Historical Events In 1918
Saturday, 20 July 2019
May 26 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 in the year 1918.
May 27 Battle of Aisne on this day in history.
May 27 On this day in history henry Adams, US literature historian (Esther), dies at 80
May 27 In the year 1918 yasuhiro Nakasone, premier of Japan (1982-87)
May 28 Tatars declares Azerbaijan, in Russian Caucasus, independent on this day in history.
May 29 In the year 1918 herb Shriner, humorist/TV host (Herb Shriner Show)
May 30 Georgi V Plechanov, Russian revolutionary theorist, dies on this day in history.
May 31 In the year 1918 general Monash succeeds Birdwood as GOC Australian Corps
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 on this day in history.
Jun 01 In the year 1918 excelsior Maassluis soccer team forms in Maassluis
Jun 01 In the year 1918 friedrich Richard Faltin, composer, dies at 83
Jun 03 Patrick Cargill, actor (Help, Hammerhead) on this day in history.
Jun 03 In the year 1918 supreme Court rules child labor laws unconstitutional
Jun 04 LeRoy Walker, Atlanta Ga, CEO (US Olympic Committee) on this day in history.
Jun 04 On this day in history m Wolf discovers asteroid #894 Erda
Jun 05 Branimir Sakac, composer in the year 1918.
Jun 06 Battle of Belleau Wood, 1st US victory of WW I in the year 1918.
Jun 06 Battle of Belleau Wood, first US victory of WW I on this day in history.
Jun 06 Maria Montez, Dominican Rep, actress (Arabian Nights) on this day in history.
Jun 07 Irene Vorrink, Dutch minister (health & environment) in the year 1918.
Jun 08 Nova Aquila, brightest nova since Kepler's nova of 1604, discovered in the year 1918.
Jun 08 Robert Preston, Newton MA, actor (Music Man, Mame, Last Starfighter) on this day in history.
Jun 09 In the year 1918 rob de Vries, Dutch WW II resistance fighter/dir/actor (Ciske de Rat)
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 in the year 1918.
Jun 12 The first airplane bombing raid by an American unit, France in the year 1918.
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 in the year 1918.
Jun 14 In the year 1918 carter Harman, composer
Jun 15 1" of snow falls in Northern Pennsylvania in the year 1918.
Jun 15 In the year 1918 50th running of Belmont Stakes (Johren wins)
Jun 15 Andreas M Donner, Dutch state leader in the year 1918.
Jun 17 On this day in history derek Barber, CEO (Countryside Commission), dies