On This Day

What Happened on July 9, 1918

Historical Events

  • 101 killed and 171 injured in worst US train wreck, Nashville, Tennessee
  • US Congress creates Distinguished Service Medal (not to be confused with other countries' decorations of the same name)

Famous Birthdays

  • Herbert BrĂ¼n, German composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2000)
  • Nile Kinnick Jr., American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1939; University of Iowa), born in Adel, Iowa (d. 1943)
  • Rowley Israel Arenstein, South African attorney and communist
1918 Highlights

About July 9, 1918

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 103 years, 3 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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