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 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.
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)
- 1302Bruges Matins, the nocturnal massacre of the French garrison in Bruges by members of the local Flemish militia.
- 1498Vasco da Gama reaches the port of Calicut, India.
- 1652Rhode Island passes the first law in North America making slavery illegal.
- 1848Opening of the first German National Assembly (Nationalversammlung) in Frankfurt, Germany.
- 1860Abraham Lincoln wins the Republican Party presidential nomination over William H. Seward, who later becomes the United States Secretary of State.
- 1944Deportation of Crimean Tatars by the Soviet Union government.
- 1944World War II: Battle of Monte Cassino – Conclusion after seven days of the fourth battle as German paratroopers evacuate Monte Cassino.
- 2005A second photo from the Hubble Space Telescope confirms that Pluto has two additional moons: Nix and Hydra.
- 2006The post Loktantra Andolan government passes a landmark bill curtailing the power of the monarchy and making Nepal a secular country.
- 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?
- 1897Frank Capra, American film producer, director, and writer (d. 1991)
- 1907Lincoln Stedman, American actor d. 1948
- 1913Charles Trenet, French singer and songwriter (d. 2001)
- 1937Brooks Robinson, American baseball player
- 1958Toyah Willcox, English actor and singer
- 1959Jay Wells, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1967Nancy Juvonen, American film producer
- 1974Nelson Figueroa, American baseball player
- 1980Jeff Roehl, American football player
- 1985Dalma Kovács, Romanian singer and actress
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