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.
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)
- 1631In Dorchester, Massachusetts, John Winthrop takes the oath of office and becomes the first Governor of Massachusetts.
- 1803Napoleonic Wars: The United Kingdom revokes the Treaty of Amiens and declares war on France.
- 1843The Disruption in Edinburgh of the Free Church of Scotland from the Church of Scotland.
- 1860Abraham Lincoln wins the Republican Party presidential nomination over William H. Seward, who later becomes the United States Secretary of State.
- 1896The United States Supreme Court rules in Plessy v. Ferguson that the “separate but equal” doctrine is constitutional.
- 1944World War II: Battle of Monte Cassino – Conclusion after seven days of the fourth battle as German paratroopers evacuate Monte Cassino.
- 1953Jackie Cochran becomes the first woman to break the sound barrier.
- 1983In Ireland, the government launches a crackdown, with the leading Dublin pirate Radio Nova being put off the air.
- 1990In France, a modified TGV train achieves a new rail world speed record of 515.3 km/h (320.2 mph).
- 1995Shawn Nelson, 35, goes on a tank rampage in San Diego.
Who were born on May 18?
- 1851James Budd, Governor of California (d. 1908)
- 1852Gertrude Käsebier, American photographer (d. 1934)
- 1897Frank Capra, American film producer, director, and writer (d. 1991)
- 1901Vincent du Vigneaud, American chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1978)
- 1905Hedley Verity, English cricketer (d. 1943)
- 1907Lincoln Stedman, American actor d. 1948
- 1922Bill Macy, American actor
- 1949Bill Wallace, Canadian bassist (The Guess Who)
- 1952Diane Duane, American writer
- 1962Sandra, German singer
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