May 18 holidays in 2018

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
National Defense Transportation Day
United states Observance
International Museum Day
Singapore Observance
Day of Revival, Unity, and the Poetry of Magtymguly
Turkmenistan Public Holiday
Flag Day/University Day
Haiti National/legal Holiday
Bike to Work Day
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Historical Events on May 18

  • 332: In Constantinople, Constantine the Great announces that food will be distributed to citizens for free.
  • 1096: Approximately eight hundred Jews are massacred during the First Crusade in Worms, Germany.
  • 1794: During the War of the First Coalition, the Battle of Tourcoing starts.
  • 1803: The U.K revokes the Treaty of Amiens and declares war on France during the Napoleonic Wars.
  • 1804: Napoleon Bonaparte becomes the French Emperor.
  • 1860: Abraham Lincolns wins the Republican Party Presidential nomination. He defeated William H. Seward, who would later become the U.S Secretary of State.
  • 1863: During the American Civil War, the Siege of Vicksburg starts on this day.
  • 1896: Plessy v. Ferguson is upheld as constitutional by the U.S Supreme Court.
  • 1917: During World War I, the Selective Service Act of 1917 is passed. This act gives the President of the U.S the power to draft (conscript) citizens for the military.
  • 1933: The Tennessee Valley Authority is established when U.S President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs a act authorizing it on this day.
  • 1944: German paratroopers begin to evacuate Monte Cassino at the Battle of Monte Cassino during World War 2.
  • 1969: Apollo 10 is launched on this day.
  • 1974: India becomes the next Nuclear Power when it detonates its first nuclear weapon during Project Smiling Buddha. They are the 6th nation to test a nuclear weapon.
  • 1980: In Washington, Mount St. Helens erupts. This volcanic eruption kills almost 60 people and causes approximately $3 billion USD in damage.

Famous Birthdays on May 18

  • Italian-American screenwriter, producer and director, Frank Capra is born in 1897.
  • American singer and TV host, Perry Como is born in 1912.
  • American baseball player Reggie Jackson is born in 1946.
  • American actress Gail Strickland is born in 1947.
  • Hong Kong screenwriter and actor, Chow Yun Fat is born in 1955.
  • American comedian, actress and screenwriter, Tina Fey is born in 1970.
  • American basketball player Ron Mercer is born in 1976.
  • American baseball player Marcus Giles is born in 1978.

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Good Friday

Arbor Day

Labor Day

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