May 18 holidays in 2019

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
Flag Day/University Day Haiti National/legal holiday
International Museum Day Singapore Observance
Battle of Las Piedras Uruguay Observance
Day of Revival, Unity, and the Poetry of Magtymguly Turkmenistan Public holiday
Europe Day Ukraine Observance
Armed Forces Day United states Observance
National HIV Vaccine Awareness Day - Weird
National Visit Your Relatives Day - Weird
National No Dirty Dishes Day - Weird
National Cheese Soufflé Day - Weird
National Learn to Swim Day - Weird
Buddha Purnima/Vesak Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Buddha Purnima Pakistan Optional holiday
Preakness Stakes United states Sporting event
Visak Bochea Day Cambodia Public holiday
Buddha Jayanti Nepal Public holiday
Vesak Full Moon Poya Day Sri lanka Public holiday

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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