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 This day in History - May 18
398 Historic Events for May 18
1905

Eric Zeisl, composer

Birth
1905

Hedley Verity, cricketer (terrific slow lefty for England pre-WW II)

Birth
1907

Clifford Curzon, London England, pianist (MacFarren Gold Medal)

Birth
1907

Robley D Evans, nuclear physicist

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1909

Fred Perry, English tennis star/commentator (Wimbledon, 1934-36)

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1909

George Meredith, English poet/writer (Diana of Crossways), dies at 81

Death
1909

Isaac M F Alb‚niz, Spanish pianist/composer, dies at 48

Death
1910

Flor van Duyse, composer, dies at 66

Death
1910

Passage of Earth through tail of Halley's Comet causes near-panic

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1910

Arthur van Schendel, Dutch art historian

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1911

Pres/dictator Jos‚ Porfirio Diaz of Mexico term ends

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1911

Gustav Mahler, Austr composer (Children's Death Songs), dies at 50

Death
1911

Joe Turner, KC, blues singer (Corrine Corrina, Shake Rattle and Roll)

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1911

Lord Hartwell

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1911

Sigrid Gurie, Brooklyn NY, actor (Algiers, Sofia, Refugee)

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1912

A's beat Tigers 24-2, who use amateurs protesting Ty Cobbs suspension

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1912

Richard Brooks, Phila, director (Blackboard Jungle, In Cold Blood)

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1912

Maurits Binger establishes 2 Dutch movie companies

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1912

Perry Como, [Pierino], Canonsburg Pa, singer/TV (Perry Como Show)

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1912

Georg von Opel, German auto manufacturer

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1913

Otto Reubke, composer, dies at 70

Death
1914

Boris Christoff, Bulgaria/Italian bass (Boris Godunov)

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1914

Pierre A Balmain, France, fashion designer (1940's "New Look")

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1914

Anthony Fell, British MP

Birth
1915

Leon Shenandoah, native American leader

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