May 18: Day of the Week
May 18, 2022 is the 138th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 227 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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)
- 332Constantine the Great announced free distributions of food to the citizens in Constantinople.
- 1803Napoleonic Wars: The United Kingdom revokes the Treaty of Amiens and declares war on France.
- 1900The United Kingdom proclaims a protectorate over Tonga.
- 1917World War I: The Selective Service Act of 1917 is passed, giving the President of the United States the power of conscription.
- 1927After being founded for 20 years, the Government of the Republic of China approves Tongji University to be among the first national universities of the Republic of China.
- 1948The First Legislative Yuan of the Republic of China officially convenes in Nanking.
- 1955Operation Passage to Freedom, the evacuation of 310,000 Vietnamese civilians, soldiers and non-Vietnamese members of the French Army from communist North Vietnam to South Vietnam following the end of the First Indochina War, ends.
- 1959Launch of the National Liberation Committee of Côte d'Ivoire in Conakry, Guinea.
- 1991Northern Somalia declares independence from the rest of Somalia as the Republic of Somaliland but is not recognized by the international community.
- 1995Shawn Nelson, 35, goes on a tank rampage in San Diego.
Who were born on May 18?
- 1474Isabella d'Este, Marquise of Mantua (d. 1539)
- 1711Ruđer Josip Bošković, Croatian atomic theorist (d. 1787)
- 1785John Wilson, Scottish writer (d. 1854)
- 1909Fred Perry, British former tennis player (d. 1995)
- 1951Jim Sundberg, American baseball player
- 1966Michael Tait, American musician (dc Talk, Tait)
- 1972Turner Stevenson, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1974Nelson Figueroa, American baseball player
- 1979Anna Chatziathanassiou, Greek figure skater
- 1980Diego Pérez, Uruguayan footballer
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