May 18: Day of the Week
May 18, 2020 is the 139th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 227 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is lunes.
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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)
- 1152Henry II of England marries Eleanor of Aquitaine.
- 1302Bruges Matins, the nocturnal massacre of the French garrison in Bruges by members of the local Flemish militia.
- 1652Rhode Island passes the first law in North America making slavery illegal.
- 1763Fire destroys a large part of Montreal, Quebec.
- 1811Battle of Las Piedras: The first great military triumph of the revolution of the Río de la Plata in Uruguay led by Jose Artigas.
- 1896The United States Supreme Court rules in Plessy v. Ferguson that the “separate but equal” doctrine is constitutional.
- 1910The Earth passes through the tail of Comet Halley.
- 1933New Deal: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs an act creating the Tennessee Valley Authority.
- 1974Completion of the Warsaw radio mast, the tallest construction ever built at the time. It collapsed on August 8, 1991.
- 1983In Ireland, the government launches a crackdown, with the leading Dublin pirate Radio Nova being put off the air.
Who were born on May 18?
- 1852Gertrude Käsebier, American photographer (d. 1934)
- 1911Big Joe Turner, American blues singer (d. 1985)
- 1946Frank Hsieh, Premier of Taiwan
- 1970Billy Howerdel, American guitarist (A Perfect Circle)
- 1970Tina Fey, American writer/actress
- 1971Brad Friedel, American soccer player
- 1975John Higgins, Scottish snooker player
- 1979David Nail, American country singer
- 1979Julián Speroni, Argentine footballer
- 1983Luis Terrero, Dominican baseball player
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