Historical Events on 18th May

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1096 - Crusaders massacre Jews of Worms
1268 - The Principality of Antioch, a crusader state, falls to the Mamluk Sultan Baibars in the Battle of Antioch.
1291 - Sultan of Egypt & his son take last Christian stronghold of Acre
1302 - Bruges Matins; the nocturnal massacre of the French garrison in Bruges by local Flemish militia.
1593 - Playwright Thomas Kyd's accusations of heresy lead to an arrest warrant for Christopher Marlowe.
1596 - Willem Barents leaves Amsterdam for Novaya Zemlya
1619 - Hugo the Great sentenced to life in prison
1631 - English colony Massachusetts Bay grants puritarian voting right
1631 - John Winthrop is elected 1st governor of Massachusetts
1642 - Montreal, Canada, founded
1652 - Rhode Island enacts 1st law declaring slavery illegal
1703 - Dutch & English troops occupy Cologne
1756 - England declares war on France
1765 - Fire destroys a large part of Montreal, Quebec.
1783 - First United Empire Loyalists reach Parrtown, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada after leaving the United States.
1794 - 2nd battle of Bouvines (France-Austria)
French Emperor Napoléon BonaparteFrench Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte 1803 - Britain declares war on France after Napoleon Bonaparte continues interfering in Italy & Switzerland
1804 - Napoleon Bonaparte proclaimed Emperor of France 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 lead by Jose Artigas.
1830 - Edwin Budding of England signs an agreement for manufacture of his invention, lawn mower. Saturdays are destroyed forever
1843 - United Free Church of Scotland forms
1846 - US troops attack Rio Grande occupying Matamoros
1848 - Opening of the first German National Assembly (Nationalversammlung) in Frankfurt, Germany.
1851 - Amsterdam-Nieuwediep telegraph connection linked
1852 - Massachusetts rules all school-age children must attend school
1860 - Republican Party nominates Abraham Lincoln for president
US President Abraham LincolnUS President Abraham Lincoln 1861 - Battle of Sewall's Point VA-1st Federal offense against South
1861 - Friedrich Hebbel's "Kriemhildes Rache" premieres in Weimar
1863 - Siege of Vicksburg, MS
1864 - Battle of Yellow Bayou, LA (Bayou de Glaize, Old Oaks)
1866 - French government of De Putte resigns
1869 - Surrender and dissolution of the Ezo Republic to Japan.
1880 - 6th Kentucky Derby: George Lewis aboard Fonso wins in 2:37.5
1887 - Emmanuel Chabrier's opera "Le Roi Malgré Luis" premieres in Paris
1889 - Jules Massenet's opera "Esclarmonde" premieres in Paris
1896 - US Supreme court affirms race separation (Plessy v Ferguson)
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.
1897 - Irish Music Festival 1st held (Dublin)
Tsar Nicholas IITsar Nicholas II 1897 - American baseball NY Giant William (Bill) Joyce sets record of 4 triples in 1 game
1897 - Paul Dukas' "L'Apprenti Sorcier Pruimtabak on the Market" premieres
1897 - Dracula, a novel by Irish author Bram Stoker is published.
1899 - World Goodwill Day-26 nations meet in 1st Hague Peace Conference
1900 - Britain proclaims protectorate over kingdom of Tonga
1904 - In Morocco, a brigand, Raizuli, kidnaps Ion H. Perdicaris, an American citizen
1911 - Pres/dictator Jose Porfirio Diaz of Mexico term ends
1912 - A's beat Tigers 24-2, who use amateurs protesting Ty Cobbs suspension
1912 - Maurits Binger establishes 2 Dutch movie companies
1916 - US pilot Kiffin Rockwell shoots down German aircraft
1916 - A British Royal Inquiry into the Easter Rising in Dublin is set up in London
MLB Legend Ty CobbMLB Legend Ty Cobb 1917 - Satie/Massine/Picasso's ballet "Parade" premieres in Paris
1917 - US passes Selective Service act
1917 - First units of the American Expeditionary Force, commanded by General John J. Pershing, is ordered to France
1918 - Dutch Indian Volksraad installed in Batavia
1918 - TNT explosion in chemical factory in Oakdale, Pennsylvania, kills 200
1920 - 46th Preakness: Clarence Kummer aboard Man o' War wins in 1:51.6
1922 - Dutch 2nd Chamber agrees to 48 hour work week (was 45 hrs)
1924 - Maya Kuzminichna Kopitseva, Gagry Russia, painter of the Leningrad school.
1926 - Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson vanished in Venice California She showed up a month later & said she had been kidnapped
1927 - "Slide Lake" in Gros Ventre, Wyoming, collapses
US WW1 Commander John J. PershingUS WW1 Commander John J. Pershing 1927 - Grauman's Chinese Theater opens in Hollywood Calif
1927 - Ritz Hotel opens in Boston
1927 - Bath School Disaster, Bath MI. Andrew Kehoe blows up Bath Consolidated School killing 38 children, 2 teachers.
1929 - 55th Kentucky Derby: Linus McAtee on Clyde Van Dusen wins in 2:10.8
1929 - Dodgers beat Phillies 20-16 & lost 8-6 in 2nd game (record 50 runs)
1933 - Tennessee Valley Act (TVA) Act signed by FDR, to build dams
1933 - 1st major league All-Star Game announced for July 6 at Comiskey Park It will be played as part of the Chicago World's Fair
1934 - Academy Award 1st called Oscar in print (Sidney Skolsky)
1934 - Congress approves "Lindbergh Act" making kidnapping a capital offense
1934 - Jimmie Foxx hits 1st HR in Comiskey Park center field bleachers
1934 - TWA began commercial service
1935 - Harold Gimblett scores 123 in 80 mins on debut for Somerset
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt 1940 - German troops conquer Brussels
1941 - An Egyptian steamer sinks
1941 - Italian army in Ethiopia under general Aosta surrenders to Britain
1941 - Jewish veterans honor their dead
1942 - NYC ends night baseball games for rest of WW II
1943 - Allied bombers attack Pantelleria in the Mediterranean Sea
1944 - Polish 2nd Army corps captures convent of Monte Cassino Italy
1944 - Expulsion of more than 200,000 Tartars from Crimea by Soviet Union begins, they are accused of collaborating with the Germans
1945 - Tigers & A's both have 7 straight games postponed due to rain
1947 - A's catcher Warren Rosar catches his 147th game without an error
1948 - "Ballet Ballads" opens at Music Box Theater NYC for 62 performances
1948 - Arab Legion captures fort on Mt Scopus
1948 - Saudi Arabia joins invasion of Israel
1948 - The First Legislative Yuan of the Republic of China officially convenes in Nanking.
1949 - Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America incorporates
1950 - "Liar" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 12 performances
1950 - Tommy Glaviano makes 3 consecutive errors on grounders
1951 - UN moves HQ to NYC
1951 - US General Collins predicts use of atom bomb in Korea
Chemist Willard LibbyChemist Willard Libby 1952 - Professor WF Libby said Stonehedge dates back to 1848 BC
1953 - 1st woman to break sound barrier (Jacqueline Cochrane, USA)
1955 - 28.7 cm rain falls at Lake Maloya New Mexico (state record)
1955 - Atkinson & Depeiaza take WI from 6-187 to 6-494 in day v Aust
1955 - Queen Juliana opens E55 fair in Amsterdam
1956 - Hungarian party leader Matyas Rákosi enforces his own policy
1956 - Mickey Mantle hits HR from both sides of plate for record 3rd time
1956 - Queen Juliana opens Rembrandt fairs in Amsterdam
1957 - 83rd Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Bold Ruler wins in 1:56.2
1958 - Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Open
1959 - "Castin' My Spell" by Johnny Otis Show hits #52
1959 - "Judy" by David Seville hits #86
1959 - "Russian Band Stand" by Spencer & Spencer hits #91
Baseball Legend Mickey MantleBaseball Legend Mickey Mantle 1960 - Eillen Fulton begins playing Lisa on As the World Turn (for > 30 yrs)
1960 - Jean Genet's "Le Balcon" premieres in Paris
1961 - "Donnybrook!" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 68 performances
1963 - "Beast in Me" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 4 performances
1963 - "If You Wanna Be Happy" by Jimmy Soul hits #1
1963 - 89th Preakness: Bill Shoemaker aboard Candy Spots wins in 1:56.2
1964 - David Frost interviews Paul McCartney on BBC
1964 - Supreme Court rules unconstitutional to deprive naturalized citizens of citizenship if they return to home country for more than 3 years
1965 - Gene Roddenberry suggests 16 names including Kirk for Star Trek Capt
1965 - WTAF TV channel 29 in Philadelphia, PA (IND) begins broadcasting
1967 - Silver hits record $1.60 an ounce in London
1967 - Tennessee Governor Ellington approves the repeal of the Butler Act or "Monkey Law", upheld in 1925 Scopes Trial
1968 - 94th Preakness: Ismael Valenzuela aboard Forward Pass wins in 1:56.8
Baseball Player Hank GreenbergBaseball Player Hank Greenberg 1968 - AL Kaline hits his 307th HR, surpassing Hank Greenberg as a Tiger
1968 - Frank Howard ties AL record with HR in his 6th consecutive game his 10 home runs in the most in 6 games
1969 - "Canterbury Tales" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 122 perfs
1969 - Apollo 10 (Stafford/Cernan/Young) launched toward lunar orbit
1969 - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA St Louis Women's Golf Invitational
1970 - Beatles' last released LP, "Let It Be" released in US
1971 - 4th ABA Championship: Utah Stars beat Kentucky Colonels, 4 games to 3
1971 - Bulgarian constitution goes into effect
1971 - Pres Nixon rejects 60 demands of Congressional Black Caucus
1971 - Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 3
1971 - Vampire rapist Wayne Bodens last victim found
1972 - "Me & The Chimp" last airs on CBS-TV
1972 - John Sebastian makes 63 consecutive free throws while blindfolded
1973 - Soviet party leader Brezhnev visits West Germany
1973 - WIBC Bowling Queens won by Dotty Fothergill
1974 - "Streak" by Ray Stevens hits #1
1974 - 100th Preakness: Miguel Rivera aboard Current Little wins in 1:54.6
1974 - India becomes 6th nation to explode an atomic bomb
1974 - Nigeria announces 55 percent government participation in all oil concessions
1977 - Juventus wins 6th UEFA Cup at Bilbao
Israeli Prime Minister Menachem BeginIsraeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin 1977 - Menachem Begin becomes Prime Minister of Israel
1977 - Nightclub in Cincinnati fire kills 164
1978 - Italy legalizes abortion
1978 - Russian dissident Yuri Orlov exiled to compulsory work
1980 - Belgium 3rd government of Martens forms
1980 - China PR launch 1st intercontinental rocket
1980 - Donna White wins LPGA Coca-Cola Golf Classic
1980 - Fernando Belaunde Terry elected president of Peru
1980 - Mount St Helens blows its top in Washington State, 60 die
1980 - Gwangju Massacre: Students in Gwangju, South Korea begin demonstrations, calling for democratic reforms.
1982 - Tigers outfielder Larry Herndon is 14th to hit 4 consecutive HRs
1982 - Unification Church founder Rev Sun Myung Moon convicted of tax evasion
1983 - Senate revises immigration laws, gives millions of illegal aliens legal status under an amnesty program
1985 - "One Night In Bangkok" by Murray Head hits #3
1985 - 111th Preakness: Pat Day aboard Tank's Prospect wins in 1:53.4
1985 - 1st remote location for "Nightline" (South Africa)
1986 - "Singin' in the Rain" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC after 367 perfs
1986 - Becky Pearson wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic
1986 - Chung Kwung Ying did 2,750 atomic hand-stand push-ups
1986 - David Goch finishes swimming 55,682 miles in a 25-yd pool
1986 - South African army occupies Botswana, Zimbabwe & Zambia
1986 - Chung Kwung Ying did 2,750 "atomic" hand-stand push-ups
1988 - Bayer Leverkusen wins 17th UEFA Cup at Leverkusen
1988 - In just Oakland's 39th of the season, pitcher Dave Stewart breaks record with his 12th balk en route to 16
1990 - East and West Germany sign a monetary union treaty
1990 - Cubs Ryne Sandberg ends 2nd baseman record 123 errorless game streak
1990 - Judy Carne arrested at JFK airport on an 11 year old drug warrant
1990 - TV movie "Return To Green Acres" airs
NHL Right Winger Jari KurriNHL Right Winger Jari Kurri 1990 - Jari Kurri sets a record for scoring in a Stanley Cup Finals game, registering three goals and two assists vs the Boston Bruins
1991 - 117th Preakness: Jerry Bailey aboard Hansel wins in 1:54
1991 - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1991 - USSR launches 2 cosmonauts to MIR space station
1992 - Supreme Court rules states could not force mentally unstable criminal defendants to take anti-psychotic drugs
1993 - Danish people vote in favor of ratifying the Maastricht Treaty
1993 - Italian police arrest Mafia boss Benedetto "Nitto" Santapaola
1994 - AC Milan wins Europe Cup 1: 4-0 against Barcelona
1994 - Israel withdraws from the Gaza Strip
1994 - Tropical Butterfly Garden at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo opens
1995 - WIBC Bowling Queens won by Sandra Postma
1996 - 122nd Preakness: Pat Day aboard Louis Quatorze wins in 1:53.2
1996 - WIBC Bowling Queens won by Lisa Wagner
1997 - "King David" opens at New Amsterdam Theater NYC
LPGA Golfer Christa JohnsonLPGA Golfer Christa Johnson 1997 - 43rd McDonald's LPGA Championship won by chris johnson
1997 - Cadillac NFL Senior Golf Classic
1997 - Tiger Woods wins Byron Nelson Golf Classic
1998 - United States v. Microsoft: The United States Department of Justice and 20 U.S. states file an antitrust case against Microsoft.
2001 - DreamWorks Pictures "Shrek", starring Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, and Cameron Diaz in voice-over roles, debuts
2001 - Saudi Arabia selects the eight foreign companies to take part in its "Gas Initiative," three core venture gas projects that have an anticipated worth of $25 billion
2002 - 128th Preakness: Victor Espinoza aboard War Emblem wins in 1:56.36
2006 - The post Loktantra Andolan government passes a landmark bill curtailing the power of the monarchy and making Nepal a secular country.
Actor Eddie MurphyActor Eddie Murphy 2009 - Sri Lankan Civil War: The LTTE are defeated by the Sri Lankan government, ending almost 26 years of fighting between the two sides.
2013 - RC Toulonnais defeat ASM Clermont Auvergne to win the rugby Heineken Cup final
2013 - 139th Preakness: Gary Stevens aboard Oxbow wins in 1:57.54
2014 - Adam Scott overtakes Tiger Woods as the No. 1 ranked golfer in the world
2014 - Swiss voters reject a $25 per hour minimum wage

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