Historical Events In 1918
Friday, 18 January 2019
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 in the year 1918.
Apr 20 Reginald Harry Mybirgh Hands, cricketer (1 Test for SA), dies on this day in history.
Apr 20 On this day in history 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 In the year 1918 "Red" Baron Manfred von Richtofen, killed in WW I
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 In the year 1918 battle of Zeebrugge ends
Apr 23 Percy Thomson Dean, lt-commander, killed at Zeebrugge, dies on this day in history.
Apr 23 On this day in history uSS Stewart destroys German submarine off France
Apr 25 In the year 1918 astrid Varnay, Stockholm Sweden, soprano (Met Opera 1941-56)
Apr 25 On this day in history australians drive Germans from Villers-Bretonneux, France
Apr 25 The birth of Ella Fitzgerald, US jazz singer on this day in history.
Apr 27 In the year 1918 giants' 9-0 winning start & Dodgers' 0-9 losing streak are stopped
Apr 27 John Alfred Scali, journalist/correspondent (ABC) on this day in history.
Apr 27 In the year 1918 lt. George Burdon McKean (14th Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Gavrelle France
Apr 29 Gavrilo Princip, Bosnian murderer of arch duke Ferdinand, dies at 22 in the year 1918.
Apr 29 Mervyn Roye Harvey, cricketer (brother of Neil, Test for Australia) on this day in history.
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 In the year 1918 w Donald McNeill, tennis champ (US Open-1940)
May 02 Frederick Archibauld Warner, diplomat in the year 1918.
May 02 In the year 1918 general Motors acquires the Chevrolet Motor Company of Delaware.
May 03 Charlie Soong, Christian Missionary in the year 1918.
May 04 On this day in history kakuei Tanaka, Japanese PM (1972-74), convicted of bribe-taking
May 04 In the year 1918 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 On this day in history godfrey Ridout, composer
May 07 Argeliers Leon, composer in the year 1918.
May 09 Mike Wallace, Brookline Mass, newscaster (Biography, 60 Minutes) on this day in history.
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
May 11 On this day in history richard P Feynman, physicist (Feynman-diagrams/Nobel prize 1965)
May 12 In the year 1918 oscar Beregi Jr, Hungary, actor (Young Frankenstein, Panic in City)