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Historical Events In 1918

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May 11   On this day in history richard P Feynman, physicist (Feynman-diagrams/Nobel prize 1965)  

May 12   Oscar Beregi Jr, Hungary, actor (Young Frankenstein, Panic in City) on this day in history.  

May 13   1st US airmail stamps issued (24 cents) in the year 1918.  

May 13   John Johnston, British diplomat (Rhodesia, Malaysia) on this day in history.  

May 13   The first US airmail stamps issued (24¢) on this day in history.  

May 14   Arthur McIntyre, cricket wicket-keeper (England 3 times early 50's) in the year 1918.  

May 14   Sunday baseball is made legal in Wash DC in the year 1918.  

May 15   In the year 1918 1st airmail postal service (NY, Phila & Wash DC)  

May 15   Eddy Arnold, Henderson TN, country singer (Cattle Call, Anytime) in the year 1918.  

May 15   On this day in history greek troops lands at Smyrna  

May 15   On this day in history the first regular airmail service (between New York, Philadelphia & Washington DC) inaugurated  

May 16   On this day in history edward Thomas, historian/intelligence expert  

May 16   Eusapia Palladino, Napolitan, dies at 64 on this day in history.  

May 16   In the year 1918 the Sedition Act of 1918 is passed by the U.S. Congress, making criticism of the government an imprisonable offense.  

May 17   In the year 1918 birgit Nilsson, Karup Sweden, operatic soprano (Elektra, Salome)  

May 18   John Paul II, [Karol Wojtyla], 264th Roman Catholic pope (1978- ) in the year 1918.  

May 18   Neth Indian Volksraad installed in Batavia in the year 1918.  

May 18   Netherlands Indian Volksraad installed in Batavia on this day in history.  

May 18   The birth of Pope John Paul II, Head of the Catholic Church in the year 1918.  

May 18   In the year 1918 tNT explosion in chemical factory in Oakdale PA kills 200  

May 18   Toivo Kuula, composer, dies at 34 in the year 1918.  

May 19   Florence Chadwick, swimmer (1st to swim English Channel both ways) on this day in history.  

May 19   Wash 1st Sunday game, Senators beat Cleveland 1-0 in 18 innings on this day in history.  

May 20   On this day in history 1st electrically propelled warship (New Mexico)  

May 20   In the year 1918 the first electrically propelled warship (the New Mexico)  

May 21   In the year 1918 house of Representatives passes amendment allowing women to vote  

May 21   Leonard Mullens, rubber physicist in the year 1918.  

May 22   On this day in history david Land, impressario  

May 23   Bulent Arel, composer on this day in history.  

May 23   In the year 1918 king Oil/Shell refinery on Curaçao officially opens  

May 23   King Oil/Shell refinery on Curacao officially opens in the year 1918.  

May 23   In the year 1918 sS Moldavia, lost off Littlehampton, Sussex. This P & O ship of 9,500 tons was requisitioned in 1915 and converted to an auxilliary cruiser and commissioned by the British Admiralty. Later she was used as a troopship after the USA joined the war and while carrying troops to France she was torpedoed. Most soldiers were rescued but 56 lost their lives.  

May 24   Cleveland Indians Stan Coveleski sets club record for most innings pitched (19) on this day in history.  

May 24   Coleman A Young, civil rights leader (Mayor-D-Detroit) in the year 1918.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1918

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   On this day in history birth of willy den Ouden, Dutch swimmer, (WR 100m, 1:04.06)  

Jan 01   On this day in history 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   Maxene Andrews, Minn, singer (Andrew Sisters-Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 05   Jean Dixon, psychic (Gift of Prophecy) was born in the year 1918.  

Jan 06   In the year 1918 birth of buddy Weed, Ossining NY, pianist (Penthouse Party)  

Jan 06   Caspar MB "Cas" Baas, Dutch actor/playwright/director (Ciske the Rat) was born on this day in history.  

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   On this day in history 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   In the year 1918 michael Hertz, composer, dies at 73  

Jan 09   Émile Reynaud, French scientist (b. 1844) died on this day in history.  

Jan 24   George Arthur Crump, Founder of the Pine Valley Golf Club in Clementon NJ (b. 1871) died in the year 1918.  

Jan 28   John McCrae, Canadian poet/physician, dies in the year 1918.  

Feb 02   On this day in history john L Sullivan, Mass, heavyweight boxing champ, dies at 59  

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

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