Historical Events In August - 18
Monday, 14 June 2021
1905 Greta Garbo, actress famed recluse on this day in history.
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 On August - 18 armijn Pane, Indonesian writer (Belenggu)
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 Miliza Korjus, Warsaw Poland, actress (Great Waltz) on August - 18.
1910 Charles Wegg-Prosser, solicitor on August - 18.
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 On this day in history braves Field opens in Boston to see Braves beat Cards 3-1
1915 On this day in history max Lanier, baseball player
1916 Elsa Morante, Italy, writer (L'isola di Arturo) on August - 18.
1916 Edward D Pain, English journalist (NY World), dies in battle at 36 on August - 18.
1917 Capt. (acting Major) Okill Massey Learmonth (2nd Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Hill 70, France on this day in history.
1917 On August - 18 sgt. Fredrick Hobson (20th Cdn. infanctry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Hill 70, France
1917 Dutch Naval Air Force forms (MLD) on August - 18.
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 this day in history.
1919 Walter J Hickel, (Gov-R-Alaska)/US Secretary of Interior (1969-71) on August - 18.
1920 On August - 18 tennessee ratifies 19th Amendment, guarantees women voting right
1920 On August - 18 1st class debut of Walter Hammond
1920 Bob Kennedy, baseball player on this day in history.
1921 Zdzisław Żygulski, Jr., Polish art historian on this day in history.
1922 On this day in history the birth of Shelley Winters, American actress
1922 On this day in history alain Robbe-Grillet, France, novelist (Voyeur)
1923 37th US Womens Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats Molla B Mallory (62 61) on August - 18.
1923 On August - 18 jahangir Khan Irani, cricket wicketkeeper for India (1947-8 Aust tour)
1924 On this day in history france begins retracting troops out of Ruhrgebied
1924 On August - 18 mohammad Zia Ul-Haq, pres of Pakistan (1977-88)[or Aug 12]
1925 On this day in history belgian & US sign treaty about war debts
1925 On August - 18 brian W[ilson] Aldiss, UK, sci-fi author (Helliconia Trilogy)
1926 England regain Ashes with 5th Test Cricket win, to take series 1-0 on August - 18.