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Historical Events In 1918

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

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   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) on this day in history.  

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

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

May 15   In the year 1918 the first regular airmail service (between New York, Philadelphia & Washington DC) inaugurated  

May 16   Edward Thomas, historian/intelligence expert in the year 1918.  

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

May 16   The Sedition Act of 1918 is passed by the U.S. Congress, making criticism of the government an imprisonable offense on this day in history.  

May 17   Birgit Nilsson, Karup Sweden, operatic soprano (Elektra, Salome) in the year 1918.  

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

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

May 22   David Land, impressario on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1918 king Oil/Shell refinery on Curacao officially opens  

May 23   On this day in history 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   On this day in history coleman A Young, civil rights leader (Mayor-D-Detroit)  

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

May 26   Georgian Social Democratic Republic declares independence from Russia in the year 1918.  

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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   Patrick Anthony Porteous, Scottish Victoria Cross recipient (d. 2000) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 02   Willi Graf, German anti-Nazi activist (d. 1943) was born on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 06   Caspar MB "Cas" Baas, Dutch actor/playwright/director (Ciske the Rat) was born in the year 1918.  

Jan 07   On this day in history birth of alessadro Natta, Italian political leader (Communist Party)  

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   Georg F L P Cantor, German mathematician: collection, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

Jan 08   Michael Hertz, composer, dies at 73 on this day in history.  

Jan 09   On this day in history 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   John McCrae, Canadian poet/physician, dies in the year 1918.  

Feb 02   John L Sullivan, Mass, heavyweight boxing champ, dies at 59 in the year 1918.  

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

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