What Happened on May 18, 1910

The Quiet Passing of Halley’s Comet

Famous Birthdays

  • Arthur van Schendel, Dutch art historian, and museum director (Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, 1959-75) born Ede, Netherlands (d. 1979)
Born in 1910

Famous Deaths

  • Eliza Orzeszkowa, Polish novelist (Dziurdziowie), dies at 68
  • Florimond Van Duyse, Belgian composer, dies at 66
  • Pauline Viardot, French pianist, mezzo-soprano, and composer (Cendrillon), dies at 88
1910 Highlights

About May 18, 1910

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 113 years and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Taurus