August 18, 1944 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Chartres freed by US 3rd Army forces during WWII led by General George S. Patton

US WWII General George S. Patton
US WWII General
George S. Patton
  • Paris rail workers strike against Nazi occupiers
  • US 15th Army Corps reaches Mantes-Gassicourt near Paris

Deaths in History

  • Ernst "Teddy" Thalmann, leader of German KPD, dies