)  

Jan 05   Jean Dixon, psychic (Gift of Prophecy) was born in the year 1918.  

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

Jan 06   Caspar MB "Cas" Baas, Dutch actor/playwright/director (Ciske the Rat) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 07   On this day in history birth of alessadro Natta, Italian political leader (Communist Party)  

Famous Deaths In 1918

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   Sijbe K Bakker, vicar/theologist (Christian-Socialism), dies at 42 in the year 1918.  

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   On this day in history death of Émile Reynaud, French scientist (b. 1844)  

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   On this day in history john McCrae, Canadian poet/physician, dies  

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

Feb 06   Gustav Klimt, Austrian painter/cartoonist, dies at 55 on this day in history.  

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