Historical Events In August - 18
Sunday, 07 March 2021
1905 On this day in history greta Garbo, actress famed recluse
1906 Andre Van Gyseghem, England, actor (Search for the Nile) on this day in history.
1907 On August - 18 cecilia Grace Hunt Reeves Gillie, Executive (BBC)
1907 John Kerr, physicist (magneto-optic Kerr-effect), dies at 82 on August - 18.
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 Miliza Korjus, Warsaw Poland, actress (Great Waltz) on this day in history.
1910 Charles Wegg-Prosser, solicitor on this day in history.
1914 On August - 18 pres Wilson issues Proclamation of Neutrality
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 this day in history.
1915 On August - 18 max Lanier, baseball player
1916 Elsa Morante, Italy, writer (L'isola di Arturo) on this day in history.
1916 On this day in history edward D Pain, English journalist (NY World), dies in battle at 36
1917 Capt. (acting Major) Okill Massey Learmonth (2nd Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Hill 70, France on August - 18.
1917 Sgt. Fredrick Hobson (20th Cdn. infanctry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Hill 70, France on August - 18.
1917 Dutch Naval Air Force forms (MLD) on this day in history.
1917 Casper Weinberger, US Secretary of Defense (1981-87) on this day in history.
1918 On August - 18 elsa Morante, writer
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 Tennessee ratifies 19th Amendment, guarantees women voting right on August - 18.
1920 On this day in history 1st class debut of Walter Hammond
1920 Bob Kennedy, baseball player on August - 18.
1921 Zdzisław Żygulski, Jr., Polish art historian on this day in history.
1922 The birth of Shelley Winters, American actress on August - 18.
1922 Alain Robbe-Grillet, France, novelist (Voyeur) on August - 18.
1923 37th US Womens Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats Molla B Mallory (62 61) on this day in history.
1923 On August - 18 jahangir Khan Irani, cricket wicketkeeper for India (1947-8 Aust tour)
1924 France begins retracting troops out of Ruhrgebied on August - 18.
1924 On August - 18 mohammad Zia Ul-Haq, pres of Pakistan (1977-88)[or Aug 12]
1925 Belgian & US sign treaty about war debts on this day in history.
1925 Brian W[ilson] Aldiss, UK, sci-fi author (Helliconia Trilogy) on this day in history.
1926 England regain Ashes with 5th Test Cricket win, to take series 1-0 on this day in history.