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Historical Events In 1918

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Apr 18   Cleveland center fielder Tris Speaker turns an unassisted double play on this day in history.  

Apr 18   Robert Zimonyi, Hungary, cox (Olympic-Hungary-bronze-1948/US-gold-64) on this day in history.  

Apr 20   On this day in history manfred von Richthofen, aka The Red Baron, shoots down his 79th and 80th victims marking his final victories before his death the following day.  

Apr 20   In the year 1918 reginald Harry Mybirgh Hands, cricketer (1 Test for SA), dies  

Apr 20   The Canadian Government calls up men from ages of 20 to 22 for military service on this day in history.  

Apr 21   "Red Baron", [Manfred von Richtofen], shot down in WW I at 25 in the year 1918.  

Apr 21   "Red" Baron Manfred von Richtofen, killed in WW I in the year 1918.  

Apr 21   World War I: German fighter ace Manfred von Richthofen, known as "The Red Baron", is shot down and killed over Vaux sur Somme in France in the year 1918.  

Apr 22   On this day in history mickey Vernon, baseball player  

Apr 23   On this day in history battle of Zeebrugge ends  

Apr 23   On this day in history percy Thomson Dean, lt-commander, killed at Zeebrugge, dies  

Apr 23   In the year 1918 uSS Stewart destroys German submarine off France  

Apr 25   In the year 1918 astrid Varnay, Stockholm Sweden, soprano (Met Opera 1941-56)  

Apr 25   Australians drive Germans from Villers-Bretonneux, France on this day in history.  

Apr 25   The birth of Ella Fitzgerald, US jazz singer on this day in history.  

Apr 27   On this day in history giants' 9-0 winning start & Dodgers' 0-9 losing streak are stopped  

Apr 27   On this day in history john Alfred Scali, journalist/correspondent (ABC)  

Apr 27   In the year 1918 lt. George Burdon McKean (14th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Gavrelle France  

Apr 29   In the year 1918 gavrilo Princip, Bosnian murderer of arch duke Ferdinand, dies at 22  

Apr 29   In the year 1918 mervyn Roye Harvey, cricketer (brother of Neil, Test for Australia)  

Apr 29   Tris Speaker ties career outfield record of 4 unassisted double plays on this day in history.  

Apr 30   Orange Nassau soccer team forms in Groningen on this day in history.  

Apr 30   W Donald McNeill, tennis champ (US Open-1940) on this day in history.  

May 02   On this day in history frederick Archibauld Warner, diplomat  

May 02   On this day in history general Motors acquires the Chevrolet Motor Company of Delaware.  

May 03   On this day in history charlie Soong, Christian Missionary  

May 04   On this day in history kakuei Tanaka, Japanese PM (1972-74), convicted of bribe-taking  

May 04   On this day in history yankees set record with 8 sacrifices, beat Red Sox's Babe Ruth 5-4  

May 05   Erbie Bowser, pianist in the year 1918.  

May 06   Godfrey Ridout, composer on this day in history.  

May 07   Argeliers Leon, composer in the year 1918.  

May 09   In the year 1918 mike Wallace, Brookline Mass, newscaster (Biography, 60 Minutes)  

May 10   In the year 1918 hMS Vindictive sunk to block entrance of Ostend Harbor  

May 11   In the year 1918 44th Kentucky Derby: William Knapp on Exterminator wins in 2:10.8  

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Famous Birthdays In 1918

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   Willy den Ouden, Dutch swimmer, (WR 100m, 1:04.06) was born in the year 1918.  

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   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   Caspar MB "Cas" Baas, Dutch actor/playwright/director (Ciske the Rat) was born in the year 1918.  

Jan 07   In the year 1918 birth of alessadro Natta, Italian political leader (Communist Party)  

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   Georg F L P Cantor, German mathematician: collection, dies at 72 in the year 1918.  

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   On this day in history death of george Arthur Crump, Founder of the Pine Valley Golf Club in Clementon NJ (b. 1871)  

Jan 28   On this day in history john McCrae, Canadian poet/physician, dies  

Feb 02   On this day in history 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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