Historical Events In 1918
Friday, 24 January 2020
Apr 20 Manfred von Richthofen, aka The Red Baron, shoots down his 79th and 80th victims marking his final victories before his death the following day on this day in history.
Apr 20 On this day in history reginald Harry Mybirgh Hands, cricketer (1 Test for SA), dies
Apr 20 In the year 1918 the Canadian Government calls up men from ages of 20 to 22 for military service.
Apr 21 In the year 1918 "Red Baron", [Manfred von Richtofen], shot down in WW I at 25
Apr 21 "Red" Baron Manfred von Richtofen, killed in WW I in the year 1918.
Apr 21 On this day in history 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.
Apr 22 In the year 1918 mickey Vernon, baseball player
Apr 23 Battle of Zeebrugge ends on this day in history.
Apr 23 Percy Thomson Dean, lt-commander, killed at Zeebrugge, dies in the year 1918.
Apr 23 USS Stewart destroys German submarine off France on this day in history.
Apr 25 On this day in history astrid Varnay, Stockholm Sweden, soprano (Met Opera 1941-56)
Apr 25 In the year 1918 australians drive Germans from Villers-Bretonneux, France
Apr 25 The birth of Ella Fitzgerald, US jazz singer on this day in history.
Apr 27 Giants' 9-0 winning start & Dodgers' 0-9 losing streak are stopped in the year 1918.
Apr 27 On this day in history john Alfred Scali, journalist/correspondent (ABC)
Apr 27 Lt. George Burdon McKean (14th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Gavrelle France in the year 1918.
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) in the year 1918.
May 02 Frederick Archibauld Warner, diplomat on this day in history.
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 Yankees set record with 8 sacrifices, beat Red Sox's Babe Ruth 5-4 in the year 1918.
May 05 On this day in history erbie Bowser, pianist
May 06 On this day in history godfrey Ridout, composer
May 07 On this day in history argeliers Leon, composer
May 09 On this day in history mike Wallace, Brookline Mass, newscaster (Biography, 60 Minutes)
May 10 On this day in history hMS Vindictive sunk to block entrance of Ostend Harbor
May 11 44th Kentucky Derby: William Knapp on Exterminator wins in 2:10.8 in the year 1918.
May 11 Richard P Feynman, physicist (Feynman-diagrams/Nobel prize 1965) in the year 1918.
May 12 In the year 1918 oscar Beregi Jr, Hungary, actor (Young Frankenstein, Panic in City)