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Monday May 18, 2020

May 18: Day of the Week

May 18, 2020 was the 139th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 227 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is lundi.

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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)

  • 1152
    Henry II of England marries Eleanor of Aquitaine.
  • 1763
    Fire destroys a large part of Montreal, Quebec.
  • 1811
    Battle of Las Piedras: The first great military triumph of the revolution of the Río de la Plata in Uruguay led by Jose Artigas.
  • 1843
    The Disruption in Edinburgh of the Free Church of Scotland from the Church of Scotland.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: The Siege of Vicksburg begins.
  • 1896
    The United States Supreme Court rules in Plessy v. Ferguson that the “separate but equal” doctrine is constitutional.
  • 1933
    New Deal: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs an act creating the Tennessee Valley Authority.
  • 1956
    First ascent of Lhotse 8,516 meters, by a Swiss team.
  • 1991
    Northern Somalia declares independence from the rest of Somalia as the Republic of Somaliland but is not recognized by the international community.
  • 1995
    Shawn Nelson, 35, goes on a tank rampage in San Diego.

Who were born on May 18?

  • 1882
    Babe Adams, American baseball player (d. 1968)
  • 1905
    Hedley Verity, English cricketer (d. 1943)
  • 1912
    Perry Como, American singer (d. 2001)
  • 1942
    Albert Hammond, British/Gibraltarian musician and composer
  • 1947
    John Bruton, ninth Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland
  • 1967
    Rob Base, American rapper
  • 1972
    Turner Stevenson, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1980
    Felicia Pearson, Actress
  • 1982
    Jason Brown, English footballer
  • 1984
    Niki Terpstra, Dutch cyclist

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