Historical Events In August - 18
Sunday, 24 September 2023
1905 Greta Garbo, actress famed recluse on August - 18.
1906 On August - 18 andre Van Gyseghem, England, actor (Search for the Nile)
1907 On this day in history cecilia Grace Hunt Reeves Gillie, Executive (BBC)
1907 On this day in history 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 Miliza Korjus, Warsaw Poland, actress (Great Waltz) on this day in history.
1910 On this day in history charles Wegg-Prosser, solicitor
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 Braves Field opens in Boston to see Braves beat Cards 3-1 on this day in history.
1915 On this day in history max Lanier, baseball player
1916 On August - 18 elsa Morante, Italy, writer (L'isola di Arturo)
1916 On August - 18 edward D Pain, English journalist (NY World), dies in battle at 36
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 this day in history.
1917 On this day in history casper Weinberger, US Secretary of Defense (1981-87)
1918 Elsa Morante, writer on August - 18.
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 this day in history.
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 On August - 18 bob Kennedy, baseball player
1921 ZdzisÅ‚aw Å»ygulski, Jr., Polish art historian on August - 18.
1922 The birth of Shelley Winters, American actress on August - 18.
1922 Alain Robbe-Grillet, France, novelist (Voyeur) on this day in history.
1923 On this day in history 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 August - 18 france begins retracting troops out of Ruhrgebied
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 August - 18.
1925 Brian W[ilson] Aldiss, UK, sci-fi author (Helliconia Trilogy) on this day in history.
1926 On August - 18 england regain Ashes with 5th Test Cricket win, to take series 1-0