On This Day

What Happened on July 18, 1914

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Gandhi leaves South Africa after successfully leading campaigns of Passive Resistance

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • US army air service 1st comes into being, in Signal Corps

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