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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.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 18

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1414  On August - 18 birth of jami, Persian poet (d. 1492)  

1450  Marko Marulic/Marulus/Splichanin/Pechinich, Croatian poet was born on this day in history.  

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  On August - 18 birth of virginia Dare, 1st American born of English parents  

1596  On this day in history birth of jean Bolland, Flemish Jesuit writer (d. 1665)  

1605  On August - 18 birth of henry Hammond, English churchman (d. 1660)  

1606  On August - 18 birth of maria Anna of Spain, Holy Roman Empire Empress and Queen of Hungary (d. 1646)  

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

1227  On August - 18 genghis Khan, Mongol conqueror, dies  

1236  On August - 18 theodorus Van Celles, monastery founder (Kruisheren), dies  

1258  On August - 18 death of theodore II Lascaris, Emperor of the Empire of Nicaea  

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

1318  On this day in history 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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