Historical Events In August - 18
Wednesday, 23 September 2020
1905 On August - 18 greta Garbo, actress famed recluse
1906 On August - 18 andre Van Gyseghem, England, actor (Search for the Nile)
1907 Cecilia Grace Hunt Reeves Gillie, Executive (BBC) on August - 18.
1907 On August - 18 john Kerr, physicist (magneto-optic Kerr-effect), dies at 82
1908 Armijn Pane, Indonesian writer (Belenggu) on August - 18.
1909 Mayor of Tokyo Yukio Ozaki presents Washington, D.C. with 2,000 cherry trees, which President Taft decides to plant near the Potomac River on this day in history.
1909 On this day in history miliza Korjus, Warsaw Poland, actress (Great Waltz)
1910 On August - 18 charles Wegg-Prosser, solicitor
1914 Pres Wilson issues Proclamation of Neutrality on this day in history.
1914 On August - 18 oscar Egg sets new cycling hour record (44,247 km)
1915 Braves Field opens in Boston to see Braves beat Cards 3-1 on this day in history.
1915 Max Lanier, baseball player on August - 18.
1916 On August - 18 elsa Morante, Italy, writer (L'isola di Arturo)
1916 Edward D Pain, English journalist (NY World), dies in battle at 36 on August - 18.
1917 On August - 18 capt. (acting Major) Okill Massey Learmonth (2nd Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Hill 70, France
1917 On August - 18 sgt. Fredrick Hobson (20th Cdn. infanctry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Hill 70, France
1917 On this day in history dutch Naval Air Force forms (MLD)
1917 On August - 18 casper Weinberger, US Secretary of Defense (1981-87)
1918 On August - 18 elsa Morante, writer
1919 Anti-Cigarette League of America forms in Chicago Illinois on this day in history.
1919 On August - 18 walter J Hickel, (Gov-R-Alaska)/US Secretary of Interior (1969-71)
1920 Tennessee ratifies 19th Amendment, guarantees women voting right on this day in history.
1920 1st class debut of Walter Hammond on August - 18.
1920 Bob Kennedy, baseball player on this day in history.
1921 On this day in history zdzisław Żygulski, Jr., Polish art historian
1922 On August - 18 the birth of Shelley Winters, American actress
1922 On August - 18 alain Robbe-Grillet, France, novelist (Voyeur)
1923 On August - 18 37th US Womens Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats Molla B Mallory (62 61)
1923 Jahangir Khan Irani, cricket wicketkeeper for India (1947-8 Aust tour) on August - 18.
1924 On this day in history france begins retracting troops out of Ruhrgebied
1924 Mohammad Zia Ul-Haq, pres of Pakistan (1977-88)[or Aug 12] on this day in history.
1925 Belgian & US sign treaty about war debts on August - 18.
1925 On August - 18 brian W[ilson] Aldiss, UK, sci-fi author (Helliconia Trilogy)
1926 On this day in history england regain Ashes with 5th Test Cricket win, to take series 1-0