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 This day in History - March 18
401 Historic Events for March 18
1897

Betty Compson, actress (Big City, Docks Of New York)

Birth
1898

Otto Jochum, composer

Birth
1899

Phoebe, a moon of Saturn is discovered by Pickering

Event
1899

Douglas Strutt Galton, English engineer (rails, trains), dies at 76

Death
1899

Svetolik Rankovic, Serbian writer (Crushed Ideals), dies at 35

Death
1899

Lavrenti Beria, chief of Soviet secret police under Stalin

Birth
1900

Ant¢nio Nobre, Portuguese poet (S¢ [Lonely]), dies at 32

Death
1900

Ajax (Amsterdam Football Club), forms

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1901

Piotr Perkowski, composer

Birth
1902

Sch”nberg's "Verkl„rte Nacht," premieres in Vienna

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1902

Enrico Caruso becomes 1st well-known performer to make a record

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1904

1st performance of Edward Elgar's "In the South (Alassio)"

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1905

John Kirkpatrick, NYC, pianist (Concord Sonata)

Birth
1905

Mollie Parnis, NYC, fashion designer (Mollie Roberts Collection)

Birth
1905

Robert Donat, England, actor (Goodbye Mr Chips, Citadel)

Birth
1906

Roy L Johnson, US admiral (WW II-Pacific Ocean)

Birth
1907

Eleanor L "Betty" Compton, US actress (Here Comes Trouble)

Birth
1908

Louis Gaste, songwriter

Birth
1909

Einar Dessau of Denmark makes 1st ham broadcast

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1910

Chiang Ching-huo, son of Chinese pres Chiang Kai-shek/pres (1978-88)

Birth
1910

1st opera by an US composer (Converse) performed at the Met, NYC

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1911

Smiley Burnette, Summum Ill, cowboy (Charlie-Petticoat Junction)

Birth
1911

North Dakota enacts a hail insurance law

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1913

George I, king of Greece (1861-1913), assassinated by Schinas at 67

Death
1913

William Hutchinson Murray, mountaineer/author

Birth