Historical Events In 1918
Thursday, 20 February 2020
May 13 On this day in history 1st US airmail stamps issued (24 cents)
May 13 On this day in history john Johnston, British diplomat (Rhodesia, Malaysia)
May 13 The first US airmail stamps issued (24¢) in the year 1918.
May 14 Arthur McIntyre, cricket wicket-keeper (England 3 times early 50's) in the year 1918.
May 14 Sunday baseball is made legal in Wash DC on this day in history.
May 15 In the year 1918 1st airmail postal service (NY, Phila & Wash DC)
May 15 Eddy Arnold, Henderson TN, country singer (Cattle Call, Anytime) on this day in history.
May 15 Greek troops lands at Smyrna in the year 1918.
May 15 The first regular airmail service (between New York, Philadelphia & Washington DC) inaugurated in the year 1918.
May 16 Edward Thomas, historian/intelligence expert in the year 1918.
May 16 On this day in history eusapia Palladino, Napolitan, dies at 64
May 16 In the year 1918 the Sedition Act of 1918 is passed by the U.S. Congress, making criticism of the government an imprisonable offense.
May 17 In the year 1918 birgit Nilsson, Karup Sweden, operatic soprano (Elektra, Salome)
May 18 In the year 1918 john Paul II, [Karol Wojtyla], 264th Roman Catholic pope (1978- )
May 18 Neth Indian Volksraad installed in Batavia in the year 1918.
May 18 Netherlands Indian Volksraad installed in Batavia in the year 1918.
May 18 In the year 1918 the birth of Pope John Paul II, Head of the Catholic Church
May 18 TNT explosion in chemical factory in Oakdale PA kills 200 in the year 1918.
May 18 Toivo Kuula, composer, dies at 34 in the year 1918.
May 19 Florence Chadwick, swimmer (1st to swim English Channel both ways) on this day in history.
May 19 In the year 1918 wash 1st Sunday game, Senators beat Cleveland 1-0 in 18 innings
May 20 1st electrically propelled warship (New Mexico) in the year 1918.
May 20 The first electrically propelled warship (the New Mexico) in the year 1918.
May 21 On this day in history house of Representatives passes amendment allowing women to vote
May 21 Leonard Mullens, rubber physicist on this day in history.
May 22 David Land, impressario on this day in history.
May 23 On this day in history bulent Arel, composer
May 23 King Oil/Shell refinery on Curaçao officially opens in the year 1918.
May 23 King Oil/Shell refinery on Curacao officially opens on this day in history.
May 23 On this day in history sS Moldavia, lost off Littlehampton, Sussex. This P & O ship of 9,500 tons was requisitioned in 1915 and converted to an auxilliary cruiser and commissioned by the British Admiralty. Later she was used as a troopship after the USA joined the war and while carrying troops to France she was torpedoed. Most soldiers were rescued but 56 lost their lives.
May 24 Cleveland Indians Stan Coveleski sets club record for most innings pitched (19) on this day in history.
May 24 On this day in history coleman A Young, civil rights leader (Mayor-D-Detroit)
May 25 Claude Akins, Nelson GA, actor (BJ & Bear, Movin' On, Lobo) on this day in history.
May 26 Georgian Social Democratic Republic declares independence from Russia in the year 1918.