May 18: Day of the Week
May 18, 2021 was the 138th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 227 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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)
- 1763Fire destroys a large part of Montreal, Quebec.
- 1860Abraham Lincoln wins the Republican Party presidential nomination over William H. Seward, who later becomes the United States Secretary of State.
- 1863American Civil War: The Siege of Vicksburg begins.
- 1896Khodynka 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.
- 1900The United Kingdom proclaims a protectorate over Tonga.
- 1944Deportation of Crimean Tatars by the Soviet Union government.
- 1948The First Legislative Yuan of the Republic of China officially convenes in Nanking.
- 1953Jackie Cochran becomes the first woman to break the sound barrier.
- 1958An F-104 Starfighter sets a world speed record of 1,404.19 mph (2,259.82 km/h).
- 2009Sri Lankan Civil War: The LTTE are defeated by the Sri Lankan government, ending almost 26 years of fighting between the two sides.
Who were born on May 18?
- 1692Joseph Butler, English bishop and philosopher (d. 1752)
- 1868Tsar Nicholas II of Russia (d. 1918)
- 1901Vincent du Vigneaud, American chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1978)
- 1955Chow Yun-fat, Hong Kong actor
- 1963Sam Vincent, American basketball player
- 1967Nina Björk, Swedish feminist and author
- 1970Billy Howerdel, American guitarist (A Perfect Circle)
- 1982Jason Brown, English footballer
- 1984Niki Terpstra, Dutch cyclist
- 1992Spencer Breslin, American actor
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