May 18: Day of the Week
May 18, 2019 was the 138th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 227 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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)
- 1652Rhode Island passes the first law in North America making slavery illegal.
- 1763Fire destroys a large part of Montreal, Quebec.
- 1783First United Empire Loyalists reach Parrtown (later called Saint John), New Brunswick, Canada after leaving the United States.
- 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.
- 1927The Bath School Disaster: forty-five people are killed by bombs planted by a disgruntled school-board member in Michigan.
- 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.
- 1974Completion of the Warsaw radio mast, the tallest construction ever built at the time. It collapsed on August 8, 1991.
- 1991Northern Somalia declares independence from the rest of Somalia as the Republic of Somaliland but is not recognized by the international community.
Who were born on May 18?
- 1474Isabella d'Este, Marquise of Mantua (d. 1539)
- 1692Joseph Butler, English bishop and philosopher (d. 1752)
- 1854Bernard Zweers, Dutch composer and music teacher (d. 1924)
- 1891Rudolf Carnap, German philosopher (d. 1970)
- 1913Mary Howard de Liagre, American actress (d. 2009)
- 1913Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, Indian politician (d. 1996)
- 1922Gerda Boyesen, Norwegian-born body psychotherapist (d. 2005)
- 1951Jim Sundberg, American baseball player
- 1954Wreckless Eric, New Wave singer/songwriter
- 1976Ron Mercer, American basketball player
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