Timelines for year 1918
Miss Mitchell attended Smith College in Northampton, Massachussetts, for one academic year, 1918 - 19. She dropped out of college when her mother became ill with the flu during the great influenza pandemic of 1918. Maybelle Mitchell, Margaret's mother, died of the flu in January 1919. At that time Margaret returned home to Atlanta to take care of her father's home. She never returned to college at Smith or anywhere else. Smith College did award Ms. Mitchell, however, an honorary college degree after her novel, "Gone with the Wind", won the Pulitzer Prize for Best Literature in 1937.
When his western Hell Bent (1918) for Universal was released, "Motion Picture News" praised Ford's direction, writing, "Few directors put such sustained punch in their pictures as does this Mr. Ford." It was the ninth in a series of films featuring Harry Carey as "Cheyenne Harry," who was more of a saddle tramp than a conventional western hero.
Playing opposite Ed Wynn in Arthur Hammerstein's "Sometime," with music by Rudolf Friml, she introduced the shimmy to the Broadway stage in 1918. The dance requires hardly any movement of the feet but continuous movement of the shoulders, torso and pelvis. She had seen the dance at black cafés in Chicago.
Son George Hobart Bosworth, 27 December 1918.
Daughters: Rosemary Kennedy (b. 1918), Kathleen Kennedy (b. 1920), Eunice Kennedy Shriver (b. 1921), Patricia Kennedy (b. 1924) and Jean Kennedy Smith (b. 1928).
In a recently released 1918 draft card, Jolson gives his name as "Albert Jolson."
Was hearing-impaired since 1918, when he was in Germany fighting the war.
When he went to the Paris peace conference in 1918, he made a proposal for an international body to handle disputes between nations by negotiation rather than force. It was called the League of Nations. This was the forerunner for the United Nations.
Probably the last surviving singer to have created a rôle in a Puccini opera (Suor Genovieffa in "Suor Angelica" at the Metropolitan Opera in 1918).
Appeared on the Thanksgiving Day cover of the Saturday Evening Post in 1918, marching beside (and hungrily eyeing) a turkey.
Survived the 1918 flu.
In 1918, he borrowed $10,800 to purchase 300 shares of Coca-Cola stock. He acquired additional shares of Coca-Cola over the years, eventually owning 24,000 shares. During his lifetime, he earned over $4 million from his investment in Coca-Cola. His initial investment would be worth over $1.6 billion in today's terms.
Was lifted for a pinch hitter in the 1918 World Series.
Held the record for consecutive scoreless innings pitched in World Series play from 1918 until 1961, when Whitey Ford broke it.
Founded Wick War Film Corp., a distribution company, in 1918.
His father was mayor of Sierra Madre, CA from 1918-1924.
Had one sibling, an older brother named Henry Matthow, (born July 14, 1918. Died May 21, 1995), in Long Beach, NY. His Mother, Rose Matthow, was born December 15, 1894, and died in Pacific Palisades, CA, in January 1979.
Both wives were actresses. Second wife Mary Charleson bore him a daughter, Patricia Walthall, in 1918.
Child: Pattison (c. 1918)
Daughter of Broadway producer William A. Brady who was also involved in filmmaking and was head of the World Film Corporation (191?-1918). He was involved in an early fight against censorship in 1919 (not too ably) as president of the National Association of the Motion Picture Industry.