Saturday May 18, 2024
A date scroll with Latin text from “The Extremes of Good and Evil” by Cicero, written in 45 BC.

May 18: Day of the Week

May 18, 2024 is the 139th day of the year 2024 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.

May 2024

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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.

May 18 Historical Event(s)

Constantine the Great announced free distributions of food to the citizens in Constantinople.
The Principality of Antioch, a crusader state, falls to the Mamluk Sultan Baibars in the Battle of Antioch.
Bruges Matins, the nocturnal massacre of the French garrison in Bruges by members of the local Flemish militia.
Fire destroys a large part of Montreal, Quebec.
Napoleon Bonaparte is proclaimed Emperor of the French by the French Senate.
The Disruption in Edinburgh of the Free Church of Scotland from the Church of Scotland.
Opening of the first German National Assembly (Nationalversammlung) in Frankfurt, Germany.
American Civil War: The Siege of Vicksburg begins.
Northern Somalia declares independence from the rest of Somalia as the Republic of Somaliland but is not recognized by the international community.
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?

Joseph Butler, English bishop and philosopher (d. 1752)
Eurico Gaspar Dutra, President of Brazil (d. 1974)
Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, Indian politician (d. 1996)
Nobby Stiles, English footballer
Frank Hsieh, Premier of Taiwan
Jeana Yeager, American aviator
Mike Darnell, American television executive
Desiree Horton, American helicopter pilot/television reporter
David Nail, American country singer
Joakim Soria, Mexican baseball player

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