May 16, 1918 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

  • The Sedition Act of 1918 is passed by the U.S. Congress, making criticism of the government an imprisonable offense.

Birthdays in History

  • Edward Thomas, historian/intelligence expert
  • Juan Rulfo, Mexican writer (Pedro Paramo)
  • Kevin Skelton, Bishop (Lichfield)

Deaths in History

  • Eusapia Palladino, Italian spiritual medium, dies at 64