Historical Events In 1918
Tuesday, 31 March 2020
May 26 On this day in history kyarra, torpedoed by a German submarine UB57 2 miles off Anvil Point off the Dorset coast while on a voyage from London to Sydney with a general cargo. 6 lives were lost.
May 27 On this day in history battle of Aisne
May 27 Henry Adams, US literature historian (Esther), dies at 80 on this day in history.
May 27 Yasuhiro Nakasone, premier of Japan (1982-87) on this day in history.
May 28 In the year 1918 tatars declares Azerbaijan, in Russian Caucasus, independent
May 29 On this day in history herb Shriner, humorist/TV host (Herb Shriner Show)
May 30 On this day in history georgi V Plechanov, Russian revolutionary theorist, dies
May 31 General Monash succeeds Birdwood as GOC Australian Corps in the year 1918.
May 31 HMS Fairy, Built by Fairfields at Govan, Glasgow this 'C' Class destroyer of about 400 tons rammed the German submarine UC75 off the Yorkshire coast. The Uboat had previously been rammed by the steamer Blaydonian, damaging the casing. The Uboat then surfaced and at first the Commanding Officer of Fairy thought the submarine must be Royal Navy but the normal challenge was not replied to. Fairy then rammed the uboat at the stern because if the boat was British the crew would have time to get out. It then became quite quite clear the boat was German so HMS Fairy rammed her hard just forward of the conning tower. Two of the men from the submarine jumped on to the forecastle of the destroyer and the other twelve crew were rescued from the water. The submarine sank but the bows of the destroyer were seriously damaged as the submarine was a much bigger vessel than HMS Fairy and she, herself, later sank in the year 1918.
Jun 01 Excelsior Maassluis soccer team forms in Maassluis on this day in history.
Jun 01 In the year 1918 friedrich Richard Faltin, composer, dies at 83
Jun 03 On this day in history patrick Cargill, actor (Help, Hammerhead)
Jun 03 On this day in history supreme Court rules child labor laws unconstitutional
Jun 04 On this day in history leRoy Walker, Atlanta Ga, CEO (US Olympic Committee)
Jun 04 In the year 1918 m Wolf discovers asteroid #894 Erda
Jun 05 In the year 1918 branimir Sakac, composer
Jun 06 On this day in history battle of Belleau Wood, 1st US victory of WW I
Jun 06 In the year 1918 battle of Belleau Wood, first US victory of WW I
Jun 06 Maria Montez, Dominican Rep, actress (Arabian Nights) on this day in history.
Jun 07 Irene Vorrink, Dutch minister (health & environment) on this day in history.
Jun 08 Nova Aquila, brightest nova since Kepler's nova of 1604, discovered on this day in history.
Jun 08 On this day in history robert Preston, Newton MA, actor (Music Man, Mame, Last Starfighter)
Jun 09 Rob de Vries, Dutch WW II resistance fighter/dir/actor (Ciske de Rat) on this day in history.
Jun 10 Arrigio Enrico Boito, composer, dies at 76 in the year 1918.
Jun 10 Barry Morse, actor (Fugitive-Lt Philip Gerard, Winds of War) on this day in history.
Jun 12 1st airplane bombing raid by an American unit, France on this day in history.
Jun 12 The first airplane bombing raid by an American unit, France on this day in history.
Jun 13 On this day in history ben Johnson, Foraker Okla, actor (Chisum, Battle Force, Dillinger)
Jun 13 Phillies & Cards tie 8-8 in 19 innings on this day in history.
Jun 14 On this day in history carter Harman, composer
Jun 15 1" of snow falls in Northern Pennsylvania on this day in history.
Jun 15 50th running of Belmont Stakes (Johren wins) on this day in history.
Jun 15 Andreas M Donner, Dutch state leader in the year 1918.
Jun 17 Derek Barber, CEO (Countryside Commission), dies in the year 1918.