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.