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Historical Events In August - 18

Sunday, 03 July 2022

1905  On this day in history greta Garbo, actress famed recluse  

1906  On August - 18 andre Van Gyseghem, England, actor (Search for the Nile)  

1907  On August - 18 cecilia Grace Hunt Reeves Gillie, Executive (BBC)  

1907  John Kerr, physicist (magneto-optic Kerr-effect), dies at 82 on this day in history.  

1908  On this day in history 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  On August - 18 miliza Korjus, Warsaw Poland, actress (Great Waltz)  

1910  Charles Wegg-Prosser, solicitor on August - 18.  

1914  Pres Wilson issues Proclamation of Neutrality on August - 18.  

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 this day in history max Lanier, baseball player  

1916  On this day in history 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 this day in history capt. (acting Major) Okill Massey Learmonth (2nd Cdn. Infantry Batt.) wins the Victoria Cross at Hill 70, France  

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 August - 18.  

1917  Casper Weinberger, US Secretary of Defense (1981-87) on this day in history.  

1918  Elsa Morante, writer on this day in history.  

1919  On August - 18 anti-Cigarette League of America forms in Chicago Illinois  

1919  Walter J Hickel, (Gov-R-Alaska)/US Secretary of Interior (1969-71) on August - 18.  

1920  On this day in history tennessee ratifies 19th Amendment, guarantees women voting right  

1920  On this day in history 1st class debut of Walter Hammond  

1920  Bob Kennedy, baseball player on August - 18.  

1921  On this day in history zdzisław Żygulski, Jr., Polish art historian  

1922  On this day in history the birth of Shelley Winters, American actress  

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 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 this day in history mohammad Zia Ul-Haq, pres of Pakistan (1977-88)[or Aug 12]  

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

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 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  On August - 18 birth of charlotte Flandrina van Nassau, daughter of Willem I of Orange  

1587  On August - 18 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 August - 18.  

1605  On this day in history birth of henry Hammond, English churchman (d. 1660)  

1606  On this day in history birth of maria Anna of Spain, Holy Roman Empire Empress and Queen of Hungary (d. 1646)  

Famous Deaths In August - 18

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0353  On this day in history death of decentius, Roman usurper  

0849  On this day in history death of walafrid Strabo, German monk and theologian  

1227  Genghis Khan, Mongol conqueror, dies on August - 18.  

1236  On August - 18 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  Death of Clare of Montefalco, Italian Abbess and religious leader (born c. 1268) on this day in history.  

1430  Death of Thomas de Ros, 9th Baron de Ros, English soldier and politician (drowned) (b. 1406) on August - 18.  

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