Historical Events In August - 18
Friday, 24 March 2023
1905 On this day in history greta Garbo, actress famed recluse
1906 Andre Van Gyseghem, England, actor (Search for the Nile) on August - 18.
1907 On this day in history cecilia Grace Hunt Reeves Gillie, Executive (BBC)
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 August - 18.
1909 Miliza Korjus, Warsaw Poland, actress (Great Waltz) on August - 18.
1910 Charles Wegg-Prosser, solicitor on August - 18.
1914 On this day in history pres Wilson issues Proclamation of Neutrality
1914 Oscar Egg sets new cycling hour record (44,247 km) on this day in history.
1915 On August - 18 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 On this day in history edward D Pain, English journalist (NY World), dies in battle at 36
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 Dutch Naval Air Force forms (MLD) on August - 18.
1917 On August - 18 casper Weinberger, US Secretary of Defense (1981-87)
1918 Elsa Morante, writer on August - 18.
1919 On this day in history anti-Cigarette League of America forms in Chicago Illinois
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 On August - 18 1st class debut of Walter Hammond
1920 On this day in history bob Kennedy, baseball player
1921 Zdzisław Żygulski, Jr., Polish art historian on this day in history.
1922 The birth of Shelley Winters, American actress on this day in history.
1922 Alain Robbe-Grillet, France, novelist (Voyeur) on this day in history.
1923 On August - 18 37th US Womens Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats Molla B Mallory (62 61)
1923 On this day in history 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 August - 18 belgian & US sign treaty about war debts
1925 Brian W[ilson] Aldiss, UK, sci-fi author (Helliconia Trilogy) on August - 18.
1926 On August - 18 england regain Ashes with 5th Test Cricket win, to take series 1-0
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