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Historical Events In August - 18

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

1905  On August - 18 greta Garbo, actress famed recluse  

1906  Andre Van Gyseghem, England, actor (Search for the Nile) on this day in history.  

1907  Cecilia Grace Hunt Reeves Gillie, Executive (BBC) on this day in history.  

1907  On August - 18 john Kerr, physicist (magneto-optic Kerr-effect), dies at 82  

1908  Armijn Pane, Indonesian writer (Belenggu) on this day in history.  

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 August - 18.  

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  Oscar Egg sets new cycling hour record (44,247 km) on this day in history.  

1915  Braves Field opens in Boston to see Braves beat Cards 3-1 on August - 18.  

1915  On August - 18 max Lanier, baseball player  

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 this day in history.  

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 August - 18 dutch Naval Air Force forms (MLD)  

1917  Casper Weinberger, US Secretary of Defense (1981-87) on August - 18.  

1918  Elsa Morante, writer on this day in history.  

1919  Anti-Cigarette League of America forms in Chicago Illinois on August - 18.  

1919  On August - 18 walter J Hickel, (Gov-R-Alaska)/US Secretary of Interior (1969-71)  

1920  On August - 18 tennessee ratifies 19th Amendment, guarantees women voting right  

1920  On August - 18 1st class debut of Walter Hammond  

1920  On this day in history bob Kennedy, baseball player  

1921  Zdzisław Żygulski, Jr., Polish art historian on August - 18.  

1922  The birth of Shelley Winters, American actress on August - 18.  

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  On this day in history jahangir Khan Irani, cricket wicketkeeper for India (1947-8 Aust tour)  

1924  France begins retracting troops out of Ruhrgebied on August - 18.  

1924  Mohammad Zia Ul-Haq, pres of Pakistan (1977-88)[or Aug 12] on August - 18.  

1925  Belgian & US sign treaty about war debts on August - 18.  

1925  Brian W[ilson] Aldiss, UK, sci-fi author (Helliconia Trilogy) on August - 18.  

1926  England regain Ashes with 5th Test Cricket win, to take series 1-0 on August - 18.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 18

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1414  On this day in history birth of jami, Persian poet (d. 1492)  

1450  On this day in history birth of marko Marulic/Marulus/Splichanin/Pechinich, Croatian poet  

1579  Charlotte Flandrina van Nassau, daughter of Willem I of Orange was born on this day in history.  

1587  On this day in history birth of 1st English child born in New World (Virginia Dare)  

1587  Virginia Dare, 1st American born of English parents was born on this day in history.  

1596  Jean Bolland, Flemish Jesuit writer (d. 1665) was born on this day in history.  

1605  Henry Hammond, English churchman (d. 1660) was born on this day in history.  

1606  Maria Anna of Spain, Holy Roman Empire Empress and Queen of Hungary (d. 1646) was born on August - 18.  

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Famous Deaths In August - 18

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0353  On August - 18 death of decentius, Roman usurper  

0849  Death of Walafrid Strabo, German monk and theologian on this day in history.  

1227  Genghis Khan, Mongol conqueror, dies on this day in history.  

1236  On this day in history theodorus Van Celles, monastery founder (Kruisheren), dies  

1258  Death of Theodore II Lascaris, Emperor of the Empire of Nicaea on this day in history.  

1276  Adrian V, [Ottobono Fieschi], Italian Pope (7/11-8/18/1276), dies on this day in history.  

1318  On August - 18 death of clare of Montefalco, Italian Abbess and religious leader (born c. 1268)  

1430  On this day in history death of thomas de Ros, 9th Baron de Ros, English soldier and politician (drowned) (b. 1406)  

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