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Historical Events In August - 18

Wednesday, 03 March 2021

1927  On August - 18 rosalynn Smith Carter, Georgia, 1st lady (1977-1981), Jimmy's lust  

1928  On August - 18 marge Schott, CEO (Cincinnati Reds)  

1929  On this day in history hugues Aufray, French singer  

1930  On August - 18 eastern Airlines begins passenger service  

1930  Carl Barger, Lewistown Pa, baseball pres (Pitts Pirates, Fla Marlins) on August - 18.  

1931  Lou Gehrig hitless in Detroit, his 1,000th consecutively played game on this day in history.  

1932  On this day in history auguste Piccard/Max Cosijns reach 16,201m in a balloon  

1933  The birth of Roman Polanski, Polish director on August - 18.  

1934  On August - 18 48th US Womens Tennis: Helen Jacobs beats Sarah H Cooke (61 64)  

1934  On this day in history delilah L Beasley, US author/columnist (Oakland Tribune), dies at 61  

1936  106.5ø F-Hottest afternoon ever in Iowa to date on this day in history.  

1936  106.5F-Hottest afternoon ever in Iowa on this day in history.  

1937  The birth of Robert Redford, American actor and director on August - 18.  

1937  Toyota Motor Company founded on August - 18.  

1937  1st FM radio construction permit issued (W1X0J (WGTR) in Boston MA) on August - 18.  

1938  On this day in history fDR dedicates Thousand Islands Bridge connecting US and Canada  

1938  On this day in history fDR dedicates Thousand Islands Bridge connecting US & Canada  

1940  Chrysler founder Walter P. Chrysler dies on August - 18.  

1940  On this day in history 71 German aircrafts shot down above England  

1941  German concentration camp Amersfoort opens on this day in history.  

1942  On August - 18 carlson's Raiders land on Makin, Gilbert islands, kill 350 Japs  

1942  On this day in history erwin Schulhoff, Czech/Russian composer/pianist, dies at 48  

1943  Final convoy of Jews from Salonika Greece arrive at Auschwitz on this day in history.  

1943  On August - 18 carl Hubbell wins his 253rd & final game, all with Giants  

1943  On this day in history hans Jeschonnek, German air force general/chief-staff, commits suicide  

1944  On August - 18 major David V. Currie (The South Alberta Regiment) wins the Victoria Cross at St. Lambert-sur-Dives, France  

1944  On this day in history paris railroad workers strike against nazi occupiers  

1944  Cecile Chaminade, composer, dies at 87 on August - 18.  

1945  Scheduled demonstrations at Polo Grounds & Ebbets Field to end segregation in organized baseball are called off on August - 18.  

1946  On August - 18 golf Writers Associaton of America formed  

1946  Golf Writers Associaton of America forms on this day in history.  

1947  On this day in history naval torpedo and mine factory explodes at Cadiz, Spain killing 300  

1947  Naval torpedo & mine factory explodes at Cadiz, Spain killing 300 on this day in history.  

1949  On August - 18 hungary adopts constitution  

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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 August - 18 birth of marko Marulic/Marulus/Splichanin/Pechinich, Croatian poet  

1579  Charlotte Flandrina van Nassau, daughter of Willem I of Orange was born on August - 18.  

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 this day in history.  

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

1606  Maria Anna of Spain, Holy Roman Empire Empress and Queen of Hungary (d. 1646) was born on August - 18.  

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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  Death of Walafrid Strabo, German monk and theologian on this day in history.  

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

1236  Theodorus Van Celles, monastery founder (Kruisheren), dies on August - 18.  

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

1276  On this day in history adrian V, [Ottobono Fieschi], Italian Pope (7/11-8/18/1276), dies  

1318  Death of Clare of Montefalco, Italian Abbess and religious leader (born c. 1268) on August - 18.  

1430  Death of Thomas de Ros, 9th Baron de Ros, English soldier and politician (drowned) (b. 1406) on this day in history.  

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