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Historical Events In August - 18

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

1905  On August - 18 greta Garbo, actress famed recluse  

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

1907  Cecilia Grace Hunt Reeves Gillie, Executive (BBC) on August - 18.  

1907  On August - 18 john Kerr, physicist (magneto-optic Kerr-effect), dies at 82  

1908  Armijn Pane, Indonesian writer (Belenggu) on August - 18.  

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 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  On August - 18 oscar Egg sets new cycling hour record (44,247 km)  

1915  Braves Field opens in Boston to see Braves beat Cards 3-1 on this day in history.  

1915  Max Lanier, baseball player on August - 18.  

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 August - 18.  

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 this day in history dutch Naval Air Force forms (MLD)  

1917  On August - 18 casper Weinberger, US Secretary of Defense (1981-87)  

1918  On August - 18 elsa Morante, writer  

1919  Anti-Cigarette League of America forms in Chicago Illinois on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1920  1st class debut of Walter Hammond on August - 18.  

1920  Bob Kennedy, baseball player on this day in history.  

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

1922  On August - 18 the birth of Shelley Winters, American actress  

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  Jahangir Khan Irani, cricket wicketkeeper for India (1947-8 Aust tour) on August - 18.  

1924  On this day in history france begins retracting troops out of Ruhrgebied  

1924  Mohammad Zia Ul-Haq, pres of Pakistan (1977-88)[or Aug 12] on this day in history.  

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

1925  On August - 18 brian W[ilson] Aldiss, UK, sci-fi author (Helliconia Trilogy)  

1926  On this day in history england regain Ashes with 5th Test Cricket win, to take series 1-0  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 18

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1414  Jami, Persian poet (d. 1492) was born on August - 18.  

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 this day in history 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 August - 18 birth of jean Bolland, Flemish Jesuit writer (d. 1665)  

1605  Henry Hammond, English churchman (d. 1660) was born on August - 18.  

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 August - 18 death of walafrid Strabo, German monk and theologian  

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

1236  Theodorus Van Celles, monastery founder (Kruisheren), dies on this day in history.  

1258  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1318  On August - 18 death of clare of Montefalco, Italian Abbess and religious leader (born c. 1268)  

1430  On August - 18 death of thomas de Ros, 9th Baron de Ros, English soldier and politician (drowned) (b. 1406)  

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