Historical Events In 1918
Tuesday, 31 March 2020
May 13 1st US airmail stamps issued (24 cents) on this day in history.
May 13 On this day in history john Johnston, British diplomat (Rhodesia, Malaysia)
May 13 On this day in history 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 on this day in history.
May 15 On this day in history 1st airmail postal service (NY, Phila & Wash DC)
May 15 Eddy Arnold, Henderson TN, country singer (Cattle Call, Anytime) on this day in history.
May 15 Greek troops lands at Smyrna in the year 1918.
May 15 The first regular airmail service (between New York, Philadelphia & Washington DC) inaugurated in the year 1918.
May 16 In the year 1918 edward Thomas, historian/intelligence expert
May 16 Eusapia Palladino, Napolitan, dies at 64 in the year 1918.
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 In the year 1918 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 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 On this day in history tNT explosion in chemical factory in Oakdale PA kills 200
May 18 On this day in history toivo Kuula, composer, dies at 34
May 19 On this day in history florence Chadwick, swimmer (1st to swim English Channel both ways)
May 19 On this day in history wash 1st Sunday game, Senators beat Cleveland 1-0 in 18 innings
May 20 1st electrically propelled warship (New Mexico) on this day in history.
May 20 The first electrically propelled warship (the New Mexico) in the year 1918.
May 21 In the year 1918 house of Representatives passes amendment allowing women to vote
May 21 Leonard Mullens, rubber physicist on this day in history.
May 22 In the year 1918 david Land, impressario
May 23 On this day in history bulent Arel, composer
May 23 In the year 1918 king Oil/Shell refinery on Curaçao officially opens
May 23 King Oil/Shell refinery on Curacao officially opens on this day in history.
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 In the year 1918 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 In the year 1918 claude Akins, Nelson GA, actor (BJ & Bear, Movin' On, Lobo)
May 26 Georgian Social Democratic Republic declares independence from Russia in the year 1918.