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Tuesday May 18, 2021

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.

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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)

  • 1763
    Fire destroys a large part of Montreal, Quebec.
  • 1860
    Abraham Lincoln wins the Republican Party presidential nomination over William H. Seward, who later becomes the United States Secretary of State.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: The Siege of Vicksburg begins.
  • 1896
    Khodynka 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.
  • 1900
    The United Kingdom proclaims a protectorate over Tonga.
  • 1944
    Deportation of Crimean Tatars by the Soviet Union government.
  • 1948
    The First Legislative Yuan of the Republic of China officially convenes in Nanking.
  • 1953
    Jackie Cochran becomes the first woman to break the sound barrier.
  • 1958
    An F-104 Starfighter sets a world speed record of 1,404.19 mph (2,259.82 km/h).
  • 2009
    Sri 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?

  • 1692
    Joseph Butler, English bishop and philosopher (d. 1752)
  • 1868
    Tsar Nicholas II of Russia (d. 1918)
  • 1901
    Vincent du Vigneaud, American chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1978)
  • 1955
    Chow Yun-fat, Hong Kong actor
  • 1963
    Sam Vincent, American basketball player
  • 1967
    Nina Björk, Swedish feminist and author
  • 1970
    Billy Howerdel, American guitarist (A Perfect Circle)
  • 1982
    Jason Brown, English footballer
  • 1984
    Niki Terpstra, Dutch cyclist
  • 1992
    Spencer Breslin, American actor

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