Historical Events In 1918
Tuesday, 26 March 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 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 "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 Mickey Vernon, baseball player in the year 1918.
Apr 23 Battle of Zeebrugge ends in the year 1918.
Apr 23 On this day in history percy Thomson Dean, lt-commander, killed at Zeebrugge, dies
Apr 23 USS Stewart destroys German submarine off France in the year 1918.
Apr 25 In the year 1918 astrid Varnay, Stockholm Sweden, soprano (Met Opera 1941-56)
Apr 25 Australians drive Germans from Villers-Bretonneux, France in the year 1918.
Apr 25 The birth of Ella Fitzgerald, US jazz singer in the year 1918.
Apr 27 On this day in history giants' 9-0 winning start & Dodgers' 0-9 losing streak are stopped
Apr 27 In the year 1918 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 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) in the year 1918.
Apr 29 In the year 1918 tris Speaker ties career outfield record of 4 unassisted double plays
Apr 30 Orange Nassau soccer team forms in Groningen in the year 1918.
Apr 30 W Donald McNeill, tennis champ (US Open-1940) on this day in history.
May 02 Frederick Archibauld Warner, diplomat on this day in history.
May 02 General Motors acquires the Chevrolet Motor Company of Delaware in the year 1918.
May 03 On this day in history charlie Soong, Christian Missionary
May 04 Kakuei Tanaka, Japanese PM (1972-74), convicted of bribe-taking in the year 1918.
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 On this day in history godfrey Ridout, composer
May 07 In the year 1918 argeliers Leon, composer
May 09 Mike Wallace, Brookline Mass, newscaster (Biography, 60 Minutes) on this day in history.
May 10 On this day in history hMS Vindictive sunk to block entrance of Ostend Harbor
May 11 On this day in history 44th Kentucky Derby: William Knapp on Exterminator wins in 2:10.8
May 11 Richard P Feynman, physicist (Feynman-diagrams/Nobel prize 1965) in the year 1918.
May 12 Oscar Beregi Jr, Hungary, actor (Young Frankenstein, Panic in City) in the year 1918.