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Historical Events In 1918

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

May 13   1st US airmail stamps issued (24 cents) on this day in history.  

May 13   John Johnston, British diplomat (Rhodesia, Malaysia) in the year 1918.  

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

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   1st airmail postal service (NY, Phila & Wash DC) on this day in history.  

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

May 15   In the year 1918 greek troops lands at Smyrna  

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

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

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

May 16   On this day in history 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   On this day in history john Paul II, [Karol Wojtyla], 264th Roman Catholic pope (1978- )  

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   In the year 1918 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   On this day in history florence Chadwick, swimmer (1st to swim English Channel both ways)  

May 19   In the year 1918 wash 1st Sunday game, Senators beat Cleveland 1-0 in 18 innings  

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

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

May 21   House of Representatives passes amendment allowing women to vote in the year 1918.  

May 21   On this day in history leonard Mullens, rubber physicist  

May 22   In the year 1918 david Land, impressario  

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

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

May 23   King Oil/Shell refinery on Curacao officially opens on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1918.  

May 24   On this day in history cleveland Indians Stan Coveleski sets club record for most innings pitched (19)  

May 24   Coleman A Young, civil rights leader (Mayor-D-Detroit) on this day in history.  

May 25   Claude Akins, Nelson GA, actor (BJ & Bear, Movin' On, Lobo) on this day in history.  

May 26   On this day in history georgian Social Democratic Republic declares independence from Russia  

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Famous Birthdays In 1918

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 01   Willy den Ouden, Dutch swimmer, (WR 100m, 1:04.06) was born in the year 1918.  

Jan 01   In the year 1918 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 in the year 1918.  

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

Jan 06   On this day in history birth of buddy Weed, Ossining NY, pianist (Penthouse Party)  

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

Jan 07   In the year 1918 birth of alessadro Natta, Italian political leader (Communist Party)  

Famous Deaths In 1918

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   In the year 1918 sijbe K Bakker, vicar/theologist (Christian-Socialism), dies at 42  

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

Jan 08   On this day in history 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 in the year 1918.  

Jan 28   On this day in history john McCrae, Canadian poet/physician, dies  

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

Feb 06   In the year 1918 gustav Klimt, Austrian painter/cartoonist, dies at 55  

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