On This Day

What Happened on July 18, 1914

Historical Events

Historic Event

Gandhi leaves South Africa after successfully leading campaigns of Passive Resistance

  • US army air service 1st comes into being, in Signal Corps

Famous Birthdays

  • Gino Bartali, Italian cyclist (Tour de France 1938, 48; Giro d'Italia 1936-7, 46), born in Ponte a Ema, Florence, Italy (d. 2000)
  • Herbert Collum, German composer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1982)
  • Jo [Jozef Maria Laurens Theo] Cals, Prime Minister of Netherlands (1965-66) and Minister of Education, Arts and Sciences, born in Roermond, Netherlands (d. 1971)
  • John G Bearer, writer (Metro, Drunken Canary, Fast Heartbeat)
  • Mack Robinson, American 200m dash (Olympic silver 1932), born in Cairo, Georgia (d. 2000)
1914 Highlights

About July 18, 1914

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 108 years and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Cancer