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Friday May 18, 2018

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.

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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.
  • 1652
    Rhode Island passes the first law in North America making slavery illegal.
  • 1763
    Fire destroys a large part of Montreal, Quebec.
  • 1804
    Napoleon Bonaparte is proclaimed Emperor of the French by the French Senate.
  • 1811
    Battle of Las Piedras: The first great military triumph of the revolution of the Río de la Plata in Uruguay led by Jose Artigas.
  • 1812
    John Bellingham is found guilty and sentenced to death by hanging for the assassination of British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval.
  • 1900
    The United Kingdom proclaims a protectorate over Tonga.
  • 1927
    The Bath School Disaster: forty-five people are killed by bombs planted by a disgruntled school-board member in Michigan.
  • 1958
    An F-104 Starfighter sets a world speed record of 1,404.19 mph (2,259.82 km/h).
  • 2006
    The 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?

  • 1851
    James Budd, Governor of California (d. 1908)
  • 1882
    Babe Adams, American baseball player (d. 1968)
  • 1912
    Perry Como, American singer (d. 2001)
  • 1924
    Jack Whitaker, American sportscaster
  • 1934
    Dwayne Hickman, American actor and television executive
  • 1937
    Jacques Santer, Luxembourg statesman
  • 1957
    Michael Cretu, Romanian-born German musician (Enigma)
  • 1970
    Tim Horan, Australian rugby union player
  • 1976
    Ron Mercer, American basketball player
  • 1977
    Danny Mills, English footballer

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