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What Happened on May 18th This Day in History

Year Name
2019 United States presidential election: Joe Biden announces his presidential campaign.[14]
2018 A school shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas kills ten people.
2015 At least 78 people die in a landslide caused by heavy rains in the Colombian town of Salgar.
2009 The LTTE are defeated by the Sri Lankan government, ending almost 26 years of fighting between the two sides.
2006 The post Loktantra Andolan government passes a landmark bill curtailing the power of the monarchy and making Nepal a secular country.
2005 A second photo from the Hubble Space Telescope confirms that Pluto has two additional moons, Nix and Hydra.
1994 Israeli troops finish withdrawing from the Gaza Strip, ceding the area to the Palestinian National Authority to govern.
1993 Riots in Nørrebro, Copenhagen, caused by the approval of the four Danish exceptions in the Maastricht Treaty referendum. Police open fire against civilians for the first time since World War II and injure 11 demonstrators.
1991 Northern Somalia declares independence from the rest of Somalia as the Republic of Somaliland.
1990 In France, a modified TGV train achieves a new rail world speed record of 515.3 km/h (320.2 mph).
1980 Mount St. Helens erupts in Washington, United States, killing 57 people and causing $3 billion in damage.
1980 Students in Gwangju, South Korea begin demonstrations calling for democratic reforms.
1977 Likud party wins the 1977 Israeli legislative election, with Menachem Begin, its founder, as the sixth Prime Minister of Israel.
1974 Nuclear weapons testing: Under project Smiling Buddha, India successfully detonates its first nuclear weapon becoming the sixth nation to do so.
1973 Aeroflot Flight 109 is hijacked mid-flight and the aircraft is subsequently destroyed when the hijacker's bomb explodes, killing all 82 people on board.
1969 Apollo program: Apollo 10 is launched.
1965 Israeli spy Eli Cohen is hanged in Damascus, Syria.
1955 Operation Passage to Freedom, the evacuation of 310,000 Vietnamese civilians, soldiers and non-Vietnamese members of the French Army from communist North Vietnam to South Vietnam following the end of the First Indochina War, ends.
1953 Jacqueline Cochran becomes the first woman to break the sound barrier.
1948 The First Legislative Yuan of the Republic of China officially convenes in Nanking.
1944 World War II: Battle of Monte Cassino: Conclusion after seven days of the fourth battle as German paratroopers evacuate Monte Cassino.
1944 Deportation of Crimean Tatars by the Soviet Union.
1933 New Deal: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs an act creating the Tennessee Valley Authority.
1927 The Bath School disaster: Forty-five people, including many children, are killed by bombs planted by a disgruntled school-board member in Bath Township, Michigan.[6][7][8]
1927 After being founded for 20 years, the Nationalist government approves Tongji University to be among the first national universities of the Republic of China.
1926 Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson disappears in Venice, California.
1917 World War I: The Selective Service Act of 1917 is passed, giving the President of the United States the power of conscription.
1912 The first Indian film, Shree Pundalik by Dadasaheb Torne, is released in Mumbai.
1900 The United Kingdom proclaims a protectorate over Tonga.
1896 The United States Supreme Court rules in Plessy v. Ferguson that the "separate but equal" doctrine is constitutional.
1896 Khodynka Tragedy: A mass panic on Khodynka Field in Moscow during the festivities of the coronation of Russian Tsar Nicholas II results in the deaths of 1,389 people.
1863 American Civil War: The Siege of Vicksburg begins.
1860 United States presidential election: Abraham Lincoln wins the Republican Party presidential nomination over William H. Seward, who later becomes the United States Secretary of State.
1848 Opening of the first German National Assembly (Nationalversammlung) in Frankfurt, Germany.
1843 The Disruption in Edinburgh of the Free Church of Scotland from the Church of Scotland.
1812 John Bellingham is found guilty and sentenced to death by hanging for the assassination of British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval.
1811 Battle of Las Piedras: The first great military triumph of the revolution of the Río de la Plata in Uruguay led by José Artigas.
1804 Napoleon Bonaparte is proclaimed Emperor of the French by the French Senate.
1803 Napoleonic Wars: The United Kingdom revokes the Treaty of Amiens and declares war on France.
1794 Battle of Tourcoing during the Flanders Campaign of the War of the First Coalition.
1783 First United Empire Loyalists reach Parrtown (later called Saint John, New Brunswick), Canada, after leaving the United States.
1756 The Seven Years' War begins when Great Britain declares war on France.
1695 The 1695 Linfen earthquake in Shannxi, Ming dynasty causes extreme damage and kills at least 52,000 people.
1652 Slavery in Rhode Island is abolished, although the law is not rigorously enforced.
1631 In Dorchester, Massachusetts, John Winthrop takes the oath of office and becomes the first Governor of Massachusetts.
1593 Playwright Thomas Kyd's accusations of heresy lead to an arrest warrant for Christopher Marlowe.
1565 The Great Siege of Malta begins, in which Ottoman forces attempt and fail to conquer Malta.
1499 Alonso de Ojeda sets sail from Cádiz on his voyage to what is now Venezuela.
1388 During the Battle of Buyur Lake, General Lan Yu leads a Ming army forward to crush the Mongol hordes of Tögüs Temür, the Khan of Northern Yuan.
1302 Bruges Matins, the nocturnal massacre of the French garrison in Bruges by members of the local Flemish militia.
1291 Fall of Acre, the end of Crusader presence in the Holy Land.
1268 The Principality of Antioch, a crusader state, falls to the Mamluk Sultan Baibars in the Siege of Antioch.
1152 The future Henry II of England marries Eleanor of Aquitaine. He would become king two years later, after the death of his cousin once removed King Stephen of England.
1096 First Crusade: Around 800 Jews are massacred in Worms, Germany.
872 Louis II of Italy is crowned for the second time as Holy Roman Emperor at Rome, at the age of 47. His first coronation was 28 years earlier, in 844, during the reign of his father Lothair I.
332 Emperor Constantine the Great announces free distributions of food to the citizens in Constantinople.
Famous People Born on May 18

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Year Name
1855 Francis Bellamy, American minister and author (d. 1931)
1892 Ezio Pinza, Italian-American actor and singer (d. 1957)
1952 George Strait, American singer, guitarist and producer
1931 Kalju Pitksaar, Estonian chess player (d. 1995)
1933 H. D. Deve Gowda, Indian farmer and politician, 11th Prime Minister of India
1927 Ray Nagel, American football player and coach (d. 2015)
1929 Jack Sanford, American baseball player and coach (d. 2000)
1937 Jacques Santer, Luxembourger jurist and politician, 22nd Prime Minister of Luxembourg
1852 Gertrude Käsebier, American photographer (d. 1934)
1922 Bill Macy, American actor (d. 2019)
Famous People Deaths On May 18

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Date Name
1973 Jeannette Rankin, American social worker and politician (b. 1880)
526 Pope John I
1721 Maria Barbara Carillo, victim of the Spanish Inquisition (b.1625)
2007 Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, French physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1932)
1795 Robert Rogers, English colonel (b. 1731)
2013 Aleksei Balabanov, Russian director and screenwriter (b. 1959)
2020 Ken Osmond, American actor and police officer (b. 1943)
2014 Dobrica Ćosić, Serbian politician, 1st President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (b. 1921)
1853 Lionel Kieseritzky, Estonian-French chess player (b. 1806)
978 Frederick I, duke of Upper Lorraine