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Tuesday May 18, 2021

May 18: Day of the Week

May 18, 2021 is the 138th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 227 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.

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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

May 2021
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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)

  • 1152
    Henry II of England marries Eleanor of Aquitaine.
  • 1652
    Rhode Island passes the first law in North America making slavery illegal.
  • 1804
    Napoleon Bonaparte is proclaimed Emperor of the French by the French Senate.
  • 1933
    New Deal: President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs an act creating the Tennessee Valley Authority.
  • 1944
    Deportation of Crimean Tatars by the Soviet Union government.
  • 1965
    Israeli spy Eli Cohen was hanged in Damascus, Syria.
  • 1969
    Apollo program: Apollo 10 is launched.
  • 1980
    1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens: Mount St. Helens erupts in Washington, United States, killing 57 people and causing $3 billion in damage.
  • 1980
    Gwangju Massacre: students in Gwangju, South Korea begin demonstrations calling for democratic reforms.
  • 1991
    Northern Somalia declares independence from the rest of Somalia as the Republic of Somaliland but is not recognized by the international community.

Who were born on May 18?

  • 1889
    Thomas Midgley, Jr., American chemist and inventor (d. 1944)
  • 1911
    Big Joe Turner, American blues singer (d. 1985)
  • 1939
    Giovanni Falcone, Italian magistrate and Mafia victim (d. 1992)
  • 1946
    Andreas Katsulas, American actor (d. 2006)
  • 1946
    Frank Hsieh, Premier of Taiwan
  • 1947
    Gail Strickland, American actress
  • 1948
    Tom Udall, American politician
  • 1961
    Jim Bowden, American baseball executive
  • 1963
    Marty McSorley, Canadian hockey player
  • 1976
    Ron Mercer, American basketball player

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