On This Day

What Happened on May 18, 1897

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

Book releaseHistoric Publication

"Dracula" by Irish author Bram Stoker is published by Archibald Constable and Company in London

Novelist Bram Stoker
Bram Stoker
  • American baseball NY Giant William (Bill) Joyce sets record of 4 triples in 1 game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Herbert Henry Dow founds Dow Chemical in Midland, Michigan

Chemical Industrialist Herbert Henry Dow
Chemical Industrialist
Herbert Henry Dow
  • Irish Music Festival 1st held in Dublin
  • Paul Dukas' "L'Apprenti Sorcier Pruimtabak on the Market" premieres

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestFrank Capra

Frank Capra, Italian-American film director (Its a Wonderful Life, It Happened One Night), born in Bisacquino, Italy (d. 1991)

Film Director Frank Capra
Film Director
Frank Capra
  • Jack Raine, British actor (Quartet), born in London, England (d. 1979)