On This Day

September 1918 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 1 US troops land in Vladivostok, Siberia, stay until 1920
  • Sep 1 Battle of Megiddo starts, the final Allied offense during Sinai and Palestine campaign won by the Allies
  • Sep 3 5 soldiers hanged for alleged participation in Houston riot (or Camp Logan riot); in all 19 mutineers were executed.
  • Sep 3 Allies forced Germans back across Hindenburg Line
  • Sep 4 Jhr Ch Ruys de Beerenbrouck becomes 1st Dutch Catholic premier
  • Sep 4 US troops land in Archangel, Russia, stay 10 months
  • Sep 5 Decree "On Red Terror" is published in Russia
  • Sep 9 Dutch government of Ruijs de Beerenbrouck forms
  • Sep 12 WWI: US forces launch an attack on German-occupied St Mihiel
  • Sep 13 Train accident at Weesp Neth, kills 42
  • Sep 14 WWI: Austria-Hungary sends a note to the Allies requesting peace discussions, but the Allies reject the offer
  • Sep 20 Royal Dutch Blast furnace & Steel factory opens in Hague
  • Sep 26 Beginning of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, more than 1 million American soldiers in the largest and most costly offensive of WWI
  • Sep 29 WWI: Allied forces score a decisive breakthrough of Hindenburg Line

Birthdays in History

  • Sep 2 Allen Drury, author (Advise & Consent-1960 Pulitzer Prize)
  • Sep 2 Martha Mitchell [nee Beall], wife of Attorney General John Mitchell, born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas (d. 1976)

Person of interestPaul Harvey

Sep 4 Paul Harvey, American news commentator and radio broadcaster (Rest of the story), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 2009)

ABC Radio Broadcaster Paul Harvey
ABC Radio Broadcaster
Paul Harvey
  • Sep 7 Robin Lorimer, Scottish publisher (New Testament from Greek into Scots), born in Glasgow (d. 1996)
  • Sep 8 Derek Barton, British organic chemist (Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1969), born in Gravesend, Kent (d. 1998)
  • Sep 8 John F. Seiberling, American politician (Rep-D-OH, 1971-86), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2008)
  • Sep 9 Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, Italian President (1992-99), born in Novara, Italy (d. 2012)
  • Sep 11 Donald Blakeslee, American aviator who led 4th Fighter Group during World War II, born in Fairport Harbor, Ohio (d. 2008)
  • Sep 16 Mervyn Pike [Baroness Pike], politician (C), born in Castleford, West Yorkshire (d. 2004)
  • Sep 17 Chaim Herzog, 6th President of Israel (1983-93), born in Belfast, Ireland (d. 1997)
  • Sep 22 Hans Scholl, German resistance fighter (Die Weisse Rose) (d. 1943)
  • Sep 24 Richard Hoggart, British author (The Uses of Literacy: Aspects of Working Class Life) and warden (Goldsmith's College London), born in Leeds, England (d. 2014)
  • Sep 26 Humphrey van Loo, Dutch news director (ANP/Reuter)
  • Sep 27 Malcolm Shepherd [2nd Baron Shepherd], Politician (L) and Leader of the House of Lords (1974-76), born in Blackburn, Lancashire (d. 2001)
  • Sep 27 Martin Ryle, Britain, radio astronomer/astronomer royal (1972-82)
  • Sep 30 Lewis Nixon, WWII Veteran (d. 1996)

Deaths in History

  • Sep 3 Fanya Kaplan, Russian who shot at Lenin on Aug 30th, executed at 28
  • Sep 12 George Reid, fourth Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1845)
  • Sep 25 John Ireland, Irish-American archbishop of St Paul (1888-1918), dies at 80
  • Sep 25 Mikhail Alekseev, Russian general (b. 1857)
  • Sep 28 Georg Simmel, German sociologist and philosopher (b. 1858)
  • Sep 28 Freddie Stowers, American soldier (b. 1896)