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Historical Events In 1918

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May 11   In the year 1918 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   On this day in history john Johnston, British diplomat (Rhodesia, Malaysia)  

May 13   In the year 1918 the first US airmail stamps issued (24¢)  

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

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

May 15   On this day in history 1st airmail postal service (NY, Phila & Wash DC)  

May 15   On this day in history eddy Arnold, Henderson TN, country singer (Cattle Call, Anytime)  

May 15   Greek troops lands at Smyrna on this day in history.  

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

May 16   In the year 1918 edward Thomas, historian/intelligence expert  

May 16   In the year 1918 eusapia Palladino, Napolitan, dies at 64  

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   Birgit Nilsson, Karup Sweden, operatic soprano (Elektra, Salome) in the year 1918.  

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

May 18   On this day in history neth Indian Volksraad installed in Batavia  

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

May 18   On this day in history the birth of Pope John Paul II, Head of the Catholic Church  

May 18   TNT explosion in chemical factory in Oakdale PA kills 200 in the year 1918.  

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   In the year 1918 1st electrically propelled warship (New Mexico)  

May 20   The first electrically propelled warship (the New Mexico) on this day in history.  

May 21   On this day in history house of Representatives passes amendment allowing women to vote  

May 21   In the year 1918 leonard Mullens, rubber physicist  

May 22   David Land, impressario in the year 1918.  

May 23   In the year 1918 bulent Arel, composer  

May 23   On this day in history king Oil/Shell refinery on Curaçao officially opens  

May 23   On this day in history king Oil/Shell refinery on Curacao officially opens  

May 23   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 on this day in history.  

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) on this day in history.  

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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   In the year 1918 birth of patrick Anthony Porteous, Scottish Victoria Cross recipient (d. 2000)  

Jan 02   In the year 1918 birth of willi Graf, German anti-Nazi activist (d. 1943)  

Jan 03   Maxene Andrews, Minn, singer (Andrew Sisters-Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy) was born in the year 1918.  

Jan 05   Jean Dixon, psychic (Gift of Prophecy) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 06   Buddy Weed, Ossining NY, pianist (Penthouse Party) was born in the year 1918.  

Jan 06   On this day in history birth of caspar MB "Cas" Baas, Dutch actor/playwright/director (Ciske the Rat)  

Jan 07   Alessadro Natta, Italian political leader (Communist Party) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1918

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   Sijbe K Bakker, vicar/theologist (Christian-Socialism), dies at 42 in the year 1918.  

Jan 06   In the year 1918 georg F L P Cantor, German mathematician: collection, dies at 72  

Jan 08   In the year 1918 michael Hertz, composer, dies at 73  

Jan 09   In the year 1918 death of Émile Reynaud, French scientist (b. 1844)  

Jan 24   George Arthur Crump, Founder of the Pine Valley Golf Club in Clementon NJ (b. 1871) died on this day in history.  

Jan 28   John McCrae, Canadian poet/physician, dies on this day in history.  

Feb 02   In the year 1918 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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