May 18: Day of the Week
May 18, 2018 was the 138th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 227 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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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)
- 1631In Dorchester, Massachusetts, John Winthrop takes the oath of office and becomes the first Governor of Massachusetts.
- 1652Rhode Island passes the first law in North America making slavery illegal.
- 1763Fire destroys a large part of Montreal, Quebec.
- 1804Napoleon Bonaparte is proclaimed Emperor of the French by the French Senate.
- 1811Battle of Las Piedras: The first great military triumph of the revolution of the Río de la Plata in Uruguay led by Jose Artigas.
- 1812John Bellingham is found guilty and sentenced to death by hanging for the assassination of British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval.
- 1900The United Kingdom proclaims a protectorate over Tonga.
- 1927The Bath School Disaster: forty-five people are killed by bombs planted by a disgruntled school-board member in Michigan.
- 1958An F-104 Starfighter sets a world speed record of 1,404.19 mph (2,259.82 km/h).
- 2006The post Loktantra Andolan government passes a landmark bill curtailing the power of the monarchy and making Nepal a secular country.
Who were born on May 18?
- 1851James Budd, Governor of California (d. 1908)
- 1882Babe Adams, American baseball player (d. 1968)
- 1912Perry Como, American singer (d. 2001)
- 1924Jack Whitaker, American sportscaster
- 1934Dwayne Hickman, American actor and television executive
- 1937Jacques Santer, Luxembourg statesman
- 1957Michael Cretu, Romanian-born German musician (Enigma)
- 1970Tim Horan, Australian rugby union player
- 1976Ron Mercer, American basketball player
- 1977Danny Mills, English footballer
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