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Historical Events In 1918

Sunday, 28 February 2021

Mar 19   Congress authorizes time zones & approves daylight saving time on this day in history.  

Mar 19   Congress authorizes time zones &approves daylight saving time in the year 1918.  

Mar 19   S Potter becomes first US pilot to shoot down a German seaplane in the year 1918.  

Mar 19   In the year 1918 willem H de Beaufort, Dutch historian/liberal politician, dies at 73  

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   In the year 1918 during World War I, the Second Battle of the Somme, the first major German offensive in over a year, begins on the Western Front  

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 on this day in history.  

Mar 22   In the year 1918 cheddi B Jagan, dentist/founder PPP/Guyanese Premier (1953, 1957-64)  

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

Mar 23   In the year 1918 cesar Cortinas, composer, dies at 27  

Mar 23   Crépy-en-Laonnoise German artillery shells Paris France, 256 killed on this day in history.  

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

Mar 23   Lithuania proclaims independence on this day in history.  

Mar 23   Paris bombs "Thick Bertha's Dike" (nickname for the widow Krupp) in the year 1918.  

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

Mar 24   Englebert van Anderlecht, Belgian painter in the year 1918.  

Mar 24   Theophile Ysaye, composer, dies at 53 on this day in history.  

Mar 25   Claude A Debussy, French composer (Iberia/La mer), dies in Paris at 55 in the year 1918.  

Mar 25   On this day in history howard Cosell, Winston-Salem NC, sportscaster (Monday Night Football)  

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

Mar 26   On this day in history caesar A Cui, Lithuanian fort builder/composer, dies at 83  

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   In the year 1918 moldova and Bessarabia join Romania.  

Mar 28   Anti-conscription riots break out in Quebec City; four civilians killed in shooting match with soldiers over Easter weekend on this day in history.  

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

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

Mar 30   John Gray, FRS/marine biologist in the year 1918.  

Mar 30   Lt. Gordon M. Flowerdew Cdn. (Lord Strathcona's Horse) wins the Victoria Cross at Bois de Moreuil, France on this day in history.  

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

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

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

Mar 31   Ted Post, Dir (Peacemaker, Beneath the Planet of the Apes) in the year 1918.  

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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   Patrick Anthony Porteous, Scottish Victoria Cross recipient (d. 2000) was born on this day in history.  

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   Jean Dixon, psychic (Gift of Prophecy) was born on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1918.  

Famous Deaths In 1918

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1918 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   In the year 1918 michael Hertz, composer, dies at 73  

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 in the year 1918.  

Jan 28   In the year 1918 john McCrae, Canadian poet/physician, dies  

Feb 02   John L Sullivan, Mass, heavyweight boxing champ, dies at 59 in the year 1918.  

Feb 06   Gustav Klimt, Austrian painter/cartoonist, dies at 55 in the year 1918.  

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