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Saturday May 18, 2019

May 18: Day of the Week

May 18, 2019 is the 138th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 227 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.

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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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May 18 Historical Event(s)

  • 1631
    In Dorchester, Massachusetts, John Winthrop takes the oath of office and becomes the first Governor of Massachusetts.
  • 1763
    Fire destroys a large part of Montreal, Quebec.
  • 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.
  • 1948
    The First Legislative Yuan of the Republic of China officially convenes in Nanking.
  • 1956
    First ascent of Lhotse 8,516 meters, by a Swiss team.
  • 1958
    An F-104 Starfighter sets a world speed record of 1,404.19 mph (2,259.82 km/h).
  • 1959
    Launch of the National Liberation Committee of Côte d'Ivoire in Conakry, Guinea.
  • 1965
    Israeli spy Eli Cohen was hanged in Damascus, Syria.
  • 1969
    Apollo program: Apollo 10 is launched.
  • 1974
    Nuclear test: under project Smiling Buddha, India successfully detonates its first nuclear weapon becoming the sixth nation to do so.

Who were born on May 18?

  • 1474
    Isabella d'Este, Marquise of Mantua (d. 1539)
  • 1913
    Mary Howard de Liagre, American actress (d. 2009)
  • 1914
    Pierre Balmain, French fashion designer (d. 1982)
  • 1914
    Robert J. Wilke, American actor (d. 1989)
  • 1952
    George Strait, American country musician
  • 1957
    Michael Cretu, Romanian-born German musician (Enigma)
  • 1960
    Jari Kurri, Finnish ice hockey player
  • 1971
    Brad Friedel, American soccer player
  • 1979
    Mariusz Lewandowski, Polish footballer
  • 1983
    Gary O'Neil, English footballer

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