On This Day

What Happened on November 18, 1906

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Anarchist's bomb St. Peter's Basilica in Rome
  • Langdon Mitchell's "New York Idea" premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Alec Issigonis, Greek-British car designer (Mini), born in Smyrna, Ottoman Empire (d. 1988)

Person of interestGeorge Wald

George Wald, American physiologist and biologist (Nobel Prize 1967, vitamin A in retina), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)

Scientist George Wald
George Wald
  • Klaus Mann, German/American author (Mephisto)/son of Thomas Mann