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Saturday May 18, 2019

May 18: Day of the Week

May 18, 2019 is the 138th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 227 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is 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.

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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)

  • 1631
    In Dorchester, Massachusetts, John Winthrop takes the oath of office and becomes the first Governor of Massachusetts.
  • 1803
    Napoleonic Wars: The United Kingdom revokes the Treaty of Amiens and declares war on France.
  • 1843
    The Disruption in Edinburgh of the Free Church of Scotland from the Church of Scotland.
  • 1860
    Abraham Lincoln wins the Republican Party presidential nomination over William H. Seward, who later becomes the United States Secretary of State.
  • 1896
    The United States Supreme Court rules in Plessy v. Ferguson that the “separate but equal” doctrine is constitutional.
  • 1944
    World War II: Battle of Monte Cassino – Conclusion after seven days of the fourth battle as German paratroopers evacuate Monte Cassino.
  • 1953
    Jackie Cochran becomes the first woman to break the sound barrier.
  • 1983
    In Ireland, the government launches a crackdown, with the leading Dublin pirate Radio Nova being put off the air.
  • 1990
    In France, a modified TGV train achieves a new rail world speed record of 515.3 km/h (320.2 mph).
  • 1995
    Shawn Nelson, 35, goes on a tank rampage in San Diego.

Who were born on May 18?

  • 1851
    James Budd, Governor of California (d. 1908)
  • 1852
    Gertrude Käsebier, American photographer (d. 1934)
  • 1897
    Frank Capra, American film producer, director, and writer (d. 1991)
  • 1901
    Vincent du Vigneaud, American chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1978)
  • 1905
    Hedley Verity, English cricketer (d. 1943)
  • 1907
    Lincoln Stedman, American actor d. 1948
  • 1922
    Bill Macy, American actor
  • 1949
    Bill Wallace, Canadian bassist (The Guess Who)
  • 1952
    Diane Duane, American writer
  • 1962
    Sandra, German singer

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