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, communist and activist (under house arrest for 18 years), born in Durban, Natal (d. 1996)
Born in 1918

About July 9, 1918

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 104 years, 10 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

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