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Monday May 18, 2020

May 18: Day of the Week

May 18, 2020 was the 139th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 227 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Monday.

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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)

  • 1302
    Bruges Matins, the nocturnal massacre of the French garrison in Bruges by members of the local Flemish militia.
  • 1652
    Rhode Island passes the first law in North America making slavery illegal.
  • 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.
  • 1917
    World War I: The Selective Service Act of 1917 is passed, giving the President of the United States the power of conscription.
  • 1927
    The Bath School Disaster: forty-five people are killed by bombs planted by a disgruntled school-board member in Michigan.
  • 1944
    Deportation of Crimean Tatars by the Soviet Union government.
  • 1953
    Jackie Cochran becomes the first woman to break the sound barrier.
  • 1956
    First ascent of Lhotse 8,516 meters, by a Swiss team.
  • 1974
    Completion of the Warsaw radio mast, the tallest construction ever built at the time. It collapsed on August 8, 1991.
  • 2005
    A second photo from the Hubble Space Telescope confirms that Pluto has two additional moons: Nix and Hydra.

Who were born on May 18?

  • 1048
    Omar Khayyám, Persian mathematician, poet and philosopher (d. 1131)
  • 1785
    John Wilson, Scottish writer (d. 1854)
  • 1850
    Oliver Heaviside, English physicist (d. 1925)
  • 1911
    Big Joe Turner, American blues singer (d. 1985)
  • 1931
    Don Martin, American cartoonist (d. 2000)
  • 1952
    Diane Duane, American writer
  • 1958
    Toyah Willcox, English actor and singer
  • 1983
    Gary O'Neil, English footballer
  • 1983
    Vince Young, American football player
  • 1986
    Ryan Lamb, English rugby union player

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